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• On April 6, 1938, chemist Dr. Roy Plunkett was experimenting with coolant gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners at the DuPont laboratories in New Jersey. From the freezer he removed a tank of experimental gas he'd been working with, called tetrafluoroethylene. He expected to find a container of very cold gas, but when he turned the valve to let some gas out, nothing happened.
• Bill was one of the researchers working in the DuPont lab when Teflon was invented. He continued to experiment with it, inventing many uses. However, the DuPont Teflon team was disbanded in 1957. Bill begged his bosses to let him continue to work with Teflon, but was turned down.
• He weighed the tank, which showed it should be full of gas. He checked the valve, but it worked fine. Perplexed, he cut the tank in half to find out what happened to the gas. He was surprised to see the gas had congealed into a solid, waxy substance. • Plunkett ran some tests. The new material was impervious to chemicals and heat; it did not absorb things and nothing absorbed it; it was colorless and odorless; and it had an extremely high melting point. • Plunkett had accidentally discovered what is popularly known as the slipperiest substance on Earth, equivalent to two wet ice cubes rubbing against each other in a warm room. The molecules of the substance are some of the largest molecules known. • Three years after Plunkett's accidental discovery, the process of manufacturing the substance was patented. Four years after that, it began to be sold on the market, mostly for military applications at first.
• He took Teflon home with him, experimented with it in his basement after work, and established his own company. His son Bob joined him, and in 1969 they discovered that Teflon would stretch if it was heated and then pulled slowly. They wanted to stretch it into a fabric, but time after time – while heating it and pulling it slowly – they failed. • Finally in frustration, Bob heated it and then yanked it. That was the secret. Teflon, when heated and stretched quickly, expands to 1000% of its original size and forms fabric. • Normally raincoats are made out of two layers: the outer layer is polyester or nylon, and the inner layer is polyurethane. Bill and Bob found that when sheets of this new Teflon fabric were inserted between the two layers, the raincoat was porous enough to breathe, but tight enough to be waterproof. • The fabric contains over 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch. Whereas the pores are about 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water, they are also 700 times bigger than a molecule of moisture vapor. Therefore, water droplets cannot get through the fabric, but gases and water vapor can easily escape. It was superior to any outerwear on the market. • Bill and Bob were granted a patent in 1976, the product line hit the market in 1989, and Bob was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 2006. The name of the fabric is based on Bill and Bob’s last name. What’s it called? (Answer at bottom of the page)
• Fifty years later Plunkett was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame. Today the product has hundreds of uses. It’s used on windshield wiper blades, it’s in fingernail polish, it forms a scratch-resistant coating on eyeglasses, it covers cookware, it protects fabrics, and it covers lightbulbs to make them shatterproof. The list is nearly endless. What is it commonly known as? (Answer at bottom of the page)
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• It was noted 18th-century German scientist, philosopher and satirist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who made the following sage observation: "It is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody's beard." • Sometimes looking at local ordinances can make you wonder what inspired lawmakers to pass such laws. For instance, in Florida it's illegal to wear nothing but liquid latex while in a public place. • The lyrics to that favorite Irish ballad "O Danny Boy" were actually written by an Englishman. • Famed comedic actor Charlie Chaplin was born in England, but at the age of 19 he came to the United States as a performer with the prestigious Fred Karno company. Interestingly, Stan Laurel, of Laurel and Hardy fame, emigrated to the U.S. at the same time, as part of the same company -- as Chaplin's understudy. • In a recent survey of pet owners, nearly half of all respondents said that the best description of their relationship with their pet would be "soul mate." • Sardinia, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, also is an autonomous region of Italy. If you ever decide to vacation there, keep an eye out for "casu marzu," a cheese that's produced locally. Whether you're keeping an eye out in order to sample it or avoid it depends on whether or not you have an appetite for adventurous eating. The makers of "casu marzu" deliberately introduce into the process the larvae of a particular cheese fly. Though the cheese is sometimes cleaned out before it's served, it's often presented in its original state, wriggling maggots and all. *** Thought for the Day: "There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few." -- Lawrence Lessig © 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Risk factors for West Nile virus: • Time of year – The majority of WNV cases occur from July – September. • Geographic region – The Dakotas have reported some of the highest cases per capita in the United States. • Time spent outdoors not wearing protective clothing and mosquito repellent – If you work or spend a lot of time outdoors (golfing, gardening, hunting, etc.), you’re at a higher risk of being bitten by mosquitoes. • Proximity – If you live in an area where WNV has already been identified or near mosquito larval habitat. • If you have a weakened immune system.
