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"laremy corporation" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

05:42 min | 7 months ago

"laremy corporation" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

"World is full of the unexplainable and if history is an open book all of these amazing tales. Right there on display just waiting for us to explore. Welcome to the cabinet of curiosities. Our jobs can be draining. Working forty hours or more can leave us feeling rundown and tired by the end of the week when the weekend comes we often find solace in front of the tv or engaging in a relaxing hobby lonnie johnson. On the other hand he liked to tinker. Johnson was born in mobile alabama in nineteen forty nine. His father a veteran of world war two made sure lonnie and his five siblings were well educated and most importantly stayed curious. Johnson was definitely curious as a boy. He learned how to build his own toys. When that stopped being interesting he moved onto making berry. Launchers out of bamboo shoots. Johnson grew more and more interested in the sciences especially engineering at thirteen years old. He built a go-cart out of scraps from junkyard. And hooked it all up to a lawnmower engine rather than tested out on a track though. He decided to let her rip on the open highway. The police were less than thrilled with his initiative and pulled him over before returning him to his parents as a budding scientists in nineteen sixty eight johnson attended a state science fair held at the university of alabama at tuscaloosa. He was the only black student present and hoped to follow in the footsteps of his idol agricultural scientists. George washington carver. Johnson entered a project that wowed the judges a robot running on compressed air. His efforts won him first prize. He went on to earn a scholarship to university where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering followed by a masters degree in nuclear engineering the johnson. The sky was the limit literally so fresh out of college. He joined the united states air force where his intelligence and engineering skills were put to use in developing the stealth bomber from there. Even the sky seemed to low of a boundary for him. He needed to go higher. Above the clouds to the stars and beyond nasa would become his home for the next few years from nineteen seventy nine to nineteen eighty. Two johnson worked on the cassini spacecraft which traveled to saturn as well as the galileo which eventually reached do bitter in nineteen ninety five. He returned to the air force after his brief stint at nasa but was called back five years later to assist with the mars observer project yet even as he bounced from one career to another he never gave up on his. I love working on his own inventions. You see in. Nineteen eighty-two johnson had begun designing a better heat pump he pumps absorbed heat from one location and transferred it to another for example Heat pump might absorb the heat inside a house and transfer it in order to cool the home down in warmer weather. Much like an air conditioner. Johnson's version however it was small and self contained it featured a reservoir on top. It looked like two liter soda bottle which was filled with pressurized water. Instead of free on the bottle was fastened to a few feet of pvc pipe and some pieces were handmade using his own tools. One night johnson was working on his prototype win. It sprung a leak. The stream of water shoutout several feet in front of him and gave him an idea. He walked into his bathroom and aimed it at his bathtub. Where the pressurized water fired again. He calculated that given enough space. It was possible that his heat pump could launch a jet of water about forty feet long. Suddenly he didn't have a heat pump anymore. He filed a patent for the device which he finally received in one. Thousand nine hundred. Eighty six is goal for success had shifted from rocket science to consumer purchase. He believed everyday people would love to own such a unique product. But he couldn't find anyone to help him manufacturer or market it and then the one thousand nine hundred nine laremy corporation signed on. They saw a perfect opportunity to revolutionize pool parties and summer vacations with johnson's heat pump they marketed it as the power drescher and put it up for sale in nineteen. Ninety product. didn't become a hit until a year later when it was rebranded as a weapon made for mischief and sold for ten bucks a piece. It may two hundred million dollars that year no doubt due to its highly descriptive. Name the super soaker. This episode of cabinet curiosities is sponsored by better help online counseling. The new year can be a good time for a mental health. 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"laremy corporation" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

