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December 17, 2007

The Art of Preserving Animal and Vegetable Substances for Many Years

Morte_darthur 1485 - Le Morte d'Arthur, by Sir Thomas Malory. The first book in English

1809 - The French confectioner Nicolas François Appert developed a method of vacuum-sealing food inside glass jars, thus creating the first can

1889: The first jukebox is installed at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. It becomes an overnight sensation and its popularity spreads around the world

Re-post: The first transistor was built 60 years ago on Dec. 16, 1947

Kicki Håkansson, the first woman to win the Miss World title, 1951

Rocket 88 by Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston (1951), first recorded at Sam Phillips' recording studio in Memphis, on 3 March or 5 March 1951. It is usually acknowledged as the first "rock and roll" song (YT)

The First Ever Coin-Operated Arcade Machine from 1971 (with Video)

2000 - Erik Weihenmayer, first blind person to Summit Everest and the only blind person to have climbed the "Seven Summits"

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Hey, thanks for that Rocket 88 blast from the past. I really enjoyed the hot-rod songs when I was a kid...I'd lay there in the top bunk (my big brother always got the lower) with my little AM radio under the pillow...after a while I'd hear my dad shout "HEY YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE SLEEPING IN THERE!" I guess he knew. So anyway, I have just emailed you a pic of a Rocket 88 powered rat rod from the Rod Run to The End of The World this year. Thanks for a great year of links, Hanan, all the best to you and those close to you.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at Dec 18, 2007 6:25:09 PM

I think preserving canned food is great for anyone who wants to save money, nothing goes to waste and it is simple to rotate out the old stock with new.

Posted by: rat rod | rat rods at Jan 6, 2009 3:11:02 PM