The video of a giant squid in it’s natural habitat has been released. It’s not wrestling a Great Whale, so I think it’s bogus.
Panasonic has announced a 20″ tablet. Perfect for those wished their iPad was the size of a pizza box.
The new congress had convened. It has all the thrill of New Coke.
The Simpsons Did It:
With all the talk about the trillion dollar coin lately, and how closely it resembles a Simpson’s plot from the ninth season I thought it’d be worth taking a look at other times The Simpson’s have done things that turned out to be true.
In the fifth episode episode “rosebud” we learn that Mr. Burns lost his prized teddy bear Bobo when he was just a child. The teddy bear winds up in the hands of The Simpsons family 70 years later. Mr. Burns wants it back and hilarity ensues.
There’s one scene in particular that we’re looking at today though. The journey of the teddy bear is shown after Mr. Burns loses it where it winds up at the North Pole. A group of men then gather up ice, accidentally including Bobo, back to Springfield where it is bagged and sold at the Kwik-E-Mart. The man in charge of the exhibition tells Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu that they need to start charging more than a dollar for a bag of ice because of how dangerous the exhibitions are. It’s all pretty silly, but also true.
In the 1800s there was no electric. So how else would you get ice? A man named Frederic Tudor came up with idea of boating tons of ice from the North East to the south. At first people were skeptical of buying his product. But after being allowed to sip a cold beverage they were sold for life and his business took off.
Of course once it got to the early 1900s electricity began making these ice trips pointless. The Ice industry still makes a cool 2.5 Billion a year, which it pretty impressive for a product so simple to make.
So of course, it’s kind of silly that anyone would still be harvesting a shipping ice when the episode aired in 1993. But I bet there’s still more truth in it then you would of thought.
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