Hubby succumbed ot panic buying.
We now have 10 pounds of oatmeal.
Today in 1885, the shoe lacing machine was patented. No joke, there's such a thing. Jan Ernst Matzeliger of Suriname scored the patent, and thanks to that machine, mass-produced shoes could be laced by machine, not hand. This made footwear more affordable. Matzeliger is among many forgotten pioneers who happened to also not be *white*.
IN 1990, Namibia ended South African rule, becoming independent! Woot!
In 1995, terrorists attacked Tokyo with sarin gas, as part of their doomsday cult beliefs. Twelve deaths and over five thousand injuries/ailments occurred. Sarin, btw, is a nerve toxin. You can derive it from castor beans. If you work reallllly hard at it. Which you shouldn't. B/c, obvs, hello, nerve toxin bad!
Why do we abbreviate pound as lb? Back in the medieval era, a pound was termed "libra pondo" (pound weight) in Latin or so the story goes. How the p beacme a b remains unexplained... Hmm.
A hashtag # is actually termed an octothorpe. To give you an idea how we may have got from lp to lb to a hashtag for "pound" in English measures? This pic of the lb abbreviation as written by Sir Isaac Newton. And my mom better never criticize MY handwriting again!
On Twitter, that'd be #hashtag, probably;-)
OK, off to... uh... well, whtever. Front moving in here later today so the achy-breaky feelings have begun. Stay well, and stay sane! Er, safe. OK, sane works.
Good morning from the Cranky Cat! Oh, I woke up on the wrong side of every bed ever. Just... tha tkind of morning after too long since decent sleep and solid food. (Back t solid food now, yay!) Anyway, not aided by coming downstairs to discover a certain spouse of mine (and I only have one, mind you) left the counter covered in dirty dishes b/c ---- it's not his job to put away clean ones, and as...