Monday, October 6, 2014



Water proof towel 

Glow in the dark sunglasses

Solar powered flashlights

Submarine screen doors

A book on how to read

Inflatable dart boards

A dictionary index

Powdered water

Pedal powered wheel chairs

Waterproof tea bags

Watermelon seed sorter

Zero proof alcohol

Reusable ice cubes

See through toilet tissue

Skinless bananas

Do it yourself road map

World's Most Useless Machine Now With A Twist! Nice

The phone was an extremely useful invention that has evolved greatly through the years.  Even toy phones have changed:

I used to be able to go to a restaurant with my family & wonder aloud what time it is in Iceland or who played the villain in an old movie.  That, at least, gave you something to talk about for a while even if you didn’t really care about the answer.  No more.  Now, if I should happen to muse about Iceland’s time zone, someone will whip out a phone, click a couple of buttons & tell me, “It’s 7:30pm PST here in California & Iceland is 8 hours ahead of us, so it’s 3:30am UTC/GMT tomorrow there.”  That’s already more than I really wanted to know.  Then they will continue, “GMT is Greenwich Mean Time.  UTC is Coordinated Universal Time or in French: Temps Universel Coordonne.  UTC was decided as the acronym because it was thought CUT or TUC were not appropriate.  GMT & UTC are the same.”  I’m surprised they didn’t tell me how to make a watch.  I’ll have to ask them about that, sometime…

The best use of the telephone:

At times, I think the phone uses us:

What was the best thing before sliced bread? ----fishducky