TRC #391: Apple Retro 1970 Bug + Hitler’s Micropenis? + Leap Year Revisited + Video Gaming’s First Transgender Character

AdamBirdettaGo Skeptic, it’s your podcast! This week, Pat squashes the recent iPhone retro 1970 Bug making the rounds. Darren points a skeptical lens at current news stories suggesting Hitler suffered from a condition that affected the size of his penis. Cristina jumps in to school us on the origins of Leap Year. Finally, Adam respawns an old theory regarding who gaming’s first transgender character is, and reminds us how good he looks in red.

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Apple Retro 1970 Bug

Wired:  Don’t Set Your iPhone to 1970

Unix Time

Apple Support Note: 1970 Bug

9to5 Mac: Apple Acknowledges iPhone Bricking 1970 Date Bug

Wikipedia: iOS

Mac Rumors: iOS 9.3 Beta Fixes 1970 Date Bug

Tom Scott YouTube Video

Gizmodo: Apple Promises To Fix 1970 Bug

Hitler’s Micropenis?


The Independent

Washington Post

Leap Year Revisited

Quora: Why wasn’t 1900 a leap year

Quora: Why does February have 28 days

Mental Floss: Why are there only 28 days in February

Slate: Bad Astronomy: The math behind leap years

CNN: Why do we have leap year?

The Longest Year In History

Video Gaming’s First Transgender Character

Metroidís Samus Aran is a Transgender Woman. Deal With It. – The Mary Sue

Samus Is Trans, and Ronda Rousey Probably Shouldn’t Play Her – Harlot

Ronda Rousey: Transgender fighter Fallon Fox has an advantage – MMA Junkie

Images of Samus’s colours in an out of her suit

Captain Rainbow – Mario Wiki


Adam dressed as Birdo

Birdo from Super Mario Bros. 2 Manual

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