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The invention of the fire hydrant is generally credited to Frederick Graff, Sr., chief engineer of the Philadelphia Water Works around the year 1801. It is said that Graff held the first patent for a fire hydrant, but this cannot be verified, because, ironically, the patent office in Washington, D.C. caught on fire in 1836 destroying many patent records from that period. #irony #fire #hose #water #hydrant #patent #invention #interesting
Not entirely true.
Before the burning, they organize private sales for Louis Vuitton employees that other LVMH employees can also attend sometimes.
So about twice a year, they will gather all of the discontinued items in all available sizes in a big warehouse and let the employees buy them at a very low price, even at cost! And under strict rules: you may buy gifts for someone but they track each item and if your gift ends up in Ebay they know who to ask.
The items are very carefully chosen by a dedicated team and may have been discontinued from stores for many years. But they will keep offering them to employees until they decide it's not worth it anymore. When this happens, they will effectively destroy them!
While it may seem like a crazy move, it's actually a well thought business decision.
Luxury items are considered luxury for their scarcity. By destroying the remaining, you control the demand and your goods won't flood the market and end up in places you won't like or bad for your image. #louisvuitton #purse# #merchandise #highend #fashion #expensive #luxury
This is the egg of a horn shark. This shape enables a mother horn shark to wedge her eggs (which are usually laid two at a time) into crevices. This helps to prevent removal by most would-be predators.
#unusualfacts #interesting #coolstuff #marinelife #hornsharks #birth #weird #eggs
WINE ICE CREAM!! This is not wine “flavoured” ice cream. No, this is the real deal, with a pint of Mercer’s special blend containing a legit 5% alcohol content. Mercer’s Ice Cream in New York has their own line of Wine Infused Ice Cream. Mercer’s wine infused ice cream comes in 7 different flavours: Cherry Merlot, Chocolate Cabernet, Peach White Zinfandel, Port, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Spiced and Riesling. According to the makers of the wine ice cream, you cannot actually get drunk on this ice cream. That doesn’t mean I'm not going to try. #wine #winelovers #alcohol #icecream #infused #newyork 🍷🍨🍷🍧
Car accident waiting to happen.
And Yes it is the “INVISIBLE” what you read is right! The much awaited super invisible car finally made by the Mercedes Benz. Its not a fantasy any more, and they have done it. Its amazing to hear that we are finally sitting in the world where such technology now really exist!
They have put down some super technology of LED to produce a invisible car. All they have done is covered all of the car with LED and given cameras at the sides so that the camera takes image of the other side and make it appear on LED on the other side, making a phenomenon of appearance of nothing in between. #technology #mercedes #LED #car #invisible #fantasy
Take a deep breath. Relax. Then step into the hot tub full of wine. There is a Wine Spa Pool in Japan! The red wine pool features a 3.6m tall bottle of wine that pours #Beaujolais #Nouveau into the pool throughout the day. Wait, what?!! PLEASE TELL ME THEY NOT DRINKING THE SAME WINE THEY SOAKING IN!! #NOPEEZONE
At Yunessun Spa Resort in #Hakone, #Japan, customers have the chance to "cleanse" themselves in a variety of unorthodox hot tubs, filled with everything from green tea to red wine to sake.
The spa's wine treatment is only available for a 12-day period each year, but includes a 12-foot bottle of wine so visitors can drink while they bathe. The spa, part of a Japanese amusement park, considers bathing in wine a rejuvenator for the body and claims it's something that Cleopatra did frequently.
For those with a sweet tooth, the spa also offers a chocolate bath on Valentine's Day. It could be easy to dismiss Yunessun's hot tubs as a gimmick, but the water park and spa has many positive reviews on Trip Advisor, with reviewers labeling a vist there a "novel" and "relaxing" experience. #wine #winelovers #redwine #pool #bath
Each spring women rush to the spa to get pedicures, so those tootsies look pretty and fresh for sandal season. But pedicures don't just involve getting your toenails painted. They also involve removing dead skin and calluses from the bottom of the foot. This skin can be removed through various methods.
This is where the fish come in. Yep, we said fish. The fish, called garra rufa fish, or sometimes "doctor fish," actually nibble the dead skin from your feet.
The fish are moved from a communal tank to a personal footbath for each customer (each footbath is cleaned and sanitized between customers). About 100 fish go into each footbath at a time. Because no plant or aquatic life can really survive in the warm water in which the fish thrive, the fish have learned to eat whatever's offered to them -- including the dead skin on the bottom of your feet. In the wild, garra rufa survive by sucking the dead scales off other living fish, so perhaps sucking the dead skin off our feet isn't that much different.
Because the fish have no teeth, they are just nibbling and sucking at the dead skin. Without teeth, they can't remove live skin, so you don't have to worry about being bitten.
Fish pedicures might sound like a win-win situation -- the fish get to eat, and you lose the dead skin -- but they're not without controversy. In fact, in the U.S. fish pedicures are banned in 10 states for hygiene reasons.
What do you think? Does it sound fishy to you? Or, would you try it?
#fish #fishpedicure #spa
Wow I didn't know this 🐝🐝Male bees die after having sex.
Male bees, known as drones, only exist for the purpose of mating with the queen. The queen will have several drones lined up to mate with her, and if a drone is lucky enough to mate with the queen the two bees will go into a mating flight, that is, to have sex in mid-air.
Unfortunately, the drone only gets laid once in his life. The drones penis and abdomen get ripped from his body during the mid-air hookup, and he quickly dies.
Life isn't so good for the drones that don't mate with the queen either. Worker bees feed the young drones until they are ready to mate. Those that don't mate with the queen get kicked out of the hive and starve to death. #bee #buzz #lasttime #beelife #noflyzone #beegone
Is this the new #Grumpy #Cat? Meet #Garfi, the fluffy #feline whose furrowed brow makes him look permanently angry. Garfi, a #Persian #cat that resides in Turkey, has garnered a large following due to his menacing mug and perpetually furious expression. Imagine waking up to that stony glare at 2AM with him sitting on your chest. Creepy, huh? Garfi lives in #Turkey with his owner #HulyaOzkok,
This is a breast cancer awareness month public announcement. Get 'em smashed. #breast #cancer #survivor #pink #mammogram #boobs #tatas #cause #breastcancer #awareness #ribbon #pinkribbon #walk #thinkpink #october #staystrong #wearpink #support #fighter