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Today in Nerd History | March 15

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on March 15th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

SYMBOLICS.COM | 1985

In 1985, the first internet domain was registered – symbolics.com. Symbolics.com was a Massachusetts-based computer manufacturer. It is still registered, also making it the oldest, longest-operating domain. It was purchased by XF.com Investments in 2009.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The current owners of Symbolics.com have turned it into an online museum of the internet, showcasing the history and innovation of the web.

  • Until 1995, domain name registration was free. Network Solutions was the first company to charge for domains, starting at $100 for two years.

ICE AGE | 2002

In 2002, Ice Age premiered in theaters. Ice Age is an animated comedy film about a group of prehistoric animals who try to return a human baby to his tribe during the onset of the ice age.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The drawings of characters during the end credit roll were all done by the children of the animators.

  • John Leguizamo tried 30 different voices for Sid before settling on the one with food in his mouth.

  • Scrat, the acorn-obsessed squirrel, has become an iconic figure in the Ice Age franchise and has appeared in every sequel and spin-off.

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