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Today in Nerd History | October 13

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 October 13th 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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NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

In 1993, The Nightmare Before Christmas released. This musical fantasy film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who discovers and tries to recreate the magic of Christmas Town.

Nerdy Fact: The movie was based on a poem that Tim Burton wrote in 1983, when he was working as an animator for Disney. The poem was inspired by the clash of holiday decorations in stores and featured only three characters: Jack Skellington, his dog Zero, and Santa Claus.

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IPOD VIDEO

In 2005, Apple released the iPod Video. This new generation of iPod could play both music and video files. The device had a smaller click wheel and a larger screen than previous models, and could store up to 60 GB of media in its first release, which included the ability to play TV shows and movies purchased via iTunes.

Nerdy Fact: The first video iPod had a larger, sharper color screen, slimmer form factor and better battery life than its predecessors. It also introduced a black color option.





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