At the fair, just one booth over, there happened to be a zalabia booth, which is a crispy pasty-like dessert that originates from Syria. It was Ernest A. Hamwi that thought of something. And we think you might know where this story is going – but basically, this move would change the ice cream game forever.
The vendor decided to roll his pastry into a cone-like cup in order to serve the tasty treat. This ingenious idea of course resulted in the ice cream cone, which, if you ask anyone is the ultimate way of chowing down on ice cream.
In order to understand the origins of the microwave, we need to go back to the very beginning. And the very beginning starts with, of all things, a chocolate bar. Spencer was tinkering on his new device when he noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket oddly began to melt. He assumed it was the heat waves emanating from his vacuum's radar.
In order to test his theory, he grabbed some popcorn kernels to check the reaction. It didn't take long until there was a loud pop. It was clear that Spencer had inadvertently created the microwave. Movie lovers around the world rejoiced.
The Ice Cream Cone
Ice cream was overflowing at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Folks gathered in droves at the ice cream stands and vendors found themselves running out of bowls and spoons and needed to come up with a different way to serve the goodies. Something needed to be invented to address this problem and surely enough, this would lead to the creation of the ice cream cone.
Faced with high demands, these ice cream businesses need to think of something fast. If not, they stood to lose all those customers and all that sweet ice cream would have gone to waste!
The Hybrid Car
We take it for granted these days. After all, we are phasing into a completely electric automobile landscape. So it makes sense that so many cars out there are now hybrid. It may surprise you but in 1902, Ferdinand Porsche won his class at the annual Exelberg Hill-Climb in Austria in a front-wheel-drive hybrid-electric car.
While that made waves, what came nearly a century later, truly changed the course of automobile technology. In 1997 Toyota surprised its competitors by releasing the hybrid Prius to Japanese consumers. It took almost three years for the Prius to reach North America. These days, the greener, the better.
Most of us out there like our eggs done a certain way. Some like them scrambled, others like them sunny side up. Everyone has their preference. But, there is one thing that we all have in common - and that is the use of the Teflon pan. The man behind the Teflon pan is Ray J Plunkett.
He was actually working on a method to improve the refrigerator cooling system, but during the process, made a mistake with the chemicals. When he realized what he had done, it dawned on him to then coat a pan with synthetic chemicals. The result was the non-stick Teflon pan.