Monday, April 23, 2018

35 - "Stamp Mill Plate"

#36 was the steam turbine as Tony, Joani, Elaine, Michelle, Mike, and Milt knew!

"Stamp Mill Plate"

This circular decorative item was not anything that would accessorize your appearance as it weighed in the tonnage department. When ore was removed from the mines, it was deposited at the Stamp Mill at sites such as Bodie Ghost Town where it was first crushed into smaller pieces. This plate was one of many to help to accomplish that task. Can you imagine the level of noise pollution not to mention the dust that these people inhaled each day!!

Greatest Inventions of All Time!
Recently I came across an article about the greatest inventions as determined by a large group of scientists, philosophers, educators, and other professions. Their task was to create a list of "the Greatest Inventions of All Time." Conveniently, the final list numbered fifty! so, I'm starting with #50 and working my way down to Numero Uno in December.

Fear not as I will offer you some hints as to what the invention was.


Without it, oil drilling (#39) would have been unnecessary. . .

The Chinese were among the first civilizations to consider it. During 512 A.D. and 518 A.D., the Chinese geographer, writer, and politician Li Daoyuan introduced the process of using this to make various lubricants in his famous work. 

Invention #35 was soon used for more than an energy source as it found its way into weaponry. The Chinese created the world’s first fire bomb because of #35!

I realize these clues are not very helpful so if you still need help, go to the bottom of this week's blog for multiple choices. . . 

Murphy's Laws

de la Lastra's Law. . .

After the last of sixteen mounting screws 
has been removed from an access cover, 
it will be discovered that 
the wrong access cover has been removed!

Leaving You with a Laugh, I Hope. . .

"Such a . . .!"

1. dynamite    2. nitro glycerine    

3. gunpowder   4. oil refining

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