Ep 18 Jan 26 2017

40 mins by Building Community |

1932, William Wrigley, Jr., died, the American salesman and manufacturer who made his Wrigley’s chewing gum company the world’s largest producer and distributor of this product. Today's Science Store pick is: The Great American Chewing Gum Book, by Robert Hendrickson. This is fun book to read because there is so much more history of chewing gum than you previously knew … from the jungle rubber tree to your bedpost overnight! The Mayas manufactured it. Apaches, Commanches and Kennebecs chomped on it. Emily Post refused to mention it. Astronauts in outer space chewed on it. Read how it is made, about the brands that came and went, successes and failures, and of course Wrigley, “The Man Who Taught the World to Chew,” and a photograph of his astonishing “Palace that Gum Built” in Chicago. It is available New from $62.21. Used from $0.01. (As of time of writing.). http://bit.ly/2jrNoTm
Rufus Henry Gilbert
Born 26 Jan 1832; died 10 Jul 1885 at age 53.
U.S. surgeon and inventor who played a major role in the development of rapid transit in New York City. After serving as a surgeon in the Federal Army in the Civil War, he became interested in rapid transit as a means of freeing people from living in the unhealthful, crowded tenements in the centres of large cities. Gilbert obtained two patents in 1870 on a pneumatic-tube system, and he incorporated the Gilbert Electric Railway Company on 17 Jun 1872, to build elevated lines in New York City. The cars were to be propelled by air pressure from pneumatic tubes mounted on the elevated structure. A financial depression delayed construction until 1876, and forced adoption of a conventional track with trains drawn by steam locomotives, which opened 6 Jun 1878.
In 1848, Henry David Thoreau delivered his first draft of his best-known work Civil Disobedience to his publisher. This book was one written during the famous two years (1845-7) he spent living on Walden Pond, during which time he was jailed one night for refusing to pay a poll tax meant to support America's war in Mexico. His essay on this experience was first published as Resistance to Civil Government, but later known as On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, which in its call for passive resistance to unjust laws was to inspire Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Though his writings did not sell well during his lifetime, he is now recognized for his essays on conservation. His first book of essays was Natural History of Massachusetts (1842).

Good things happening to & for good people
Homeless to happening! http://bit.ly/2k9NAb5
Visit Utah Woolen to support their good deeds. http://www.utahwoolenmills.com/#

Thank god for government
VA government controls the market & now kills babies! http://bit.ly/2ka50nJ

Maybe somebody finally got a clue?
FCC Commissioner says we don’t need another law? http://bit.ly/2k9UFsd

Government is corrupt???
Trump wants to play favorites http://bit.ly/2k9SlkE

Food, grow it & eat it!
Maine, free?? http://bit.ly/2k9OEvw
Season extenders
Milk jug
Indoor starter
Cold frame
Mini hoop house
Short on space?
Potted fruits

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