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Today in Nerd History | November 26

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 26th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

OFF WITH HER HEAD

In 1865, Alice in Wonderland was first published in America. This English children’s novel by Lewis Carroll tells the story of a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world of talking animals and strange characters.

Nerdy Fact: The book was banned in China in 1931 because the authorities thought that animals should not use human language.

AMERICA, AMERICA, THIS IS YOU!

In 1989, America’s Funniest Home Videos premiered. This TV show showcases hilarious clips of people and animals in various situations, submitted by viewers from all over the country. The show is based on a Japanese format and has been hosted by different comedians over the years.

Nerdy Fact: The show was inspired by a Japanese program called Fun TV with Kato-chan and Ken-chan, which featured a segment where viewers sent in their home videos. ABC pays a royalty fee to the Japanese network for using the format.





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