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Social Musings 101

People who have contributed to society……..

In this post of people who have given or contributed to society we are going to talk about socks.  So socks have been around for a really long time. The oldest pair of found socks was located at Oxyrhynchus in Egypt, they date back to 300-500 A.D. So since sockss were created so long ago not one person is really attributed to building the beauties. But can you imagine Life without socks. No socks. Man sweaty feet……smelly feet….or always having to change the cloth around your shoes. Especially in winter time…socks come in handy so much. If you have ever worked a job where you have to stand for long periods of time then you understand. As you can wear multiple pairs of socks that act as a cushion to your heel and foot. So thank you to all the people over the centuries who have contributed to the sock and perfected the sock and made it what it is……….Thanks again…..to read more about the history of the sock. Click the link.

Social Musings 101

People Who Have Contributed to Society

Today we learn about 2 individuals who contributed to society (apparently from records at the same time) in regards to the wonderful and childlike Teddy Bear. So  Morris Michtom after seeing a cartoon where  former President Theodore Roosevelt had some bad dealings with a bear got the idea to create a toy bear. He named the toy bear a Teddy Bear. It just so happens that he owned a novelty shop and then put  in the window and they started to sell. As a result of the successful sales of the teddy bear he founded the company Ideal Novelty and Toy Company. Before sailing the toy bears he got permission from Teddy to produce the toy bears using his name.

The second person who according to records came up with the idea at the exact same time as Michtom was Richard Steiff. So Richard came up with the same idea and with a toy bear and took it to a toy fair and caught the guy of a manufacturer who ordered a whole lot of teddy bears. Then as any successful item does it started showing up every where with women and people holding the bears. But today I say thank you to Michtom and Steiff because of all the affection and displays of LOVE that are non- material but the bear allows to give the material expression of LOVE. That’s all enjoy your day, evening, and night. Click the link to read more about the history of teddy bears.

People Who Have Contributed to Society……..

People Who Have Contributed to Society…….

Before we start this post I want to take a moment of silence to remember Mr. JFK was assassinated today………..may he rest in peace……….

The person who were are going to discuss today in relation to his contribution to society is none other than Albert L. Marsh. Mr. Marsh  created a metal alloy that could be used as a heating element and could withstand high-resistance  than the metal that was currently being made at the time. This discovery was helpful in the introduction of the electric heater…..now I know some of you are wrapped in a blanket as you’re reading this or in pajamas with the heater going…so if you have an electric heater blowing you can give thanks to Mr. Marsh as he diligently tried out different configurations until one worked. Read more about Mr. Marsh by clicking the link.

 

People Who Have Contributed to Society……..

So the next person on the list of people who have contributed to society is…….Friedrich William Gustav Bruhn………Mr. Bruhn invented the modern taximeter…….By inventing the taximeter…Mr. Bruhn gave way and paved a way for many immigrants to make a living to feed their families and contribute to the societies in which they lived. Mr. Bruhn’s idea also was the leader of ideas that gave rise to services like Uber……..and other ride services…….how many times have you been out late and couldn’t see straight and took a taxi and arrived home safely…..or how many time s have you been stranded or needed to get to that important meeting after getting off the plane  and the taxi driver took you right to your destination…no questions asked…..A lot….so think you Mr. Bruhn for your invention and all the millions of people worldwide that were gainfully employed and developed a sense of pride my being able to take care of their families. Read more about Mr. Bruhn by clicking the link.

People who have contributed to society………

Patek Philippe was inventor or credited inventor who developed the wrist watch…..he made the watch for  Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. I say that is contribution was great to society in that he helped spread the use of time…and made it easier for people to know what time it was…….during this time period men were scared to where a wristwatch as mostly women were wristwatches and men used hand clocks or clocks that required two hands. As a result of making the watches for royalty other people wanted to wear these wristwatches as well…..and helped spur a new wristwatch movement as others competed with him in regards to wristwatch making he also raised the standard really high for watches…which caused people to have a higher standard in regards to what is and isn’t acceptable in regards to a functioning wrist watch……so thank you Mr. Philippe. Click the link and read more about Patek Philippe and the invention of the first wristwatch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patek_Philippe_%26_Co.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-10000/first-wristwatch/

People Who Have Contributed to Society……

So the next person on my list of people who have contributed greatly to society is none other than Earl Nightingale. Mr Nightingale is a motivational speaker that talks about mindset, attitude, and your ability to achieve things. Mr. Nightingale was on the USS Arizona when it was attacked in Pearl Harbor. He was one of the 12 surviving marines. In regards to contributions Earl has given over 7,000 radio programs, 250 audio programs and hundreds of other television and video programs. If you listen to an Earl Nightingale tape you’ll see what I mean. He talks about self motivation to philosophy and American History to job performance and service. Earl has unknowningly contributed to society my without being here encouraging all the go getters of the world to push themselves to the level they are capable of becoming. Many organizations and sound employees have been crafted by listening to the words of Earl Nightingale. Thanks again Mr. Nightingale. Read  more about the history of Earl Nightingale. Click the link.

People Who Have Contributed to Society………

So the next person on the list of people who have contributed to society is Clara Barton. Clara Barton traveled overseas and was doing humanitarian work and decided to bring the Red Cross to the U.S. Clara Barton responded to the first two majors U.S disasters the Thumb fire and Johnstown Flood. So Clara after those disasters instead of having random people helping had an organization that was organized and able to give people Hope when they needed it the most. How many times not only here but in the world has the red cross shown up to help people with water, clothes, food and money. Plus the red cross that collects blood saves a lot of lives through blood transplants and what not……so thanks again Clara…read more about Clara’s contribution to society here….Click the link. Clara Barton’s Contribution to Society….

People Who Have Contributed to Society……

So our next unsung hero….who contributed greatly to society is non other than……William Potts……he created the first electric three lens traffic light in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Potts was a polic e officer and within a year of his creation he created an automatic traffic signal……Mr. Potts…never received very much credit for his invention but he didn’t care…he contributed much to our society…….can you imagine what life would have been like if there were no traffic signals….its already bad as it is when you drive with controlled intersections….it would be absolutely hell..with no traffic signals…..people wouldn’t even risk it…or the cars would be all made to look like battering rams to prevent horrendous accidents from occurring…….well read more about Mr. Potts…..Click the link…Thank you and have a wonderful day…own the moment…as Eric Thomas would say……….

The history of Credit-Suisse

Credit Suisse was started in 1856 by Alfred Escher. He created the company to create and fund a private railroad system for Switzerland. He only wanted to sell 3 million shares to get the company started…but he received 218 million shares in 3 days. The company focused mostly on mid-term and short-term loans when it began. Credit-Suisse also helped with the financing and development of other railroad systems, electrical-grids, currency, and helped fund entrepreneurs. During the financial crisis of the housing subprime market Credit Suisse was the least affected bank. Read more about the history of Credit-Suisse…..Click the link.