- What advanced technology company came up with the idea of a Black Box for the airline industry? Get ready for it...it was the maker of Cheerios and Wheaties. General Mills invented the device back in 1953. Also, in 1962 the Navy contracted with them to design and build one of the first deep sea diving small submarines for exploration. Who would've thought?
- We might think the term "bug" in technology was coined in our age but Thomas Edison used it to describe problems he encountered with his inventions back in 1878.
- You ever wonder how people who are blind (at least some of them), know how much money to give a cashier? The coins are easy to figure out as they're different sizes but what about dollar bills? How could a blind person know whether they're handing over a $1 or a $20? They fold the different bills in different ways. Meaning when they get the money from the bank the teller stacks the money by denomination then the blind person strategically folds the bills in different directions so he or she knows which ones to take out of their wallet. For example they might fold a $1 bill in half while they might fold a $20 vertically. For inquiring minds.
Author: John Mann