Business Insider often has short little historical pieces about industries or processes. I enjoyed this one about how Capt. Birdseye put frozen foods into every freezer in North America.
After twenty-five years of fine service our washing machine died last week. The new one arrived this morning.
As the old machine has been an unmovable fixture for a quarter century, we were sure we’d find a lot of grime and maybe a pile of missing socks down there. There was grime aplenty but no socks. There were, however, THIRTY-SIX white plastic hangers strewn behind, beside, and under the machine! Who knew they were even missing?
First published on this day, 24th November 1859. Rarely has any book had such an effect on human knowledge and understanding.