Here’s a little fact for automotive buffs, or just to dazzle your friends.
The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Maxwell, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946 , the temperature in Detroit was 97 F degrees.
The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.
Henry was curious and invited them into his office.
They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car.
They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 F degrees inside, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off almost immediately.
The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent.
The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, ‘The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,’ on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.
There was no way that Old man Ford was going to put the Goldberg’s name on two million Fords.
They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown.
And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show —
Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max — on the controls.
Control yourself !
Just forward it on!!
This is what happens when you are retired and have too much time on your hands !
This is too funny. The Sphinx uses the Fredo clip all the time, to show betrayal and incompetence. Most of the Democratic leaders show these traits toward America.
The Kongers are still fighting for freedom from the Chinese. They use American Flags, that the Democrats won’t fly at their functions, to emphasize their dreams of freedom.
The Editor: Do you not believe the Epstein suicide, LL ?
Just Call Me Crazy Cat: They whole deal smells like a Democratic political operation. I don’t believe Oswald killed JFK, either. The first article is very long. I don’t believe anything the government says without verifying it. The FIX is in.
Here are some recent events that cause me to wonder who benefits.
The Democrat news media is responsible for reporting the lies.
Too many times they are just stupid or wrong.
This U.S. Representative from Hawaii provides us with a closing tune.
Here are more Socialist mutants.
Saturn Behind the Moon
Image Credit: Peter Patonai (Astroscape Photography)
Explanation: What’s that next to the Moon? Saturn. In its monthly trip around the Earth — and hence Earth’s sky — our Moon passed nearly in front of Sun-orbiting Saturn earlier this week. Actually the Moon passed directly in front of Saturn from the viewpoints of a wide swath of Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. The featured image from Sydney, Australia captured the pair a few minutes before the eclipse. The image was a single shot lasting only 1/500th of a second, later processed to better highlight both the Moon and Saturn. Since Saturn is nearly opposite the Sun, it can be seen nearly the entire night, starting at sunset, toward the south and east. The gibbous Moon was also nearly opposite the Sun, and so also visible nearly the entire night — it will be full tomorrow night. The Moon will occult Saturn again during every lap it makes around the Earth this year.
Tomorrow’s picture: open space