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Category: Inventions

The Sea Monster That Threatened the Netherlands

On a fall day in the year 1730, in the Dutch province of Zeeland, a most vile and vicious invader was found. Had he been a lone invader he might have been subdued. Unfortunately, the villain brought reinforcements.Too many in fact, for the Dutch to fight off. Oh sure, the malefactor and his friends were small and on the surface unintimidating. They didn’t have guns, or bombs, or even bows and arrows…

AMAZING DISCOVERY: Children Grow In Gardens

  It’s 1837 and Friedrich Froebel is planting a garden in Germany. He’s been working on it for several years, sowing, weeding, and fertilizing. Only it is just now beginning to bloom. There are no daisies, or tomatoes, or even pumpkins in Friedrich’s garden. This garden is an “experimental social experience.”¹  You see, its children he’s trying to grow an his garden is kindergarten. Friedrich…

An Open Letter From Your Refrigerator

Hello. It’s me, your refrigerator. We need to talk. Every day I’m working hard to keep things cold, while simultaneously trying to look attractive in your kitchen. (Which if I might add, is not always neat and often smells like bacon grease.)  Well, I’m here to tell you I’m really not feeling the love. I have needs too you know. I mean, would it be so hard…