Out of the Blue

Today reportedly the 40th birthday of Pac-Man. According a ten year old Google article the anniversary of the release of the arcade classic was yesterday. The Wikipedia article on the topic says the game was first released in July of 1980. But there are a lot of stories saying today's the day, including the Official PAC-MAN Website. So happy birthday to the artist originally known as Puck-Man. Also, today is National Solitaire Day, according to Microsoft, who say the Windows edition of the card game launched 30 years ago today: Word is: "And after 30 years, Microsoft Solitaire is still one of the most played games on the planet every day, with more than 100 million hands played daily around the globe." Protip: Put the red seven on the black eight. You're welcome.

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