Apr 17, 2012

by English Muse

Hello, sweet readers, me again.  I hope your week is off to a great start!

Just for fun, here are some fun and inspirational facts for your Tuesday:

Did you know that Josephine Cochran invented the dishwashing machine? Ms. Cochran unveiled the first dishwashing machine at the World’s Fair.  Supposedly she exclaimed, “If nobody else is going to invent a dishwashing machine, I’ll do it myself.”

Lady Ada Lovelace (daughter of Lord Byron) invented the binary systems of numbers.  I’ll be honest, arithmetic is not my forte and I don’t actually know what binary systems of numbers means, BUT her invention makes her the first computer programmer! And that’s cool in my book.

And, did you know that women also invented the windshield wiper, the bra, the jockstrap, coffee filters and chocolate chip cookies?

PS. I learned all of the above facts from reading Backwards in High Heels.

We owe women our thanks for chocolate chip cookies!

Ladies, let this be your inspiration. Now go and invent something!

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5 Responses to “Fun facts for your Tuesday”

  1. Karolin says:

    I promise to do my best!

  2. How interesting

    I am hoping a woman invents a mini wind turbine. Those huge monster mercedes benz logos blight our countryside. I will make the inventor chocolate cookies each day

    Thanks for this post, it has us thinking

  3. Liz says:

    I loved this post!:)

  4. Elisse says:

    Such fascinating facts! I am so excited to pick this book up myself for a little inspiration.

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