Thomas Midgley Jr. the inventor of leaded gasoline (Tetraethyllead) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), better known as Freon. β€œTime" ranked both in "Top 50 worst inventions". Environment historian J R McNeill " he had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history”. wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas…
The man responsible for inventing leaded gasoline, Thomas Midgley Jr, was also accredited for the introduction of the ozone depleting refrigerant Freon. Later in life, Midgley contracted Polio and subsequently died when he was strangled by the very device he designed to get him out of bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
I learned of Thomas Midgley Jr., who ""had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history". He played a big role in inventing of leaded gasoline in 1921. After that, he joined a team that invented Freon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The Russian borehole for Lake Vostok, a subglacial lake in Antarctica and the 6th biggest lake by volume in the world, has been treated and likely contaminated with 60 tons of Freon and kerosene to prevent it from closing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
The inventor and promoter of leaded petrol, Thomas Midgley Jr, went on to also invent Freon - the first chloroflurocarbon. His last invention, a pully system to help him get out of bed while suffering polio, tangled up one day and strangled him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Thomas Midgley Jr. synthesized freon, a CFC, which is responsible for Ozone layer depletion. He was also the one to devise that adding a lead based compound(TEL) to gasoline prevents knocking in engines, which resulted in large quantities of lead released into the atmosphere. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Adrenalin, Bubble Wrap, Crock-Pot, Freon, Frisbee, Jacuzzi, Popsicle, Realtor and Styrofoam are all protected trademarks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The same person invented Leaded Gas, Freon, and aerosol propellent, and was strangled in the pulley system he built to help with his Polio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The Kehoe Paradigm, by Robert Kehoe, leader in occupational health for 60yrs, proponent of leaded gasoline and Freon, changed the way health issues are addressed in public by stating: "assumes that in the absence of clear evidence of risk there is no risk of significance." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
What bears really want to eat is baby bees, not honey. (even though they eat honey too) bear.org/what-do-bears-li…
The first two NASA space shuttle launches, STS-1 & STS-2, had the main external tank painted white instead of the more familiar orange color. Designers revise the tank materials which eliminated the need for painting and just left them orange. In doing so, this also saved 600 lbs. of weight. nasa.gov/multimedia/podca…
To be more environmentally friendly, Levi Strauss suggests putting denim jeans in the freezer to kill odor causing bacteria. nytimes.com/2011/11/02/sc…
Not to defrost a fridge with a knife.

It was going well and I'd gotten rid of most of the ice in the small freezer compartment at the top through hacking away at it. Then I heard a pop and a hiss, followed by a cloud of Freon gas, and the death of my refrigerator. Should have just let it melt overnight. Damn it.

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