Monday, 10 July 2017

Did you know Monday

Hello Monday, this morning at around 2am my mobile phone rang, it was Jessica she wanted to speak to her dad, turns out she hit a roo and had some damage to her front bumper bar, he told her to go home and not worry about it and said he would go over this morning to check it out. Now when he got up and I mentioned that he said he would go over he said no he didn't say he would go over he said she could come over here and he would look a the car.

Anyway he has now gone to work and hasn't checked out her car because I expect they are sill asleep as it would have been around 3am before she got home and into bed. I think she was just rattled a bit by the accident and needed reassurance.

The new dishwasher has arrived but it isn't installed yet Tim will install it tomorrow morning, well that is what he said.

Anyway being that it is Monday, it is did you know Monday, so did you know.



That the dishwasher dates back to the 19th century with the first patent being in the USA in 1850 by Joel Houghton, then in 1865 another patent was granted to L A Alexander which was similar but neither device was practical or widely accepted.

In 1887 the first reliable hand-powered dishwasher was invented by Josephine Cochrane with the help of George Butters in Josephine's tool shed and was unveiled at the 1893 World's Fair.

Boiling potatoes will not coo any faster by turning up the heat, the water can only boil at 100°c, turning up the heat will only make the water evaporate as the water turns to steam at this temperature.



9 comments:

  1. I hope her car can be fixed easily.
    Thank goodness they invented the dishwasher...and washing machine...and vacuum cleaner... ;)

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    1. She got a quote today to fix the car only between $200-300 as she has a friend who can do it for her so she only needs to pay for the part

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  2. Interesting! I have not seen this type of dish washer.

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    1. Me either they have come a long way since then

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  3. I was going to say, "Of course it took a woman to invent a good dishwasher", but after looking all over, I never determined that Alexander wasn't a woman as well. I did find out Cochrane was the granddaughter of a man who had patented a steamboat before Fulton.

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    1. Yeah I couldn't find out if Alexander was male or female and with that name who can tell

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  4. I didn't know when dishwashers were first invented, but I'm sure glad they were.

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    1. Me too so much easier and the dishes are often cleaner

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  5. We didn't have a dishwasher until we moved into the house where we now live. Dishwasher and AC changed our lives.

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