Tuesday June 18, 2013
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Daniel Dingel built a water-fueled automobile engine as early as 1969. However, the Department of Energy considers Daniel Dingel's water powered car a hoax.Opinions?
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Sunday June 16, 2013
Its time again to thank all my readers who have submitted updates, stories, scoops, corrections, and the odd joke. What would I do without you? This time I would like to thank Kim Kelstone for letting me know that Robert Weitbrecht, the inventor that created a telecommunication device for the deaf, was a physicist by occupation.
And I have to thank Trevor for the following bad joke, "An inventor invented a combination shoe with a phone built in. The inventor built many prototype shoe-phones to show people. However, during a real emergency the inventor failed to find a phone boot."
Duh... Does anyone know how many inventors it takes to screw in a lightbulb?
Saturday June 15, 2013
Dutch florist, Peter de Werken is the inventor of a trade secret process for creating rainbow roses. The picture says it all. The flowers are treated with natural pigments into their stems, so when they grow each petal has a different color. The flowers are sold under the name of rainbow rose or happy rose and are only available as cut or dried flower arrangements.
The Happy Roses Company describes the process in the following way, "Roses are placed in special water. Different substances are dissolved in this water. The rose branch absorbs this water as part of a natural process. This is what changes the color of the petals. What makes Happy Roses unique is that the inventor has managed to color a few petals, for example, yellow, whilst at the same time other petals color differently, for example, blue, orange or lilac." The whole process takes 12 to 24 hours. BTW Did you know that the very first plant patent was for a climbing rose?
Photo courtesy of Rainbow Rose Company
Saturday June 15, 2013
James Naismith wrote the original thirteen rules of basketball. Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. The picture to the left is from U.S. patent #1,718,305 granted to G.L. Pierce on June 25, 1929 for the "basketball" used in the game.