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Monday, October 20, 2008

Who Knew?


Sunday morning, 6 am. My son begging for the Nintendo DS-Lite. Me: Nope, I've just declared it a screen-free day.

Word search puzzle on forms of transportation:

rickshaw

unicycle

donkey

flivver

Flivver?

Not in my American Heritage Dictionary. Ach, must google it. Break no-screen rule? For knowledge, yes.

In 1926, the year the pop up toaster was invented, the same year Harry Houdini died of a ruptured appendix (which once aided in the digestion of leaves, presumably as we swung through the trees), Henry Ford predicted that we'd all be cruising around in flying cars. 

And the name of his new invention? The Flivver.





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