Today I learned of Gregory Blackstock, an autistic savant born in Seattle who spent his working life as a pot washer. He has created visual lists - astonishingly meticulous drawings of such diverse subjects as The Great Cabbage Family, Classical Clowns, Shoes, American Lighthouses and Great Italian Roosters. brainpickings.org/2011/12…
The EU banned methanol in windshield washer fluid because alcoholics were drinking windshield washer fluid and dying. chemicalwatch.com/61932/e…
Steve Jobs was such a perfectionist that he often had trouble making simple decisions. For instance, it took him 8 years just to choose a sofa for his living room, and he apparently spent two weeks discussing which washer and dryer to buy cultofmac.com/125861/stev…
In 1935, a con man was arrested for selling his victims a "currency copier", purportedly capable of reproducing $100 bills. The day before his trial, he fashioned sheets into a rope and slipped out the window, pretending to be a window washer as he shimmied down the building. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
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…
Two window-washers and a health food store owner founded Unadulterated Food Products in 1972. After creating a batch of apple juice that accidentally fermented in the bottle and caused the caps to snap off, they began calling the drink Snapple which later became the company name. nytimes.com/2013/05/23/bu…
Israel hid a large scale munitions manufacturing operation beneath a 24 hour washing service. The noise of the washers kept British suspicions at bay and allowed Israel to build a large arsenal. thedailybeast.com/israel-…
There are three approachesβ€”slicing, disks, and washersβ€”for finding volumes of 3D solids. When the solid of revolution has a cavity in the middle, the slices used to approximate the volume are not disks, but washers (disks with holes in the center) math.libretexts.org/Cours…
In 1880, Hiram Codd, the inventor of the carbonated drink bottle with a cinched neck, a marble and a rubber washer, instigated the idea of a bottle exchange in London. Agents charged a small fee on each bottle for providing this service (one penny per each 144 bottles). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hir…
Classic VW Bugs powered the windshield washer by hooking into the spare tire jalopnik.com/the-spare-ti…
Jan Demczur, a window washer working in the World Trade Center on 9/11, became trapped in an elevator in between floors after the first plane hit. Using his sqeegee to pry open the doors, he then broke through the drywall and led the passengers out of the building moments before it collapsed. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
A window washer's squeegee saved 6 lives during the Sept 11 attacks smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
The original VW Beetle operated it's windshield washers by using air pressure from the spare tire. The spare was purposely overinflated to accommodate this function. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V…
The Raccoons scientific name, Procyon Lotor, means β€œbefore-dog washer.” This is due to the fact that they tend to wash their food in water prior to eating it. e2f.com/5552/
Italians call raccoons "Little Washer Bears" - Orsetto Lavatore - because of their habit of washing food. it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Alcides Moreno a window washer fell 47 stories, landed on concrete and today he works out and does walks for charity. nypost.com/2014/01/05/win…
A Codd bottle is a type of carbonated drink bottle that contains a marble in its neck. The marble presses against a rubber washer due to the gas pressure forming a perfect seal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hir…
There is no washer or dryer on the International Space Station. Once the astronauts have worn out their clothes, they pack them all into an old spaceship and shoot it into the Earth's atmosphere where it burns up. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
When you put a vomit-covered sweatshirt in with the rest of your laundry, the washer does the opposite of washing.

It's on EVERYTHING.

