Live from the CodeBar

CodeBar Live Show 3-The Secret of Morse

February 24, 2021 Robert Jenner
Live from the CodeBar
CodeBar Live Show 3-The Secret of Morse
Show Notes

Welcome to ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor.  On this show we will talk about Morse Code, starting with the life of its wacky creator Samuel Morse to the invention of the telegraph and finally how the code was developed and its uses which still have a place in popular culture.

 

CodeBar Cocktail

The Telegraph Cider

Ingredients

·      3 Oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider 

·      1.5 Oz Dark  Rum

·      0.5 Oz Toasted Marshmallow Syrup

 

*Toasted Marshmallow Syrup*

·      1 Cup Water 

·      1 Cup Sugar 

·      1 TSP Vanilla Extract 

·      8 Large Marshmallows 

 

Combine sugar and water in a pot. Bring the water to a boil and make sure all sugar is dissolved.  Reduce the heat and allow to simmer. Put marshmallows on a skewer and toast them until they are slightly burnt on a stove burner or with a lighter. Add the toasted marshmallows to the simmering syrup and stir until they are all dissolved. Turn off heat and allow to cool. Strain the mixture with a fine strainer, leaving just the syrup, stir in the vanilla extract and store in the fridge until needed.

 Directions:

 Add the Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider, the Dark Rum and the toasted Marshmallow Syrup over ice.  Stir and top with a toasted marshmallow on a stick.  

 

Books

“Samuel Morse” By Mona Kerby

“Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F.B Morse”  By Kenneth Silverman 

 

Websites

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Samuel-F-B-Morse

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/morse-demonstrates-telegraph

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Denton

https://www.wired.com/2012/01/british-pow-uses-morse-code-to-stitch-hidden-message-during-wwii/

https://www.electronics-notes.com/articles/history/morse-code-telegraph/interesting-facts-information.php

https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/7-killer-songs-that-use-morse-code/