Friday, February 10, 2012

Hurry Up and Put Out That Fire

Since the times of the caveman, human beings have relied on fire for cooking food, heating the cave or house, and giving us light to see by yet we had to endure the hazards of an open flame or an extremely hot stove. We didn't want to be in the dark or cold but also didn't want all our meager possessions to go up in smoke, quite literally. So on this day in 1863 the first fire extinguisher was patented in the United States. At least this gave you a fighting chance if a fire did develop in your house and you were fortunate enough to own one of these new inventions.

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