Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Greatest Inventions (continued)

As a young man it was possible to get books at the library that showed you how to build a DIY hotdog cooker.  The concept was to bend a couple of nails to impale opposite ends of the hotdog.  The nails were hooked up to 110V which you turned on/off with a toggle switch.  A variant of this design was to mount a second bulldog clip on the bottom of a clipboard and create a bacon stretcher/cooker.

Getting tingled was part of the learning experience.  The world was a simpler place back then.  We have since been weenified.

This guy must have checked the same books out of the library that I did.  The commentary is priceless.

1 comment:

  1. It is my contention that the greatest invention of the 20th century is affordable refrigeration. I can remember walking in to my first air-conditioned room, at about age 8. Dad didn't put central air into the house until I left for the Army (thanks, Dad). We keep our milk cold, our meat frozen and our homes comfortable. Refrigeration did more to make life tolerable and healthy than anything else.