The best Army invention ever
(memories of a Vietnam Veteran) FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- It was invented in just 30 days in the summer of 1942 ... have come to regard the P-38 C-Ration can opener as one of the best Army inventions ever. C-Rations (tin cans filled with a variety of meats ...
The Model Who Invented Heroin Chic
It's a movie set, as Angelina Jolie, playing the troubled, heroin-addicted supermodel Gia Carangi in the ... Another stylist has taken the knife she always keeps with her. Mr. Scavullo calms her and puts the knife back at her side; she thanks him.
A Knife Invented To Take On Many Jobs
In 1884, Karl Elsener came home to Switzerland from Germany, where he'd learned to make cutlery, and opened a one-room knife factory in the town of Ibach. Seven years later, his firm received an order that it is still filling. The Swiss army, which had ...
Feature: The Curious History Of Knives, Forks And Spoons
They’re some of the most simple but useful devices in existence. They’re used the world over. But who, exactly, invented knives, forks and spoons? Spoons are one of the oldest eating utensils on the planet. This isn’t particularly surprising if one ...
Who Invented the Elevator?
Several years later, their invention was expanded upon by architects Frost and Stutt who added a belt and counter-weight to the steam power. Soon enough, hydraulic systems began to be created as well, using water pressure to raise and lower the elevator car.