Tuesday, November 16, 2010


 ~  The modern aerosol can was invented in the early 1940's by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was first used as a "bug bomb" by U.S. soldiers in the Pacific to spray malaria - and other disease-carrying insects.

 ~  Genericide is the process by which a brand name - such as Thermos or Aspirin (or in the South Coke) - becomes a generic name.

~  Movie producer George Lucas originally intended to name his archaeologist-adventurer Indiana Smith.  When director Steven Spielberg objected, Smith was changed to Jones.

 ~  When Jello was first introduced in 1942, it was a big flop.  It was first marketed with a cola flavor.

~  In Chinese, chop suey means "mixed pieces" or "mmiscellaneous scraps."

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