During The Great Depression, crop prices dropped so much some farm families burnt corn instead of coal in their stoves because corn was cheaper. Sometimes the countryside smelled like popcorn from all the corn burning in the kitchen stoves. iowapbs.org/iowapathways/โ€ฆ
The first hair dryer was invented in 1890. It was a sit down version with a large hood to cover the head attached to the chimney of a gas stove. timetoast.com/timelines/tโ€ฆ
Over 40% of stove-related injuries occur to those 19 and under and only 37% of injuries were caused by direct contact. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2โ€ฆ
Charles Goodyear is credited with inventing the chemical process to create and manufacture pliable, waterproof, moldable rubber. Goodyear was at the Eagle India Rubber Company where he accidentally discovered that combining rubber and sulfur over a hot stove caused the rubber to vulcanize. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaโ€ฆ
In London, one of Tower Bridge's ornate cast-metal lampposts is actually no lamppost: It's a remarkably-lamppost-like hollow flue. It was meant to vent coal smoke (from the stove in the room below decks where guards could warm up). atlasobscura.com/places/tโ€ฆ
The drawer under your stove is not originally intended for storing extra cookware, but for keeping cooked food warm during meal preparation. businessinsider.com/draweโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Alexis Benoรฎt Soyer (born 1810) who was one of the first โ€œcelebrityโ€ chefs. In addition to creating recipes, he invented a stove for soldiers to use during the Crimean war, wrote books and pamphlets on cooking, and did a lot to help the suffering in Ireland during the potato famine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleโ€ฆ
Some stoves, refrigerators, and dishwashers have something called "Sabbath mode" and will not work on the Jewish Sabbath en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabโ€ฆ
In 2012, three men stole 7 paintings, including works by Picasso and Monet, from a Dutch museum. The works have never been found- after they were arrested, it was alleged that the mother of one of them had burned them in her stove. She denied this, despite the remains of paint in the ashes. theguardian.com/artanddesโ€ฆ
Lloyd Groff Copeman, grandfather of singer Linda Ronstadt, was a famous inventor with almost 700 patents in his name including rubber ice cube trays and early versions of the microwave, electric stove, fridge and toaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Richard Handl, a Swedish man arrested for trying to split atoms of uranium on his kitchen stove. On July 22nd, 2011, he was detained by police after he personally called the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) to inquire whether his project was legal or not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricโ€ฆ
The Han dynasty of China drilled for natural gas, transported it in pipelines and gas containers and burned it in stoves ... in 200 BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanโ€ฆ
In Brazil there is a pine nut, 20 times the size of normal pine nuts, which is both very tasty, and at the same time also under threat of extinction. This nut ("pinhรฃo") is prepared in a similar way to chestnuts, e.g. by boiling on the stove, and has a buttery, creamy taste. healthtraveljunkie.com/piโ€ฆ
A man in England accidentally blew up his parentsโ€™ house after he knocked on a stoveโ€™s control, which burned a clothes basket, which then lit a grocery bag on fire and caused an aerosol can of deodorant to explode, resulting in ยฃ20,000 ($26,182) in damages. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukneโ€ฆ
At least one person has been killed by a lava lamp. In 2004, Philip Quinn decided to heat his lava lamp on the kitchen stove. The lamp exploded, shooting a shard of glass into his heart and ending his life. foxnews.com/story/2004/11โ€ฆ
The clocks in microwaves and stoves use the frequency of the power grid to keep time instead of quartz crystals. As the frequency can fluctuate, this explains why they keep poor time. phys.org/news/2011-06-powโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Ashpan Annie, who survived catastrophic explosion in Halifax, Canada in 1917 as a baby, protected from the explosion by an iron stove and kept warm for over 24 hours by the ashes. Annie lived to be 95. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashโ€ฆ
A man was killed by a lava lamp in 2004, when he chose to heat the glass section via stove. The lamp built up so much pressure that it exploded, and a piece of glass shot through his heart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavโ€ฆ
Illegal coal mining activities in Mongolia, and the intense use of coal burned on simple stoves has turned a region of Mongolia once famed for its blue skies into one of the worldโ€™s most polluted worldcoal.com/coal/020420โ€ฆ
