Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November 2007.

November 30
Lucille Ball married Desi Arnaz in 1940 on this date.
Your coffee tastes a little like Vitameatavegamin.

November 29
Pong, the first commercially successful video game, was released on this day in 1972.
Your coffee has sore wrists.

November 28
In 1582 on this date, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway paid a £40 bond for their marriage license.
Your coffee loved Anne's performance in The Devil Wears Prada.

November 27
The American Statistical Association was founded in Boston on this day in 1839.
There's a 57.8% probability, within a 3.5% margin of error, that your coffee already knew that.

November 26
Captain James Cook became the first European to visit Maui on this date in 1778.
Your coffee is a Red Catuai bean, grown near Ka'anapali, with hints of spice, medium acidity, full body, and a wine-like finish.

November 23
The first episode of "Doctor Who" aired on the BBC on this day in 1963.
After Thanksgiving, your coffee no longer fits into the TARDIS.

November 22
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
Your coffee wants an extra helping of stuffing.

November 21
Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph on this day in 1877.
Don't tell the RIAA, but your coffee has a bootleg cylinder of "Free Bird."

November 20
Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released on this day in 1985.
Your coffee is sometimes thick but never GUI.

November 19
Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on this day in 1863.
Four score and seven cups of coffee ago...excuse me, where's the restroom?

November 16
“The Sound of Music” opened on Broadway on this day in 1959.
Piping hot coffee without any cream: this is just one of my favorite things!

November 15
In Columbus, Ohio, on this day in 1969, the first Wendy's restaurant opened.
Your coffee wants a square mug.

November 14
On this day in 1968, Yale University announced it was going co-educational.
At last, someone to make the coffee!

November 13
In 1805 on this day, Viennese butcher Johann George Lehner invented the frankfurter.
Your coffee really doesn't want to see that recipe.

November 12
In 1847 on this day, chloroform was first used as an anaesthetic.
It's time to wake up and smell the coffee.

November 9
Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics on this day in 1921.
Your coffee is relatively impressed.

November 8
One year ago today, Microsoft announced that development had been completed on Windows Vista.
Your coffee is running in reduced functionality mode.

November 7
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was established on this date in 1967.
Your coffee will continue with the infobrew right after this pledge break.

November 6
Today is actress Sally Fields' birthday.
Your coffee likes her, it really likes her.

November 5
On this day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was arrested while attempting to blow up the British Houses of Parliament.
Your coffee wants to know why Dumbledore's phoenix hates Parliament.

November 2
The only flight of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" aircraft took place on this day in 1947.
Your coffee wants a Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major radial engine.

November 1
The United States Weather Bureau made its first weather forecast on this day in 1870.
Black coffee at morning, sailor take warning.