Monthly Archives: December 2012

On this day in 1955, General Motors Corporation became the US. Corporation to make over 1 billion dollars.  What a way for them to end the year.

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Dog Tip of The Day, December 31

I am sure there will be a lot of celebrating tonight, just remember alcohol is not good for dogs.  It might be cute to watch your dog drink a bowl of beer, but DON”T LET THEM drink it.

Have a Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year!

 

 

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Science Birthdays, December 31

Today is the birthday of Andreas Vesalius, born in 1514, he is the founder of modern human anatomy, he is the author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy De humani corporis fabrica which means On the Structure of the Human Body.

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Dog Tip of The Day, December 30

Dogs don’t have to make New Year’s resolutions, anything they do wrong is your fault.  That is what training is all about. If you are going to train a dog, you have to take responsibility for it’s behavior.  Consider how you train your dog very carefully.

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Science Birthdays, December 30

Today is the birthday of John Milne, born in 1850, he is generally credited with inventing the first horizontal pendulum seismograph in 1880

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Dog Tip of The Day, December 29

Treats are always welcome.  Always have them when you are out with your dog.  They are a good way to great another dog that you might meet along the way.  Just check with the owner first.  Most people don’t mind if you give their dog a treat.

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Science Birthdays, December 29

Today is the birthday of Alexander Parks, born in 1813, he created Parkesine, the first man-made plastic, the first thermoplastic, a celluloid based on nitrocellulose treated with a variety of solvents. In 1846 he patented the cold cure process for vulcanizing rubber, called by Thomas Hancock “one of the most valuable and extraordinary discoveries of the age.”

Today is also the birthday of Robert Baker, born in 1921, he invented the Chicken Nugget in the 1950s.  McDonalds falsely patented the recipe under Chicken McNuggets in 1979 without giving credit to Baker. More than 40 cold cut innovations are credited to Robert Baker.

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