Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in February 2012.

February 29
Today is Leap Day.
Even on Leap Day, your coffee matters.

February 28
On this date in 1928, C.V. Raman discovered the Raman Effect.
Your coffee is an excited quasiparticle.

February 27
George Gordon Lord Byron made his first address to the House of Lords on this date in 1812.
Your coffee is mad, bad, and dangerous to know.

February 24
On this date in 2011, the final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery took place.
Your coffee wants a Thermal Protection System.

February 23
The light from Supernova 1987a first reached Earth on this date in 1987.
Your coffee provides a burst of flavor—and neutrinos.

February 22
On this date in 1892, Oscar Wilde’s play, “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” was first performed.
Your coffee earnestly attempts to satisfy.

February 21
Today is International Pancake Day.
Your coffee has been known to waffle.

February 20
Emmett Ashford became the first black umpire in organized baseball on this date in 1952.
Guess what your coffee’s favorite color is.

February 17
On this date in 1809, the State of Ohio chartered Miami University.
Your coffee wants to spend Spring Break just down the road in Fort Lauderdale — wait, what?

February 16
Wallace H. Carothers received a United States patent for nylon on this date in 1937.
Your coffee was stirred with a spudger.

February 15
On this date in 1946, ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, was dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania.
Your coffee wants 17,468 vacuum tubes, 7,200 crystal diodes, 1,500 relays, 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors — and an iTunes Store gift card.

February 14
Today is Valentine’s Day.
Your coffee loves you, but will honor the restraining order.

February 13
On this date in 1954, Frank Selvy scored 100 points in an NCAA Division I basketball game.
Your coffee wants to slam dunk a doughnut.

February 10
Two satellites, the Iridium 33 and Kosmos-2251, collided in orbit on this date in 2009.
Your coffee wants a proximity alert system and a laser broom.

February 9
On this date in 1964, the Beatles made their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Your coffee gives you all its loving.

February 8
Simon Willard of Massachusetts patented the banjo clock on this date in 1802.
Your coffee wants a turned giltwood acorn finial.

February 7
On this date in 1497, the Bonfire of the Vanities took place in Florence, Italy.
Your coffee benefits from a proper roasting.

February 6
George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr., was born on this date in 1895.
Your coffee is the Sultan of Slurp.

February 3
On this date in 1918, the Twin Peaks Tunnel opened in San Francisco.
Special Agent Dale Cooper thinks your coffee is a damn fine cup of coffee.

February 2
Ulysses by James Joyce was published on this date in 1922.
Your coffee wants a gorgonzola cheese sandwich at Davy Byrne’s pub.

February 1
On this date in 1709, Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was rescued from an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile.
Your coffee comes to the rescue every morning.