RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 5/16/19

“North Pole, Betamax & the Star Spangled Banner”

The North Pole shifts about 34 miles a year.   https://www.earth.com/news/earths-magnetic-north-pole-shifting/

 Even though Betamax was a flop, Sony kept on manufacturing blank tapes for the machines . . . and only stopped in 2016.  http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/9/9703004/sony-is-finally-killing-betamax

The melody for the “Star-Spangled Banner” was . . . um . . . “borrowed” from a British drinking song called “To Anacreon in Heaven”.   http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-star-spangled-banner-200-anniversary-20140912-story.html