A San Francisco window washer fell from the roof of an 11 story bank, smashed into and crushed the roof of a moving Toyota Camry, and both he and the driver of the car survived news.yahoo.com/window-was…
Pilots can earn less than airport window washers californiawatch.org/node/…
The Volkswagen Beetle used air pressure from the spare wheel for the windshield washer system en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
In an average home, showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and clothes washers. Theaverage American shower uses 17.2 gallons (65.1 liters) and lasts for 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm) (7.9 lpm). home-water-works.org/indo…
In 1967, each Slurpee flavor had a pin associated with it. There were pins made for the flavors Sticky Icky, Redeye, Moon Shine, Pink Fink, Adults Only, Kissin Cousin and Gully Washer. There was also a generic pin that simply stated "I have Slurped". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slu…
In September of '01 Jackie Chan was to begin filming on a movie were a Twin Towers window washer foils a terrorist plot, but due to 9/11 it was scrapped. jackiechan.wikia.com/wiki…
Formula One driver Damon Hill almost won the 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix with his underpowered Arrows car but ended up losing out the victory to Jacques Villeneuve and Williams. The reason? A 50-pence washer failed. bleacherreport.com/articl…
In 2000, American distilleries were involved in a giant smuggling operation. The alcohol was disguised as window washer fluid and mouthwash. nytimes.com/2000/08/19/ny…
Jan Demczur, a window washer on the WTC North Tower during the 9/11 attacks, used his squeegee to cut through drywall on the 50th floor to save his life and five others. The remains of the squeegee, its handle, are on display in the Smithsonian. nytimes.com/2002/09/11/us…
Today I learned of a man named Alcides Moreno, a window washer from New York City, who survived a fall from 48 stories. nytimes.com/2008/01/04/ny…
There was a Jackie Chan movie where he was a window washer at the WTC and was fighting off terrorist trying to blow up the Statue of Liberty. It was scheduled to be filmed on 9/11, and it was in the script to blow up the WTC. The film was cancelled because of 9/11 filmschoolrejects.com/fea…
The VW Beetle’s windshield washer was pressurized by the spare tire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
A New York window washer survived a 47 feet fall by using the platform and managed a full recovery right after nytimes.com/2008/01/04/ny…
In 2000 Jackie Chan was set to star in a film about a WTC window washer who fights off terrorists. The project was scrapped shortly after the 9/11 attacks ign.com/articles/2001/09/…
In 2000, Ford and Maytag teamed up to develop a female targeted concept Windstar minivan that featured a built in, microwave, washer/dryer and vacuum. drivingenthusiast.net/sec…
All in one Washer/Dryers exist searsoutlet.com/d/product…
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital has "Superhero Mondays", where window washers rappel down the side of the building in superhero outfits. pennstatemedicine.org/201…
In 2007 a window washer in NY fell 500 feet and survived the fall thedailybeast.com/newswee…
Jackie Chan was suppose to star in a movie called Nosebleed, about a window washer on the WTC who foils a terrorist plot, was cancelled due to the 9/11 attacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Jackie Chan was going to be in a movie called Nosebleed; a story about a WTC window washer who fights terrorists trying to destroy the towers. It was cancelled following the 9/11 attacks. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
KΓ€rcher, a pressure washer manufacturer, cleans many famous landmarks free of charge. Their past projects include the Space Needle, Mount Rushmore, and parts of the Vatican. nytimes.com/2008/11/29/us…
If you can see suds while your clothes are washing, it probably means that you're using too much detergent - and using too much detergent can cause a buildup of mold & mildew in your washer. nytimes.com/2010/03/13/yo…
Jackie Chan was going to play a WTC window-washer who uncovers a terrorist plot, but it was canceled due to 9/11 movies.ign.com/articles/3…
In 2007 a window washer fell 47 floors and survived. nytimes.com/2007/12/08/ny…
A window washer at the WTC on 9/11 dug his way out of a freight elevator using his squeegee saving 5 others. csmonitor.com/2002/0909/p…
80% of Manhattan apartments do not have a washer or dryer nytimes.com/2011/01/02/re…
A window washer fell 47 stories and lived to tell about it. youtube.com/watch?v=llrT-…
Snoop Lion was once a celebrity guest on the Price is Right. He helped 3 contestants win over 12k, a motorcycle, a computer, a washer/dryer, and a T.V. He also raised over 13k for his youth football league. youtube.com/watch?v=IXMSb…

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