Wednesday, January 26, 2011

And We're All So Grateful

January 26, 1875.  On this day George F. Green, of Kalamazoo Michigan no less, patented a thing that would have an enormous impact on my life.  The telephone?  The lightbulb?  The phonograph?  These are all wonderful things!  Fun, even.  No, on this dark day 136 years ago my nemesis was patented.  The electric dental drill.  owww.  Who knew it had been around this long?  The worst part - Novocaine didn't roll out until 1905.  However, in the interest of full disclosure I should mention that before Novocaine they used cocaine.  Effective but a reaaaaly bad idea.  To those who would point out that the dental drill has undoubtedly saved my teeth:  still, owww.

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