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• Most people (70-80%) infected with West Nile virus will not develop any symptoms, or the symptoms may be so mild that they won’t seek medical care. • About 20% of the people infected will have a fever with other flu-like symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Most of the people with this type of WNV will have a complete recovery, but fatigue and weakness may last for weeks or months. • Less than 1% of the people infected will develop the more severe neurological form of this illness. The symptoms of neurologic illness can include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, seazures, or paralysis. • Serious illness may occur in people of any age but people over 60 have the greatest risk for the severe form of this illness. People with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and people who have received organ transplants are also at a greater risk of getting the severe form of this disease. • Recovery from the severe form of this disease may take several weeks or months and some of the neurologic effects may be permanent. This disease is fatal for about 10% of the people who develop neurologic infection.
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DOGS (continued): • Dogs roll in dead things to disguise their smell. A deer will sniff the wind and think, "I smell a dead skunk" instead of thinking, "I Answer: smell aDell. canine on the prowl." A VERY LARGE NUMBER • Wolves bark a little and howl a lot. Dogs bark • aEdward Kasner was a mathematician. In 1938 lot and howl a little. Wolves and dogs both he was asked to come up with a name for a howl for the same reason: to get the entire very large number: the numeral one, followed pack together in communication and galvaby a hundred zeros. He asked his two young nize them for action. A howl means, "Where nephews what name they would suggest. are you? Come join me! Let's go do some• thing!" Nine-year-old Milton name Sometimes when suggested people startasinging, out of the funnies. A cartoon strip character their dog mistakenly thinks they are howling named Barney was very popular. Milton chose in order to draw the pack together, and will Barney’s last name for the number. then start howling along. • Kasner announced the new name for the big • When are teaching their the pups to eat numberwolves in his next book, altering spelling. solid food, they will leave animal parts lying • Sixty years later, Larry Page and Sergey Brin around the den: horns, bones, hooves. The developed a new internet search engine. Other pups and gnaw on these as their searchchew engines searched eachobjects webpage and teeth are coming in. When humans leave theira ranked them according to how many times slippers newspapers around, the pup specific or term appeared laying on them, but Page and assumes it's for thesearch sameengine purpose, and will Brin designed their to search for chew the object to bits— and then be comthe specific term and then find out how many links there were that ledit's back to thatforpage, pletely bewildered when punished dowhich resulted a better search engine. ing what comesinnaturally. • They they name that • It's beendecided estimated thatneeded it costs aabout $6,000 reflected how many websites the search to raise a medium-size dog to the age of 11. engine was searching. They took the name • There are about 400 pet cemeteries in the U.S. of Edward Kasner’s very large number, only • In 1894, New York State enacted the first they misspelled it slightly, so it ended up being spelled exactly same way the cartoon dog-licensing lawthe in the nation. character Barney spelled his lastare name. What’s • In 80% of dog bites, victims bitten by a it called? (Answer at bottom of page) family dog or the dog of a neighbor. Some COMPUTER FACTS 60% happen between July and September. • Boys In 1981 Bill15Gates said, “640 kb of victims. memory under are the most frequent ought to be enough for anybody.” • About 20 mail carriers are bitten by dogs dur• ing Moore’s Law states computer performance an average day that in America. doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since • The American Kennel Club recognizes 130 1971, this has been true. breeds and registers more than 1.2 million • purebred HP, Google, Microsoft, puppies per year.and Apple were all started in garages. • When dogs and humans sleep together, their Answer: Google, fromcycles googol.tend to coincide. sleep and dreaming
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