As we approach the new years celebration we are grateful and thankful for the people that stay afterwards and clean up the dirt, condoms, beers, party poppers, candy wrappers, and all the other trash that they take away. Thank You all. I’m sure you probably don’t get told thank you enough but the work that you do matters and matters greatly. Thank You. Thank You all. Maybe as you celebrate on the eve of the new year or leading up to the new year or on the new year, maybe try and make it to that trash can. On that note have an outstanding day.
~Creative Director Jamaal R. James
Today we thank the ancient and present inventors of paved asphalt. When you are driving and eating ice cream or French fries while driving don’t forget that the reason that your car isn’t shaking to all hell is because many inventors decided that cars should travel on smooth roads. On those smooth roads is a substance called asphalt. So check it out. When you are you your way to go where ever you want to go this morning don’t forget to thank the asphalt engineers and technicians that make the smooth road that you traveling on possible. Other than that have a wonderful day. Please click the link to learn more about paved roads.
The history of asphalt
Today we discuss none other than Johan Vaaler. Mr. Vaaler came up with the idea for the paperclip. Well, (according to Wikipedia) another form of paperclip existed before his paperclip did but he didn’t know it at the time and patented his paper clip idea. Either way at the time of occupation by Germany the Norweigan people wore paperclips in solidarity. So maybe he created the paperclip so that unknowningly the people of Norway could have a symbol of unity. Maybe this was the real reason for the invention instead of just the paperclip. I guess one will never know because we can’t ask the inventor. But next time you have that bundle of papers crammed together give a quick thanks to Mr. Vaaler and other who kept playing around with small shiny thin pieces of metal until they turned into usable paper storage clips. Until next time folks have a wonderful day, night, or evening as you read this. JJ.