Need for Speed the video game first debuted on the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer multimedia unit. The 32-Bit device was released at MSRP$700.00 (USD) in 1993 and was conceived by Trip Hawkins, one of the founders of Electronic Arts. The 3DO faced its demise by 1997 with only 2 million units sold. giantbomb.com/3do/3045-26…
NASA have sent a DVD to Mars which contains multimedia collection of literature and art about the Red Planet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
In 1995 Apple created a multimedia device that would hook up to a tv and allow its user to surf the internet, kind of like what many companies are coming out with now. The device was a huge failure. youtube.com/watch?v=cv0uH…
Famed multimedia artist, Orson Wells, had completed most of his master works (including the play "Julius Caesar", the radio broadcast "War of the Worlds", and the film "Citizen Kane") by the time he was 26. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ors…
3M makes more than tape and post-it notes! They also make street signs, sandpaper, touch screens, steri strips, car wax, multimedia projectors, stethoscopes, synthetic track & field materials, dental braces, thermal clothing insulation, bandaids, optical films, and 55,000 other products. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3M
Monty Python's Eric Idle is the main character for the multimedia ride "Journey Into Imagination" at Disney's Epcot theme park. youtube.com/watch?v=oUUaT…
Today I learned about PBS's Nova website that hosts a huge amount of free multimedia pertaining to everything reddit loves. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/
Sony is not just a multimedia company; it also owns and operates Banks and Life Insurance subsidiaries. sonyfh.co.jp/index_en.htm…
There is "..a non-profit corporation dedicated to protecting the foundations of Internet multimedia from control by private interests," its name is xiph. (Repost from /u/TheSilentSumber /r/FreeFormats) xiph.org/about/
Between 1967 and 1970, Jim Henson worked on a nightclub project called Cyclia, a multimedia experience with projectors and live music. It was never finished, but exists in reels of film and sketches. muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Cyc…
The co-founder of Diamond Multimedia (now part of HTC) was H. H. Huh en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
A British Radio sports commentator's on-air innuendo was so funny, it caused a 2 mile long traffic jam because drivers who were listening couldn't stop laughing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
You can embed secret messages in vocal music that emege only when multiple people start singing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Michaelangelo painted a hidden brain on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel swide.com/art-culture/mic…
Legend says the first wine glass was molded from the breast of Helen of Troy. chiff.com/wine/myths.htm
During WWII in Ponary, Poland there was mass murder where the Jews were shot, and would drop into a hole. However, the children would move too much, so the Germans would put them all in the hole alive, and drop a couple of grenades in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pon…
If you hold up a new Canadian bill to your eye and look at a point light source, a hidden pattern emerges bankofcanada.ca/banknotes…
When making his film of Hamlet, Laurence Olivier chose a 29-year-old actress to play his mother, despite her being 11 years younger than him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eil…
The NASA launch abort system accelerates from 0-450 mph in less than 3 seconds. nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010…
A male French Diplomat in China married a Chinese spy who turned out to be a man and the diplomat didn't find out this until 20 years later!

"Bernard Boursicot (born 1944) is a French diplomat who was caught in a honeypot trap (seducing him to participate in Chinese espionage), by Shi Pei Pu, a male Peking opera singer, whom Boursicot believed to be female." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Boursicot)

Here is a picture of the two: http://www.mayacafe.com/forum/user_images/1246662181_1_.jpg

Here is a picture of Shi Pei Pu as a woman: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01436/shi_pei_pu_1436204f.jpg

Also, M Butterfly is a play based on this outrageous event (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Butterfly) and that is how I found out about it.

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