Wednesday May 15, 2013
The brand's first box of eight Crayola crayons made its debut in 1903. The crayons were sold for a nickel and the colors were black, brown, blue, red, purple, orange, yellow, and green. Today, there over one hundred different types of crayons being made by Crayola including crayons that: sparkle with glitter, glow in the dark, smell like flowers, change colors, and wash off walls and other surfaces and materials.
Sunday May 12, 2013
If you got it flaunt it. This is an introductory article I have written aimed at those of you who do not know how to patent it yourself. One hot tip, patent early, especially now when the first to file rule came into effect in the United States, and especially if your invention is in a highly competitive field. Illustration: Getty Images/Chad Baker
Saturday May 11, 2013
San Francisco photographer, Eadweard Muybridge conducted motion-sequence still photographic experiments and is often called the "Father of the motion picture" even though he did not make films in the manner we know them as today.
Photo Credit: Eadweard Muybridge, Daisy jumping a hurdle, saddled, preparing for the leap from Animal Locomotion Library of Congress 1887
Friday May 10, 2013
Shout out to Michelle Barbara and Cowabunga Ice Cream for sending me the following tasty ice cream facts.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month (July 17, 2011) as National Ice Cream Day. Photo Credit: James Ross/Getty Images
Did you know?
Each American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, ices and other commercially produced frozen dairy products.
The Northern Central states have the highest per capita consumption of ice cream at 41.7 quarts.
More ice cream is sold on Sunday than any other day of the week.
Ice cream and related frozen desserts are consumed by more than 90 percent of households in the United States.
Ice cream consumption is highest during July and August.
The most popular flavor of ice cream in the United States is vanilla (27.8%), followed by chocolate (14.3%), strawberry (3.3%), chocolate chip (3.3%) and butter pecan (2.8%).
Children ages two through 12, and adults age 45 plus, eat the most ice cream per person.
The average number of licks to polish off a single scoop ice cream cone is approximately 50.
History of Ice Cream
Ice Cream Sundae
Photos - Ice Cream History
Ice Cream Cone