The band Rush stopped using guitar amps on stage, instead replacing them with useful appliances like washing machines. During their Snakes And Arrows tour, a roadie in a chicken suit basted rotisserie chickens behind them. youtu.be/QuL_euRslTc?t=60
To resist early 20th century uptake of electric appliances, gas-powered radios (and refrigerators) were manufactured youtu.be/s3XCxJutUEo
Modern appliances, including refrigerators and ovens, have a Sabbath mode. This mode allows the appliances to be used by Shabbat-observant Jews on the Shabbat and Jewish holidays en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
Some retailers who price match, purposely change the model numbers on some electronic items and appliances so they won't have to accept your price match inquiry, even if they item has the same model number in their product photos as another retailer. today.com/money/6-ways-re…
TV pickup is a phenomenon that affects electricity transmission networks. It occurs when a large numbers watch the same TV programmes while taking advantage of breaks in programming to operate electrical appliances, thus causing large synchronised surges in national electricity consumption. selectra.co.uk/energy/new…
They lyrics of the Dire Straits song β€œMoney for Nothing” we’re almost entirely overheard comments of a delivery man in an appliance store. And Sting sung backup & the opening line. songmeaningsandfacts.com/…
There are two KENWOOD companies, KENWOOD Limited (UK) that makes kitchen appliances and KENWOOD Corporation (JP) that makes mainly audio equipment, and that they have no relation to each other en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Microwave ovens are pretty old technology, the first commercial microwaves were sold to restaurants as early as 1947. In 1965 they were small enough to fit in a countertop and they became a common kitchen appliance in the 70s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Many household appliances have a β€œSabbath mode” that, when activated, allows the user to operate the appliance within the constraints of Jewish religious holidays by disabling certain functions of the appliance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
Some modern appliances have something called "Sabbath Mode" which makes subtle changes to the way they operate (fridges, ovens, etc) - basically allowing people who observe not using machines and whatnot the ability to "cheat" and still use them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
During the beginning of invention of electric appliances. They experimented with electric tablecloths. You could basically plug in an outlet anywhere on the table and the lightbulb would light up. Only downside was that you couldn’t spill any liquids on it culture24.org.uk/history-…
Kimchi is so ubiquitous in South Korea that many households have a special fridge just for storing it. According to a consumer survey, this "kimchi refrigerator" is the #1 most desired appliance in the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
Non-stick pans produce fumes that are toxic to birds. Bird owner should never own non-stick pans due to the risks involved because if this. The compoubd compound that causes toxicity is commonly found in many other kitchen appliances and even Scotchgard as well. petcoach.co/article/teflo…
Amish kitchen appliances run off of compressed air sufficientself.com/thread…
Big Whisky, Wyoming (the setting of *Unforgiven,* 1992) was built on a prairie in Canada, and was complete with real buildings and working appliances, built from the ground up by the crew just for the film. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
There are two unaffiliated companies named Kenwood that make completely different product lines. One is British and does kitchen appliances, The other a Japanese audio company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
The "Live Better Electrically" Gold Medallion program, one of the most effective marketing campaigns of all time. As the cost of electricity decreased in the 1950s, GE and Westinghouse sponsored a marketing campaign to promote electric appliances. Medallions were awarded to electrified homes. dahp.wa.gov/historic-pres…
Frigidaire, a well known kitchen and laundry appliance manufacturer, made M2 .50 caliber aircraft machine guns (and many other military items) for the Allied war effort. usautoindustryworldwartwo…
The Chicago Columbian Exposition World Fair of 1893 played a huge role in American culture like the 'Pledge of Alligence'; introduced modern appliances like the dish washer; and common American Fair architecture like the Ferris Wheel and Midway. xroads.virginia.edu/~MA96…
Princeton dropout and creator of the 5-hr Energy drink says he has $4 billion more than he needs; he plans to spend his fortune to distribute 10,000 free electric battery-equipped stationary bikes in India, which will run lights/basic appliances for 1day per 1 hr of pedaling. news.nationalgeographic.c…
There's a beach in California that is covered in sea glass--the product of 50 years of dumping of glass appliances during the first half of the 20th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
Some appliances, such as refrigerators and ovens, have a β€œSabbath mode,” that forces them to comply with the β€œHalakha” Jewish Law. products.geappliances.com…
