Monthly Archives: December 2013

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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Automotive History, December 31

On this day in 1955, General Motors Corporation became the first auto giant to make over a billion dollars a year.

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Dog Tip of The Day, December 31

If you are trying new foods with your dog or cat and they are throwing it up, cut back.  Always introduce a dog or cat to new foods gradually, 10%, then 25% then 50%.  If they still throw it up, stop using it.

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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 30

After Christmas is a good time to stock up on dog and cat toys.  The pet stores got a lot of Christmas oriented toys in and what is left over will go on sale for a drastically reduced price.

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Made in America

Starting the first of the year, I am going to start a new Category on American made products.  I was trying to think of something new to write about and a friend suggested this.  I am very passionate about buying American since I am an American, however I do have a lot of viewers and followers from around the world and I like that.  I don’t want my viewers to feel that I am implying products from their countries are inferior.  I would like to hear their input.  If I talk about a product made in America and you feel your country has a very good or better product, please let me know.  I will post it.  Let me know what you think of this idea. I really want to hear what my viewers think.  I think it could be a very valuable learning experience for all of us.

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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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