Mars, Incorporated is the manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services. It is owned by the Mars family, one of the richest in the world. Franklin Clarence Mars started the Mars Candy Factory in 1911.
Last names, surnames or family names, are passed down through families, but where did they come from? We know the parents give first names to their children but they already have a surname. I wanted to look into this further and maybe find the beginning.
Dawn dish soap was introduced in 1973 by Proctor & Gamble Company. My Mom started using it then and never looked back. I have never found anything that removes grease better and most don’t come near. The owners at the compounding pharmacy bought one of those “Compare to Dawn” cheapo brands and it was awful. You would have to wash twice as much and it would never really be as clean as Dawn.
Eugene Burton Ely was born in Iowa, 1886, and was the first aviator to take off from a ship and land on a ship. He flew a Curtiss Model D bi-plane from a platform constructed on the bow of the cruiser USS Birmingham at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on November 14, 1910. It was a rainy, foggy day but he was able to take off, dip so low that the plane actually touched the water but recovered and flew one and a half miles to land safely on shore.
I was helping my friend Tim with a project when he couldn’t find his crowbar. That got me wondering, why do we call it a “crow”bar? They are forged from long steel products, usually medium-carbon steel they are a tool used for removing nails or forcing two objects apart.
Chad Underwood, retired Navy pilot, took this video of the unidentified flying object (UFO) in November 2004, from an infrared camera on the left wing of his F/A-18 Super Hornet. He was flying a training exercise, near San Clemente Island just off the coast to San Diego, from the USS Nimitz.
My Dad, Ira Tatum, learned his trade of glass repair by working for Automobile Glass Company in Atlanta, Georgia. He got a job there after his honorable discharge from the Navy, December 19, 1945, at the age of nineteen.
My Mother got a 1973 Ford Maverick from Friendly Ford in Decatur, Georgia where my Dad worked at the time. As I was turning 15 years old, that May, I got my learners license and drove her car most of the time.
I know what jaywalking is, but why is it “jay” walking? Who is Jay and did he walk across streets against lights and haphazardly through busy traffic? Is it still jaywalking if there is no traffic coming?