This was almost a trick question. Ford receives credit for inventing the charcoal briquette, but did he really invent it? Nope, the patent preceded the Ford plant by 20 years and the patent belonged to Zwoyer. Ford had Kingsford acquire the land for the plant, and the most famous charcoal still bears his name. So really, […]
Trivia and History
Who invented charcoal briquettes?
Howard Hughes, eclectic, reclusive and sometimes nutty billionaire was not a Horatio Alger rags to riches story. What was the source of his fortune? If you saw the movie about his life, you probably know the answer. Most of us think of his work during World War II with the Spruce Goose, the largest aircraft […]
What did the Apollo 8 astronauts use to fasten down tools during weightlessness on their 1968 moon-orbiting voyage? Answer in the comments section below. Hint, if you were born before 1970 you probably played with this on Sunday mornings when the Sunday Comics (remember when they first used color in newspaper). I will give […]