The Day the World’s Most Famous Poodle Disappeared (feat. Ken Marino) – Drunk History


So Howard Hughes is like,
I’m trying to design ah-the fastest jet wing. And she is like, uh, yeah,
okay, well you know what, [mumbling] and I do and gonna
go to the library and I’m gonna checkout
the fastest birds in a book and the fastest fish in a book
and I’m gonna combine them like a weird [bleep]
biological scientist. So Hedy Lamarr
essentially designs the first modern airplane. And he’s like, wow, this is
what I need from you, baby! How cool you are
as a girlfriend. And she’s like, kee-yeah, wow, I guess I have inadvertently,
through my love for you, contributed to the development of the world’s most premier
jet wing. [laughing quietly] You guys, the world is crazy! She got a book
of the fastest fish, and she got a book
of the fastest birds, and she combined them. [both laughing] Okay… so World War II is happening, and Hedy and her friend,
avant-garde composer George Antheil,
create this thing that was based
on a player piano. And so the two of them
together create this system that was known
as frequency hopping, which means that when
the Americans try to locate a German U-boat,
and the German U-boats jam the radio signal that the Americans
could just hop on over to a different frequency
and hop, hop, hop, hop, hop until we hone the [bleep] in
on German U-boats and then annihilate them. Okay, so…
okay, so–okay, so they bring this to the Navy,
and they’re like, we donate our patent
of this mechanical invention to thee, and the Navy is like, wow, that was super formal
of you and thank you so much, but, also, it’s just, like,
too big to use. We’ll, like, tuck it away
in like a nook, and, like, thank you again.
It’s like super nice of you. It’s the thought that counts.
So Hedy is like, all right. No problem. I worked really hard on
this technological advancement that succeeded,
but they didn’t accept it. So that’s okay. But guess what, fast forward
to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Have you heard of it? The Americans–us–are having
the same type of problem with jammed radio signals,
and they’re like, wait a second.
[shudders] What? And they’re like–
[high-pitched crying] And they were like–
[puffing rapidly] Sh-sh-sh-sh!
Sh-sh-sh. ‘Cause it’s so hard
to blow off dust. And they’re like,
somebody brought us a patented instrument
to solve this, but now we can updrate it–mm,
update it. We’ll make it electronical and we’re gonna [bleep] rescue
our radio signals. Thank you, Hedy. What’s truly insane
is that Hedy’s invention is the basis for all wireless
communication today: GPS, our phones
that we’re spending upwards of eight hours
a day on. – Bluetooth. I only talk
to my mother on Bluetooth. – Hedy [bleep] Lamarr is
responsible for that. History is
[deep voice] crazy!

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12 Responses

  1. Cheshieruu says:

    yo who the hell made the english captions??? they're not correct at all.

  2. Amberly Jolly says:

    so we're not gonna talk about the guy is the dog costume?

  3. Lindsay Duet says:

    you know what would be really cool? Drunk Literature. Like the same format and they explain great works of literature, famous books and maybe even Shakespeare. Am I the only one that thinks that would be so cool??

  4. abc def says:

    What's up with the captions???

  5. Andrew Wallace says:

    Yo my grandma showed up to the house one day with a poodle

  6. Z.Z. Rose says:

    who the fuck gonna ask a dog if he's a communist

  7. Stephanie West says:

    When I was little I had 2 imaginary poodles but they both died

  8. TK W says:

    My poodle mix is the best dog I've ever had & I'll only have poodles until I die. Thanks, Masterpiece.

  9. Apostasy says:

    So nice to see Dave Foley from kids in the hall!

  10. Vi Cardoso says:

    What do you mean they never found the poodle?!
    That is so sad….

  11. LighthouseMusic says:

    you should do JK Rowling writing Harry Potter

  12. Love Carol says:

    I liked how Lisa Simpson was just chillin on the couch at the end

  13. Olivia Duncan says:

    When the dog turned into a person-

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