Naomi Parker Fraley was the most likely inspiration for the WWII poster, "We Can Do It!" The image is thought to have been inspired by a photograph taken of Fraley, operating a machine-tool at the Navel Air Station Alameda, where she worked on aircraft assembly. Fraley died in 2018, aged 96. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nao…
Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and TOOL guitarist Adam Jones were in a band together called Electric Sheep in the early 80's, with Tom on guitar and Adam on bass. Tom wrote original material for the band that included politically-charged lyrics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The Cincinnati Library has 3D printers, audio and visual equipment, laser cutters and engravers, sewing machines, cameras and other hardware and software tools that patrons can use for free. cincinnatilibrary.org/mai…
Japan, a country renown as being on the forefront of technology still has a love affair with the Fax Machine. In 2011 59% of Japanese households still own/use a fax machine and 87% of Japanese businessmen still view the fax as a vital business tool. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
Your car probably has more power than an entire 1905 car factory: The first Ε koda Auto factory had 170 machine-tools powered by 100 hp of steam power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
Today I learned of 2 ingenious Slot Machine-defeating tools - the "monkey paw" (which reached through the coin slot allowing free play) and "light wand" (a light source which confused the slot's auto counter, rendering huge payouts). Tommy Carmichael used these for years before his arrest. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Libraries lend musical instruments, ties, sewing machines, and tools phillyviews.com/strange-w…
Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine and Adam Jones of Tool started out together in a Punk garage band. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
The song "Message to Harry Manback" on Tool's Γ†nima is an actual message left on Gary Helsinger's (Hotsy Menshot of Green JellΓΆ) answering machine by a former friend from Italy, whom Gary had just kicked out of his apartment for stealing his roommate's belongings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Tom Morrello of Rage Against the Machine and Adam Jones of Tool were in a band together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The United States has official legislation (the Metric Conversion Act 1975) for metrication; however, conversion was not mandatory and many industries chose not to convert, and unlike other countries, there is no government or major social desire to implement further en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
There is a book called "Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy" that explains the process of how to get current tools from nothing. [PDF] frank.villaro-dixon.eu/pu…
In 1851, we had measuring tools with a precision of one millionth of an inch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Today I learned of the technological singularity, a theory stating humans will one day make an intelligent agent that'll enter a runaway reaction of self-improvement cycles, with each new version appearing more rapidly, causing an intelligence explosion and resulting in an intelligence that will far surpass us researchgate.net/publicat…
Ronnie Barrett, the designer of the .50 cal M82 sniper rifle, was a photographer with no background in manufacturing or engineering en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
If you buy John Deere tractor you don't own it, you only bought license to operate the vehicle, similar to software licenses theguardian.com/environme…
Beryllium, the fourth element on the periodic table, is rarely used by chemists. However, because it is light and strong, it is used in aircraft and cell phones. It is also highly toxic. Just 1/4 milligram (mass of a grain of salt) can kill a rat. acsh.org/news/2016/12/20/…
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was still operational and producing power up until 2000, a full 14 after the infamous reactor 4 meltdown en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Cars, computers and printers are pampered, decorated and given some rest on the Hindu "Machine Worshiping Day" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayu…
The record for the world's longest confirmed sniper kill is held by a British sniper, and was achieved 3000 feet beyond what his rifle was capable of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…

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