Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in November 2010.

November 30
On this date in 1954, the only known instance of a meteorite striking a human being took place.
Your coffee recommends that you raise shields and polarize the hull plating.

November 29
Enos became the first chimpanzee to orbit the Earth on this date in 1961.
Orbiting chimps are okay—it’s those damn flying monkeys that terrify your coffee.

November 26
On this date in 1965, France launched Asterix-1, its first satellite, into orbit.
Your French roast looks down upon you.

November 25
Alfred Nobel patented dynamite on this date in 1867.
Your coffee uses three parts nitroglycerin, one part diatomaceous earth, and a dash of sodium carbonate as a turkey stuffing basis.

November 24
On this date in 1974, the Australopithecus afarensis skeleton that came to be known as “Lucy” was discovered in Ethiopia.
Your coffee is descended from Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.

November 23
John Lee Love patented the pencil sharpener on this date in 1897.
Your coffee thinks that’s better than a poke in the eye with a dull stick.

November 22
On this date in 1987, an unknown person wearing a Max Headroom mask hijacked the broadcasts of two Chicago television stations.
Your coffee will be ready twenty minutes into the future.

November 19
Pop group Milli Vanilli had their Grammy award for Best New Artist revoked on this date in 1990.
You can't buy coffee with lip service.

November 18
On this date in 1307, William Tell shot an apple off of his son’s head with a crossbow bolt.
Your coffee wants a shot of espresso.

November 17
Douglas Englebart received a patent for the computer mouse on this date in 1970.
Your coffee wants an oleophobic screen with a multi-touch interface.

November 16
On this date in 1952, Lucy Van Pelt yanked her first football away from Charlie Brown.
Your coffee called for a reverse flea flicker.

November 15
The NBC radio network was launched on this date in 1926.
Your coffee wants a late-night show on TBS.

November 12
On this date in 1998, Vice President Al Gore signed the Kyoto Protocol.
Your coffee is free from harmful emissions.

November 11
The First World War ended on this date in 1918.
Your coffee wears a red poppy.

November 10
In 1801 on this date, the state of Tennessee outlawed dueling.
It is much better to settle your differences over a cup of coffee.

November 9
The Northeast Blackout took place on this date in 1965.
Your coffee is empowering.

November 8
In Munich on this date in 1923, the Beer Hall Putsch took place.
Your coffee calls for open elections and free refills.

November 5
Suffragist Susan B. Anthony defied the law and voted for the first time on this date in 1872.
Your coffee believes strongly in the principle of one cup, one vote.

November 4
On this date in 1962, the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States took place.
Your coffee wants to be hot—but only in the conventional, non-radioactive sense.

November 3
Major league baseball adopted the sacrifice fly rule on this date in 1953.
Your coffee is always a fielder’s choice.

November 2
On this date in 1898, the first organized cheerleading at an American college football game took place.
Your coffee wants to perform a crazy eight.

November 1
The first issue of National Geographic to contain a photograph depicting a bare-breasted woman appeared on this date in 1896.
Your coffee wants to explore the world.