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Social Musings 101: Speedometer

This day we take the time and are thankful to Otto Schulze. As he patented the idea of the speedometer. This little device has helped man break the land speed barrier. This device has helped others slow down their speed and speed up if need be while traveling. So go reading more about the speedometer at Wikipedia and have an outstanding day.


Social Musings 101: Cardboard Box Inventor Robert Gair

As we start to get packages for the Holidays and Thanksgiving season I would like to take the time to give a shoutout and thank you to Robert Gair.  According to Wikipedia he is the person who came up with the idea for the cardboard box accidently. He was a book printer and a ruler fell into the machine causing the covers to have several cuts in them. Gair realized that these could be shape because they had slits in them and hence the cardboard. Well thanks a lot Mr. Gair.

~Jamaal R. James 2015.

Social Musings 101: The First Day of the New Year

Most or 75 percent of people will spend today re-gearing themselves and recouping from the night before. Many lists will be written and dinners and lunches had with one another. Many resolutions will be broken today and started today. I know that many of us have goals or wishes or wanted for this year. It’s best to think about but it is that you want while making this happen. If you watched the ball drop last night you can think Adolph Ochs for organizing the event originally. You can think Artkraft Strauss for designing the ball itself. Once again as we start this new year, give thanks to those that came before us to make these things possible. Until manana Folks, Electramorhipism out.

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Who invented the Windshield Wiper Blade?

In this episode of People who have contributed to society……we discuss none other than Mary Anderson. So legend goes (according to Wikipedia) that she was riding in a trolley car in New York City and saw the conductor had to keep the window open in order for sleet not to keep blocking the windshield. So Mary got the idea to have a rubber blade that was attached to a handle that would remove whatever was on the windshield without a person having to do this manually. Anderson’s device could be used while still seated in the car. Other people came out with idea too but Anderson’s was the most effective. Anderson applied for a patent and received it…….her idea, ……… the powers that be didn’t see the usefulness of the idea at the time. But if you drive around in rain or snow, or hail you can give thanks to Mary Anderson. Yes that little luxury that you enjoy of not having to put your hand out the window to clean the front windshield as you drive. If you don’t believe me, have you ever been in heavy rain and driving and turned the wiper blades off accidently, it doesn’t take longer than 3 seconds for you to realize the importance of windshield wiper blades. Thanks again Mary. You can read about about Mary Anderson by clicking the link here.


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The next creative person to cover that contributed and art by means of construction or idea creation are the men and women behind the idea of the toilet. Some call it the crapper believe it or not…….and no the inventor of the toiler wasn’t Thomas Crapper. Thomas just helped make the commercialization of the product more successful. In modern times Sir John Harington is credited with the invention of the toilet or perfection of the toilet system. He made a design and had it in his house and tried to get his godmother King Elizabeth the 1st to use it but she wouldn’t because it made too much noise. The most ancient civilization with the best water sewer irrigation technology was Indus Valley Civilization. Not only were these guys creative with their ideas and design they were finishers. They started projects and finished them. Did you know that in some cultures the norm is to squat on the toilet seat to use the bathroom? Did you know

that not all households had toilets, they were only for the wealthy…the rest of the people had to use community or communal bathrooms. So thank you to Mr. Harington and those before you and after you who came with the creative ideas that you did and your social contribution to art of human excrement. Click the link to learn more about the flush toilet.

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In this posting of People who have contributed to society, we talk about none other than Christopher Latham Sholes who invented the first practical typewriter and the qwerty keyboard. Can you imagine the amount of editing that people would have to use in order to create books, letters, or magazines? Wow. If everything were still hand written can you imagine the number of people who would develop Carpal tunnel injuries? So once again we take our hat off to Mr. Sholes and thank him for helping our society facilitate transferring our thoughts from mind to physical print or form. Another plus of the keyboard is it allows you to type freely and see what’s happening in the back of your mind. Happy Turkey Day to those that celebrate it and have a great day, evening, or night to all. Click the link to learn more about Christopher Latham Sholes.


**I stated that Sholes created the typewriter…he didn’t. Henry Mill invented the typewriter but Sholes made the commercially successful version of the typewriter. So thank you Mr. Mill for making an invention that Sholes and others were able to improve upon.

People Who Have Contributed to Society……..

Included in this post of People Who Have Contributed to Society……

We discuss none other than Charles Goodyear who came out with a patent for vulcanized rubber and later built the first rubber soccer ball, as previous generations of players had to play with pig bladders and wine bottles. So by Charles introducing the rubber soccer ball to the world it made it a lot easier to play the game and wasn’t so hard on the feet. All the boys and girls and men and women of the world who go out daily to dribble and practice goals can say thank you to Mr. Charles. As by Mr. Charles making the ball out of rubber the pain of the kicking the ball all day is lesser and the ball is also lighter but sturdier. So the ball can be kicked and kicked and kicked for hours on end and used over and over again without a hiccup….and for that we take our hats off to Mr. Goodyear and his invention of the rubber soccer ball. Click the link to read more.


People Who Have Contributed to Society…….

So the next person on my list of people who have contributed to society is none other than…..Garrett  Augustus  Morgan Sr. This man of his many inventions came up with a safety hood/gas mask that was used by firefighters to rescue people in fires….Mr. Morgan watched firefighters struggle with the smoke and fumes of fire and came up with the idea to have a wet sponge that filtered the air and a breathing tube that was along the floor where good air was……most people were extremely spectacle about his invention..but he and his brothers and other rescuers walked into/under Lake Erie…..and saved several men that others had tried to rescue but failed in rescuing…..so without this man’s invention many more lives of firefighters and rescue personnel would have been lost without his contribution to mankind…..thanks again Mr. Morgan…….read more about…Mr. Morgan…Click the link.