Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2008.

February 29
Today is the birthday of Herman Hollerith, inventor of the punch card.
Your coffee was filtered through recycled chad.

February 28
The final episode of M*A*S*H was broadcast on this day in 1983.
Your coffee won't give you hot lips.

February 27
The discovery of saccharin was announced on this day in 1879.
Your coffee requires no sweetening.

February 26
Tim Berners-Lee introduced the first Web browser, WorldWideWeb, on this day in 1991.
Your coffee is open-sourced.

February 25
Today is George Harrison's birthday.
Your coffee once traveled with the Wilburys.

February 22
The first cloning of a mammal, a sheep named Dolly, was announced on this day in 1997.
Your coffee was naturally grown and harvested.

February 21
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published the Communist Manifesto on this day in 1848.
Workers of the world, unite! (But wait until the coffee break is over.)

February 20
Astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth three times aboard the Friendship 7 space capsule on this day in 1962.
Today's coffee was brewed in a zero-gravity infusion extractor.

February 19
Former U.S. Vice-President Aaron Burr was arrested for treason on this day in 1807.
Your coffee wants to know what Dick Cheney plans to do next year.

February 18
On this day in 1841, the first filibuster in the U.S. Senate began.
Your coffee would like to move the previous question.

February 15
YouTube was launched on this day in 2005.
Your coffee agrees with Denis Leary.

February 14
Today is St. Valentine's Day.
Your coffee still loves you . . . as a friend.

February 13
On this day in 2004, the largest diamond in the universe, white-dwarf star BPM 37093, was discovered.
Your coffee wants matching earrings.

February 12
In 2004 on this day, Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken were breaking up.
Your coffee wants custody of Skipper.

February 11
Robert Fulton patented the steamboat on this day in 1809.
Steam power? Woo-hoo! Next stop, cappuccino!

February 8
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on this day in 1910.
Your coffee is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

February 7
Today is the birthday of Charles Dickens.
Your coffee has great expectations.

February 6
On this day in 1971, astronaut Alan Shephard hit a golf ball on the moon.
Your coffee wants a mashie-niblick.

February 5
Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplain, and D.W. Griffith founded United Artists on this day in 1919.
Your coffee is ready for its close-up.

February 4
On this day in 1941, Roy Plunkett patented Teflon.
Your coffee wants a non-stick carafe.

February 1
The United States Supreme Court first convened on this day in 1790.
Your coffee is unprecedented.