Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Out of the box and on your plate!

Out of the box and on your plate! 
Happy Book Birthdays to my Little Simon readers, 

Do Not Open: The Story of Pandora's Box 
The One-Eyed People Eater: The Story of Cyclops!  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pencil + Eraser = Patent, 1858

In March 1858, Hymen Lipman was granted a patent for attaching a piece of rubber (aka an eraser) to the top of a pencil. While it was later revoked because putting two existing things together wasn't patentable, he remains my hero.