The Wikipedia entry for Congressman Harold V Froehlich is brief to the point of brusqueness which is odd because it makes no mention of the great toilet paper shortage scare that he was responsible for.
Froehlich was born in Wisconsin in 1932 and after serving in the US Navy during the Korean War he attended university and graduated with a law degree in 1962. Read more ›››
Wagamama has launched a vegan version of the great British breakfast with beetroot sausages and bacon made from gluten. Cultural appropriation surely?
Bad to wurst
If that offended any veggies out there, look away now. A butcher in Nuremberg has opened the world’s first and only sausage-themed hotel. Read more ›››
If asked who became King of England after the Battle of Hastings, most people, myself included, would say William the Conqueror, but in fact, it was Edgar the Etheling (or Ætheling to be correct, which means Prince).
There was no automatic succession to the English throne in 1066 and the king was elected by the Witangemot, or ‘wise-meeting’, a council of religious and political leaders. Read more ›››
We all get coughs and colds at this time of year but now you can ‘get sick on your own terms’ by ordering a tissue from the start-up company Vaev.
These have been sneezed into by one of their ten go-to sick people and by rubbing it on your face you catch that cold when it’s convenient for you. And for only $79 it’s not to be sneezed at! Read more ›››
Many inventions come about by accident rather than design and so it was for the diving helmet devised by the Deane brothers.
Charles Anthony Deane was born in 1796 in Deptford, London, and home to the Royal Naval Dockyard. His brother John was born four years later and both attended the Royal Hospital School in Greenwich. Read more ›››
A quiet week
I don’t know if it is the crises occurring in various parts of the world but there hasn’t been much to raise an eyebrow this week, so a shorter than usual Sunday Round-up.
Following on from the Robert Mueller action figure as reported last week, a Senator Kamala Harris figure has been launched as she enters the 2020 presidential race. Read more ›››
Most modern kitchens boast a dishwasher to make our lives easier but how many of us realise that the first commercially successful automatic dishwasher was invented in 1886 by Josephine Cochrane?
Cochrane was born Josephine Garis in Ohio in 1839, the daughter of civil engineer John Garis and granddaughter of John Fitch, the inventor of the first steamboat service in the US. Read more ›››