Electric ovens have a vent, often beneath a stove burner, that allows outside air to circulate through the oven. Placing a pot or other object over a vented burner can cause food in the oven to cook poorly, and/or unintentionally heat items resting on a burner that is โ€œoffโ€. the-appliance-clinic.com/โ€ฆ
Orange/yellow stove flames can be caused by using your humidifier with regular water youtu.be/ED26QpDpRb4
In 1839, Charles Goodyear discovered vulcanization when he accidentally dropped some India rubber mixed with sulfur on a hot stove. Although his invention made millions for others, they were infringed upon and at his death he left debts of some $200,000. britannica.com/biography/โ€ฆ
Whirlpool donates a fridge and stove to every Habitat for Humanity Home built. whirlpool.com/custserv/haโ€ฆ
The han dynasty of China drilled for natural gas, tranposted it through pipelines and used it in stoves en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanโ€ฆ
Since the Han Dynasty in 200 BC, the Chinese have drilled for natural gas which was transported in bamboo pipelines to be burned in stoves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanโ€ฆ
A Swiss man replaced his car's broken heater with a fully functional wood burning stove metro.co.uk/2012/02/13/swโ€ฆ
My stove top can do this. [pic]
The first mechanical shower (which was operated by hand pump), was patented by stove maker William Feetham, in England in 1767 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoโ€ฆ
The gas stove that Mrs Ivy Hodge mistakenly blew up the Ronan Point tower block with in West London was able to be repaired and bought with her to her new apartment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronโ€ฆ
For 40 years it was illegal to sell a stove on a Wednesday in Vancouver bcmag.ca/10_Bizarre_Britiโ€ฆ
In 2004, while attempting to heat up a lava lamp on his kitchen stove, Phillip Quinn was killed when the lamp exploded and a shard of glass pierced his heart snopes.com/horrors/freakiโ€ฆ
A Swedish man built a homemade nuclear reactor and had a meltdown on the kitchen stove theblaze.com/stories/swedโ€ฆ
Police in Southern China use water guns to put out illegal coal stoves newsflare.com/video/17937โ€ฆ
There is a camping stove that uses heat from a wood fire to provide electricity through a usb port. biolitestove.com
There are stoves that operate by induction, so the elements don't get hot; it's possible to place newspaper between the element and a pot of boiling water without any risk of fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indโ€ฆ
On the very first episode of The (New) Price Is Right, the first prizes offered were a fur coat, a Whirlpool stove and a $2,746 Chevy Vega. youtu.be/3UpXJTRFQdo
Dr. Pepper was sometimes warmed on a stove and consumed as a holiday beverage youtube.com/watch?v=qq9hNโ€ฆ
A wood stove that is 8x as efficient and burns so hot it burns the smoke (emits mostly co2, and steam) exists. richsoil.com/rocket-stoveโ€ฆ
There is a man who as a child was heavily abused by his mother. She stabbed him in the stomach, burned his arm on a gas stove, starved him, forced him to eat his own vomit, forced him to drink ammonia, and survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davโ€ฆ
In 1859 Charles Blondin was the first person to tightrope walk across Niagara falls. He pushed a wheelbarrow containing a small stove and proceeded to to cook an omelette midway across. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaโ€ฆ
Napoleon III capitulated to the German army and was exiled in Britain, where he spent his last comfortable days "writing and designing a stove which would be more energy efficient." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napโ€ฆ
Earl V. Shaffer was the first documented person to walk the entirety of the Appalachian trail. He did so in only 124 days with worn out boots and no tent or stove. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earโ€ฆ
A man killed himself by heating up a lava lamp on a stove en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavโ€ฆ
Fairbanks, Alaska is one of the most polluted cities in America because of the severe winters and the cities use of wood stoves. articles.latimes.com/2013โ€ฆ
You cannot heat butter in Pyrex on the stove like you can using a Corningware dish - exploding glass ensues...
The Enterprise from the original Star Trek series had its design inspired by an electric stove coil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSโ€ฆ
There's portable stove that uses the heat from combustion to charge your electronics. No need for gas; it runs on twigs, branches, animal shit etc. biolitestove.com/CampStovโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Lev Pontryagin, who was blinded at age 14 following a stove explosion, yet became one of the 20th century's greatest mathematicians, partly as a result of his mother reading mathematical books and papers to him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levโ€ฆ

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