New technologies can change history in surprising ways, and no technology has changed the literal map of the world like air conditioning. From the desert ice houses of ancient Egypt, to the “Ice King” and his Civil War nemesis, to the Hollywood blockbuster, and even to the White House, the effects of ice and cold have altered history in some astonishing ways. Also: The Unipiper’s new segment “Make Portland Weird Again,” modern-day Noah, Darcelle is the oldest drag queen, couple sues PokemonGo for destroying their life, security drones will kill us all, Google Fiber not coming to Portland, N. Korea is set to Manbang, just what sort of system of government did the Smurfs have, anyway? Enjoy!


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