Who Invented That?Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Have you heard of Who Invented That? It's an email subscription that comes to your inbox with a new invention every day. I've been getting them for about a week now and it feels good to open an email that's not trying to get me to buy or do something — just a fun fact, every day. They're all really interesting and some have had me laughing out loud.
For example, did you know that before a Frenchman named Gabriel Kazanjian invented the blow dryer, men and women used to dry their hair using a vacuum cleaner?
Or that those little pine tree air fresheners were invented by a chemist after a milk truck driver complained to him about the smell of spilled milk in his truck?
Or that a crafty housewife, fed up with grounds in her coffee, invented coffee filters in 1908 after experimenting with some paper taken from her son's school book?
If you're a history buff like me, or just want to show off at the next dinner party you attend, you can sign up for Who Invented That? here.