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Today in Nerd History | November 12

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 November 12th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

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CAPTAIN CARROT

In 1981, Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew first appeared in a special insert in The New Teen Titans #16. The Zoo Crew is a team of anthropomorphic animal super-heroes from a parallel world called Earth-C.

Nerdy Fact: The Zoo Crew’s adventures are full of puns and jokes, such as their enemies being named Armordillo, Frogzilla, Cold Turkey, and Bow-Zar. Their world also features parodies of famous people and places, such as President Mallard Fillmore, Waspington DC, and the Just’a Lotta Animals (JLA).

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SUPER MARIO GALAXY

In 2007, Super Mario Galaxy released on the Nintendo Wii. This is a game where Mario travels through space and explores different planets with varying gravity, while trying to save Princess Peach and the universe from Bowser’s evil plans.

Nerdy Fact: The game has a homage to The Legend of Zelda, another famous Nintendo franchise. In the Honeyhive Galaxy, there is a planet with a Triforce symbol made of coins, which is the emblem of the royal family of Hyrule in the Zelda games.

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PS5

In 2020, the PlayStation 5 released. This is a powerful and innovative home video game console that offers immersive gaming experiences with 3D audio, ray tracing, and haptic feedback.

Nerdy Fact: The PS5 has a special mode called Boost Mode that can enhance the performance of some PS4 games. This mode can improve the frame rate, resolution, or loading speed of compatible games, making them look and run better on the PS5.





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