20 Trivia Tidbits That Really Skipped To Our Lou
Thanks for the donuts, Adolph! After all, you're responsible for one of America's favorite pastries. The first doughnut machine was made in 1920 to meet the demand following WW1. Adolph Levitt, a Jewish refugee who came to America fleeing czarist Russia, designed the machine and began selling fried doughnuts from his Harlem bakery in New York City. You might also not know that Ford had a concept nuclear-powered car called the Nucleon in the 1950's. The vehicle was to be powered by a small nuclear reactor in the rear of the vehicle, based on the assumption that this would one day be possible Unfortunately, we've yet to perfect nuclear-powered cars (or shrink reactors enough to fit into them). The phrase “anything is a sex toy if you’re brave enough” has extra meaning in India where sex toys are illegal and their sale punishable by 2 years in prison. When a Canadian company tried to patent a vibrator ,the patent office said the obscenity law “has never engaged positively with the notion of sexual pleasure.” We can only hope that someday Indian authorities will join the rest of the world in the 21st century.