Friday, April 11, 2014

The Pima Natives and the Mormon Battalion

A Pima Native

During the United States war with Mexico, the Mexicans tried to enlist the Pima Indians to help them fight the Mormon Battalion. It became obvious fast that the Pima Indians wouldn’t be convinced. Why?

a.      They didn’t have guns

b.      They had never shed the blood of  a white man

c.       They believed the Mormons were protected by the Gods

d.      They had never gone to war against anyone

Yesterday’s answer:

a.      The first video game

When the story of computers is written, Nolan Bushnell, Salt Lake City, Utah, will probably find a place in the books as the “father of video games.” After moving to California to study at Stanford University, he got an idea one day for a game. He set up shop in his daughter’s bedroom and spread out computer equipment so he could write a space-adventure game. Finding it too difficult for people to play, he dumbed it down and called it “Pong.” The year was 1972, the same year he founded Atari, and introduced the Atari 2600 home video-game system, a huge success that launched the video-game industry.

Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 318.

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