07:47 min | 11 months ago

"laremy corporation" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Of you star wars action figures plus all of their accessories in place to tell stories about the star the wars of the source. Yeah if you want to learn more about star wars just stick your head out of your your apartment door. Hey just a costing jar dry banks yet. Literally just a cost the first person and they will be like. Oh yeah i love i love. He's hot right. No he's evil prince. Yes well brother things get so fired up. She's she's got ta copy end. She is sassy she's ready for. A fight fight you star wars. The other thing that made it in two thousand twelve was dominoes. Okay yeah houston know how to play dominoes. Websites just setting up and knocking down on. I mean that's really. The fun part only offered as far as i don't watch a lot of videos on the internet. Okay but i love seeing a set of dominoes get knocked down here a simple girl simple leads. I'm proud of you for knowing how to play the game. I don't think i ever learned like matching sure. Link tiles down in matching like open number down a nine with a seven on it. I have nine. I'm gonna lay my nine down near your night. Yeah yeah it's a lotta matching right a little bit like gin sort of all right by nine funded knock down. twenty thirteen was my first year at the shaw. Yes and what russell has little let down by not because it was the rubber duck and chess. Oh yeah that's awesome pointing actually like. This is the toy hall of fame. Teed rubik's cube hungarian design teacher and serious puzzle earner rubik assembled his i q puzzle in nineteen seventy four called it. The magic cube after toy agent pitched the puzzle to ideal toy and novelty company. They renamed the puzzle to rubik's cube and began putting it in stores in one thousand nine hundred and then obviously the rest is history puzzles. All over the world wanted to solve the cube within two years. They bought one hundred million of them. Making rubik's cube the title most popular puzzle in history. How mico rubik's cube itself is made up of twenty seven tiny cubes called q. Blitz each having one of six colors. Okay and the other thing that made it in in two thousand fourteen was little green army men. Oh yeah i remember that. Twenty fifteen can get the super soaker. Oh yeah oh yeah. so dr lonnie johnson. A mechanical and nuclear engineer working for nasa on the galileo mission to jupiter by day. At night he was working on his own project. A new heat pump that replaced freon with environmentally friendly pressurized water vapor and while tinkering with this pumps design at home. He hooked the nozzle up to his bathroom. Faucet and a steady stream shot across the room gave him the idea for a high powered. Water blaster so from pvc pipe in an empty soda bottle. He improvised model that he called the power structure that featured an air pressure chamber and a water reservoir johnson later enlarged the tank and moved it to the top of the blaster. Kind of making it look like it was a prop from science fiction movie. Sure yeah so. The first super soaker went on sale in one thousand nine hundred after johnson worked out a deal. Laremy corporation a maker of inexpensive plastic toys and action figures and larry's aggressive advertising sold twenty seven million super soaker in the first three years of production and after that innovations like increasing water carrying capacity altering water. Direction lengthening the distance of the water stream. The toy's popularity and to date laramie corporation and now hasbro which owns it has sold about two hundred million super soaker. More than one hundred seventy five variations. That's about a billion dollars in sales. Oh my gosh only been around since one thousand nine hundred ninety. Wow what that's crazy. Nine thousand ninety hundred thirty years ago though. If you think. I know chef it's tough to deal with A little more a little a couple of decades earlier though you got twister in nineteen sixty four toy inventor guyer came up with a shoe polish promotion as a game with a mat on the floor and people serving as the playing pieces geyer artists in a toy designer charles fully neil ribbons to help him with the development of the basic idea and the three devised a game that they called pretzel. Oh that's cute so fully and took the idea to milton bradley. Which saw promise. And the men received a patent for their design after some deliberation milton. Bradley used printer at general tire that manufactured shower curtains to print the largest color spots on plastic mats. That make sense. And when the firm determined the name pretzel wasn't available chose twister instead perfect. Yeah there was a big demonstration on the johnny carson show with oh With eva gabor. Okay show and she. She played twister. And then you know everybody office that you're also got the puppet when oh sure you not scary at all. No puppet twenty-six dungeons and dragons out episode one twenty two dungeons and dragons with our friend. Jamie cusak jamie. That's such a good job such a good job such great ex- dungeons and dragons. He goes to get fisher price. Little people in two thousand six. Yeah so fisher. Price made the first little people from would and lithograph paper. They were solid single colored wooden bodies that later followed so later. Figures were made of hard plastic. Those are the ones i remember. Yes man in the nineteen eighties concerns about small figures becoming a choking hazard the nineteen ninety-one introduction of a new design larger diameter known as chongqing pete junkies on ge's but by the mid nineteen ninety s. Little people became more people like with arms legs and dimensional faces as well that year. you also get. The swing is inducted. Oh great inducted twenty. Seventeen my favorite my favorite inductee to the twelve fame. The board game clue. Oh yeah can't go. Julia goes crazy about iraq cub. For clue she loves the movie. She loves a game. She loves everything about it. So just a little background on it for y'all because you're listening to this you're like you're you're stuck with. You have listened to us go through years and years of history at this point you might as well stick it to the end. Yeah they were in two thousand seventeen now So between the world wars pianist anthony pratt enjoyed the murder mystery party games that he saw played at posture paean hotels where he worked in nineteen forty-three pratt and his wife. Elva designer board game based on those party. Game centered on deduction when in clare. Solve a murder mystery By eliminating possible locations weapons and murderers to come to the correct conclusion. He was granted a patent in nineteen forty seven postwar shortages halted. His games manufacturer for several years Linda london's waddington's games finally published it as cluedo in nineteen forty nine and their american partner. Partner brothers bought out a slightly modified version called clue that same year The rest is history. Oh yeah nineteen eighty-five five clue best movie Was the first movie based on a board game. Okay besides battle riano with battleship ribbon movie. Julia likes clue so much. I bought her a harry. Potter clue clue for christmas. I think one year found that. And i was like show much easiest easy so many license versions of it too. It's fun the whistle ball..

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