Sunday, June 26, 2011
Who Invented The Wonderbra?
I see in Nova Scotia, you can get a french licence plate now. Another one of those money grabs. Like my veteran's plate. You have to pay extra for it. They have another plate for bird lovers. I think that"s what it is. There is a picture of a bird on the plate. And of course, there are the plates you can put any name on. Some people shorten what they put on. It means something to them but no one else. Those are expensive.
There is a lot of talk lately about upgrading infrastructure. The big culprit here is the power co. I remember when I was in the air force, it was always fix electronic equipment before it broke. Doing preventive maintenance. This doesn't happen with the power co. since they went public. There is no replacing old transformers. They just wait till they fail. And that usually happens during a storm. I call it the american system. Don't spend any money unless you have to. The important thing is the bottom line. More profit means higher CEO's salary and perks, and higher dividends.
Did you know the alkaline battery was a Canadian invention?
The alkaline dry battery was invented by Canadian engineer Lewis Urry in the 1950s while working for the Eveready Battery company. So do we get credit because he was a Canadian, or do the Americans because it was in the U.S? The same thing goes for basketball. We're taking credit for both, as well as paint rollers, snowmobiles, insulin, Blackberry and Wonderbra