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Cousin Eliezer the Inventor

October 17, 2018
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Nobody knows this, but my sixth cousin five times removed, Eliezer McDonald, invented the recliner chair back in 1830. Eliezer patented his first model in 1830, but he wasn’t very successful with it. It was…

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Who comes up with this stuff?

January 29, 2016
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I recently started thinking about how certain things in everyday life have occurred.  It got me all in a tizzy.  Now I’m on a rampage to think up something new on my own, but some…

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Alexander Graham Bell’s first phone call – using Skype

October 20, 2015
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On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made perhaps the most famous phone call in history, from his Boston laboratory, summoning his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who was in the next room, with the following…

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The Third Time’s The Charm

February 9, 2015
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The Third Time’s The Charm

I’m convinced that in a previous life I was an inventor. That, or I was an automotive engineer, because many of my ideas involve cars (which makes no sense because I’m not really into cars).…

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Innovators

July 23, 2014
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Innovators

The other day I was reading an article about young innovators and their creations. One was a website invented by two brothers in a former Soviet republic. Building on their grim experiences growing up in…

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Take A Powder With Pocket Booze

May 16, 2014
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Take A Powder With Pocket Booze

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Every now and then a concept just makes me stop and gape in amazement. The designated hitter, Joe Biden as Vice-President, a transistor radio you can listen to in the…

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Inventors, We Salute You!

April 24, 2014
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Inventors, We Salute You!

Every great invention starts with a thought. It’s a moment when the proverbial light bulb goes off and a truly great idea emerges. Sure, we’ve all heard the stories about how Alexander Graham Bell invented…

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Troubles, Oh So Taxing

April 22, 2014
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Troubles, Oh So Taxing

Imagine my surprise when I saw myself in this ad. I really thought this was behind me. I got bagged running out of a store with hundreds of Twinkies stuffed down my shirt. Which was…

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Bobbing For Fire

March 26, 2014
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Bobbing For Fire

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   After three decades as a volunteer firefighter, I … hurt. A lot, especially when it’s cold. Recently I’ve been seen wearing a sling, to let my arm heal after I…

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Flying Feces – Another Reason to Keep the Toilet Lid Down

April 29, 2013
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Flying Feces – Another Reason to Keep the Toilet Lid Down

I don’t know why I watch The Doctors. They have so many disgusting segments on their show, accompanied by lots of warnings, like, “What you are about to see will cause you to projectile vomit.”…

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