Patsy!Look what I found! :)
Through a link from this, oddly enough, in an article mentioning Stoli vodka, of which Patsy is an aficionado (because it's expensive, but it's vodka, I suspect; similar to Bollinger for champagne).
Figures from Mintel reveal that we eat a tonne of crisps every three minutes in the UK.
This would be enough to fill a telephone box every 43 seconds and an Olympic size swimming pool every 14 hours.
870 Pneumatic Subway Working in secret to hide his operation from Boss Tweed, who opposes it, Scientific American publisher Alfred Ely Beach builds a pneumatic subway under Broadway in New York. Beach's single subway car, which features upholstered chairs and chandeliers is driven along the 300 foot tunnel by a 100 horsepower blower.
1896 Automatic Hat James Boyle, of Washington, DC, makes public courtesy much more convenient for the modern gentleman. His new hat tips automatically.
1845 False Teeth Cladius Ash helps Americans get a better grip on what they're eating. He creates a new type of artificial dental wear featuring individual porcelain teeth mounted with steel springs.
1897 Player Piano Edwin S. Votey, patents his self-playing piano, which he calls the pianola. The instrument uses instructions recorded on perforated paper to drive a set of artificial wooden fingers poised above a piano keyboard. Later versions placed the entire mechanism inside the body of the piano, eliminating the fingers.
1901 Safety Razor King Camp Gillette, former traveling hardware salesman of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, takes the risk out of shaving with his new double-edged safety razor. By the end of 1904, he will have sold 90,000 razors and 12,400,000 blades, but he will die in 1932 with his dream of a utopian society organized by engineers unrealized.
Cochrane was quite wealthy and was the granddaughter of John Fitch, the inventor of the steamboat. She never washed dishes herself and only invented the dishwasher as her servants were chipping her fine china.
(pushnew "/Users/robertsynnott/lisp/systems/" asdf:*central-registry* :test #'equal)
(push "/Users/robertsynnott/lisp/uffi-1.5.15/" asdf:*central-registry*)
(asdf:operate 'asdf:load-op :uffi)
(push "/Users/robertsynnott/lisp/clsql-3.7.0/" asdf:*central-registry*)
(asdf:operate 'asdf:load-op :clsql))
(setf *default-database-type* :mysql)
(asdf:operate 'asdf:load-op 'clsql-mysql))