Some major kitchen appliances have a Sabbath mode that can be activated during Sabbath and religious holidays. whirlpool.com/blog/kitche…
That up until the early '90's, Appliances sold in Britain were NOT required to have a plug on them. If you purchased a toaster, you were expected to buy a plug and wire it in. articles.philly.com/1992-…
Today I learned about a French law that demands that manufacturers display how long their appliances will last. French companies have to inform consumers how long spare parts for the product will be available or risk a fine of up to €15,000 (Β£11,000). theguardian.com/technolog…
That, until 1992, electrical appliances sold in England were not required by law to have a plug attached. Appliances were mostly sold with only a raw wire, and users were expected to wire the plugs themselves. nytimes.com/1992/01/31/wo…
In 1945, after Japan had conceded defeat in World War II, Sony founder Masaru Ibuka invented a product to try and serve the millions of homes who had electricity but lacked the appliances to use it. The result was an electric rice cooker. gizmodo.com.au/2010/09/so…
The 'Blue Law' still bans the sale of home appliances, cars and many other items on Sundays in some US counties newyorker.com/business/cu…
Until the invention of the wall outlet, people had plug their electric appliances into an empty light bulb socket. illumin.usc.edu/122/a-pow…
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote the song "Money for Nothing" while shopping in an appliance store and overhearing an employee bitch about MTV en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Until 1992 it was not required for electrical appliances in Britain to be sold with plugs at the end. Often the consumer had to attach it themselves. articles.philly.com/1992-…
John Brinkley, known for transplanting goat testicles into men, also ran a β€œborder blaster”. His radio station, XER, was permitted to broadcast at one million watts by the Mexican government. Strong enough to be heard as far away as Canada and through metal fences and dental appliances locally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned of the Zomet Institute; an Israel-based organization specializing in IT equipment and electronic appliances designed to circumvent and exploit loopholes in Jewish Law. zomet.org.il/eng/
Stainless steel appliances can rust especially newer stainless steel which has less nickle and chromium than stainless steel a generation ago. youtube.com/watch?v=Yo9j8…
Until 1992, it was legal to sell electrical appliances in Britain without a plug howtogeek.com/trivia/unti…
The Vibrator was the 5th domestic appliance to be electrified, after the sewing machine, fan, kettle, and toaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vib…
Today I Learned that some appliances include a Sabbath Mode which allows observant Jews to operate them without violating Halakha regulations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
Whirlpool is the only major appliance company to have gotten a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which benchmarks policies related to LGBT equality, for over 10 years prnewswire.com/news-relea…
Many kitchen appliances include a Sabbath mode to keep them running without any interaction, auto shutoff, or digital readouts to comply with Jewish Law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
The vibrator was the 5th home appliance to become electrified, beating the vacuum and iron by some 10 years! vibratormuseum.com/electr…
Sweden offers tax breaks to people who choose to repair household appliances and bicycles instead of throwing them away. theguardian.com/world/201…
Los Angeles operated on 50hz power until WWII ended: and had to mass retrofit clocks and appliances to conform to US 60hz gizmodo.com/before-1948-l…
"Sabbath Mode" exists on various kitchen appliances (e.g. Oven & Refrigerator) to turn off timers, clocks, and safety features products.geappliances.com…
In 2004 authority's evacuated a small town in Sicily when unexplained events caused electrical appliances and even furnitures to spontaneously combust. Many hypothesizes have tried to explain this phenomenon including UFOs and even the devil him self. magazine.atavist.com/when…
In 2013, the London Fire Brigade released a campaign titled "Fifty Shades of Red," which discouraged men from performing sex acts with toasters and other household appliances. theguardian.com/commentis…
The vibrator was the fifth domestic appliance to be electrified, after the sewing machine, fan, tea kettle, and toaster, and about a decade before the vacuum cleaner and electric iron en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vib…
Many appliances have a β€˜Sabbath Mode’ to allow them to be used by Shabbat-observant Jews on the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. forward.com/schmooze/1331…
Bergen County in NJ is the only county in the country that still bans the sale of clothing, shoes, furniture, home supplies and appliances on Sundays as a part of the county's Blue Laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Many home appliances come with Sabbath mode allowing the appliance to be used by observant Jews on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sab…
The Westboro Baptist Church picketed an appliance store for selling Swedish vacuum cleaners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…

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