Blog: Past, Present and Future Thoughts

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    R101: Gas bags, an overweight dirigible, and politics

    May 2, 2022

    Germany started flying rigid airships when they launched the Zeppelin line in 1910 and successfully carried passengers globally for thousands of flights. This form of civilian air travel was interrupted by WWI but resumed after the war. In 1928 the Graf Zeppelin took passengers on a 112-hour non-stop flight from Germany to New Jersey. Over […]

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    Hon, please pick up some Bayer Heroin on your way home.

    April 25, 2022

    The search for effective pain medications was urgent in the late 1880s. We still had many Civil War veterans who has suffered horrible wounds and amputations. Many of them had been given morphine for their pain and now found themselves addicted to the drug. Cities had been growing and the air was polluted with dust, […]

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    Dandruff, gonorrhea, and halitosis

    April 19, 2022

    Who knew a mouthwash could do so much.