Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in May 2011.

May 31
On this date in 1884, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented “flaked cereal.”
Your coffee is the real breakfast of champions.

May 30
French feminist Herminie Cadolle invented the brassiere on this date in 1889.
Two cups of coffee is a good foundation for starting the day.

May 27
On this date in 1994 author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile.
Your coffee prefers the Hawaiian archipelago over the gulag variety.

May 26
Wham-O received a registered trademark for “Frisbee” on this date in 1959.
Your coffee wants to believe that a flat flip flies straight.

May 25
Today is Geek Pride Day.
Your coffee’s towel hitched a ride on a spaceship that made the Kessel run in under twelve parsecs.

May 24
On this date in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was first opened to traffic.
Your coffee admires a catenary curve.

May 23
The New York Public Library was dedicated on this date in 1911.
Your coffee wants to pet “Patience” and “Fortitude.”

May 20
On this date in 1609, a quarto titled SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS.: Never before imprinted was entered into the Stationers’ Register in London by the publisher Richard Thorpe.
Your coffee comes in three quatrains and a couplet.

May 19
The Ringling Brothers Circus made its debut on this date in 1884.
Your coffee wonders, but would rather not know, what those big orange Circus Peanuts are made of.

May 18
On this date in 1910, the Earth passed through the tail of Comet Halley.
Your coffee has a low albedo.

May 17
The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka on this date in 1954.
Your coffee integrates great aroma with great flavor.

May 16
On this date in 1965, Franco-American SpaghettiOs first went on sale.
Uh-oh! Your coffee just tasted some!

May 13
The “Velcro” trademark was registered on this date in 1958.
Your coffee is not a rip-off.

May 12
On this date in 1965, West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations.
Your coffee produces common grounds.

May 11
IBM’s Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, became the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format.
Your coffee, playing black, counters White’s opening with a French Roast Defense.

May 10
On this date in 1676, Bacon’s Rebellion began.
Your coffee remains a loyal part of your breakfast.

May 9
A laser beam was first bounced off the Moon’s surface on this date in 1962.
Your coffee is warmed by a ruby optical maser.

May 6
On this date in 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes.
Your coffee will not give you the runs.

May 5
Damn Yankees opened on Broadway on this date in 1955.
Your coffee wants whatever Lola wants.

May 4
On this date in 1987, live models were used for the first time in Playtex bra ads.
Your coffee knows how to fill a cup.

May 3
The first email spam was sent on this date in 1978.
Your coffee wants to make money fast and gain an extra inch of girth.

May 2
On this date in 1955, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Your coffee wrote Pot on a Tin Hot Plate.