Volume XIV, Issue 8
Au gust is National Inventor’s Month!
There are n umerous lists “out there” that describe the Top Inventions of All
of course, they all differ slightly. The majority of the lists seem to
items in common, among the greatest inventions ever. In no
The Printing Press:
The first of many giant steps taken toward mass
dissemination of the written word, the printing press changed the way
information was collected, stored, retrieved, discovered and promoted. Instrument
al in the Reformation, the Renaissance and the Scientific
The Televi sion:
First patented in 1923, the television has helped connect
ound the world, entertained billions, and kept generations of
children oc cupied on lazy weekend mornings.
The term is actually an acronym for Light Amplifier by
Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The foundation for its development was
laid by Albert Einstein himself, when he wrote in 1917 that atoms could be
stimulated to emit photons in a single direct ion. Lasers have impacted a
multitude of facets of our society, from medical to scientific to consumer.
Cars have come a long way since their humble origins,
ng the rapid transportation of people and goods. Of course, much
could be sa id of the negative environmental effects of this – upwards of 20
ew vehicles are sold each year in the US alone. But there’s no
denying the fact that the automobile – and the internal combustion engine in
general – helped to shrink this country like nothing else before it.
Beginning life as a secret Pentagon project, the original idea
behind the internet was to build a communications network that would
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remain intact and effective, even if parts of it were damaged or destroyed. It
has revolutionized the way information is accessed and stored, as well as
d people worldwide in ways never before approached.
The Phone :
Around the world point-to-point communication, provided the lines are intact. Comprised of a microphone,
phone, a ringer, a keypad, and the rest is magic! As with many other great inventions (such as radio, TV, the light
bulb, the c omputer) there were actually many inventors pioneering experimental work on “voice transmission over
wires,” yet it is popularly understood that Alexander Graham Bell was the first to be awarded a patent in March of 1876.
The first operational electro-mechanical computer was used to crack secret Nazi codes during WW2.
While some may balk at the idea of the computer being considered among the most important inventions of all time, it’s
hard to argue against the impact they have made on every
Grilling Can Be Healthy
Many people like to barbecue in the summer, but
cooking food on a grill has potential health dangers.
You can relax and enjoy barbecued
food safely if you take a few steps to protect yourself.
What to avoid:
Grilling foods at very high heat or for long periods of
time can create carcinogenic compounds. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
(PAHs) are formed when any food, including meats and vegetables, is
charred. Don’t cook your food to a charred crisp, and do scrape off any part
that is blackened. Cook meats thoroughly but on the lowest heat and shortest
time possible to avoid the chemical reaction that can take place inside the
meat that creates carcinogenic heterocyclic amines
(HCAs). There is no single
together potato, cheese and temperature or cooking time at which HCAs form.
Before you cook on the grill…
pocket in each burger, stuff with potato
• Use marinade
. Research has shown that marinating meats (such as
pork, beef, fish or chicken) before cooking can reduce HCAs by as
much as 70%. The benefit of marinating is that it increases the
high heat f or 5 minutes on each side or
moisture content of the food, which prevents the chemical reaction in
the fish or meat that produces carcinogens at high heats. Marinating
for as little as 10 minutes is enough. Marinades with antioxidant-rich
spices, such as hot pepper, allspice, sesame and ginger, are
particularly protective, say University of Western Ontario researchers.
houghts on Time
• Choose thinner cuts of meat
, because they don’t require as much
• Trim the fat
. This reduces the fat drippings, which decreases the
Partially cook meat, poultry or fish in the kitchen
, then finish on
the grill. This will cut down on the amount of time that the meat is on
the grill but will give you enough time to get that grilled flavor.
• Cook plenty of vegetables
. They taste great, are full of antioxidants,
and have no creatine, the chemical in meat that creates HCAs.
• Keep the flame and the heat low
, and flip the food frequently (about
every minute) to prevent overcooking on either side.
Antibiotics and Calcium Don’t Mix
antibiotics, such as Cipro, Levaquin or Tequin,
with calcium-rich or –fortified foods, such as milk, orange juice and breakfast
cereals, can reduce antibiotic absorption. This makes treatment less effective
Henry David Thoreau
and may lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Whenever possible, take these antibiotics with water—and
either two hours before or after meals. Ask your doctor how to take other
antibiotics, which also may need to be taken separately from meals. – Guy
August Birthday Hall of Famer:
VJ Day: August 15, 1945
The Day the War Ended
Alfred Hitchcock was born August 13, 1899 in
A little after noon on August 15, 1945, Japan
, London, the youngest of three children, named
standard time, Emperor Hirohito’s announcement of
after his fat her William’s brother. His family was Roman Japan’s acceptance of the terms of the Potsdam Catholic, wit h his mother Emma Jane being of Irish extraction.
Declaration was broadcast to the Japanese people over
was sent to the Jesuit Classic school St. Ignatius’
the radio. Earlier the same day, the Japanese
College in Stamford Hill, London. He often described his government had broadcast an announcement over Radio
childhood a s being very lonely and sheltered, a situation Tokyo that “acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration
would be coming soon,” and had advised the Allies of
the surrender by sending a cable to US President Harry
his father on numerous occasions S. Truman via the Swiss diplomatic mission in
to the local police station with a Washington DC.
Hitchcock’s mother would often make him address her while
standing at t he foot of her bed, especially if he misbehaved,
forcing him to stand there for hours. These experiences would
later be used for the portrayal of the character of Norman
Hitchcock’s father died when Alfred was 14. That same
Since the European Axis Powers had surrendered
year, Hitchcock left St. Ignatius’ to study at the London three months earlier (VE Day), VJ Day was the official County Cou ncil School of Engineering and Navigation in end of World War II. Poplar, Lo
ndon. After graduating, he became a draftsman and
The formal Japanese signing of the surrender terms
took place on board the battleship USS Missouri
ng this period, Hitchcock became intrigued by Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, and at that time
y and started working in film production in Truman declared September 2 to be the official VJ Day.
orking as a title-card designer for the London
In Australia and most other allied nations, the name
branch of w hat would become Paramount Pictures. His rise VP Day was used from the outset. VP Day celebrations
from title-card designer to director (in 1925) took five years.
around the world take place on August 14 each year.
The Best Hitchcock Films?
(One Man’s Opinion): The 39
There are nights when the wolves are silent
; Foreign Correspondent
; Mr. and Mrs.
; Rear Window
; North by
; and The Birds.
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