Tag Archives: World War II

Momofuku Ando’s Invention

Never mind all the Toyotas, Nissans, Hondas, Mazdas, Sonys, Toshibas, and other technological wonders from the Land of the Rising Sun, many native Japanese think that instant Ramen Noodles are the best export they offer the world. A Fuji Research … Continue reading

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Activist Eleanor

I have a great deal of admiration for biographers who take up the challenge of condensing the life stories of people like Eleanor Roosevelt. There is always a wealth of raw data about these historical figures. How does one organize it into a story … Continue reading

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The First Rocket In Space

We prefer to think of high-tech, space age technology as a part of modern day, scientific culture.  Rockets that leave the Earth’s atmosphere have traditionally been developed in the 1950s and 1960s. The use of rocketry has been associated with … Continue reading

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Vesuvius Again In 1944

When we read or hear the name “Vesuvius”, we usually think about the horrific eruption in the Roman Empire of 77 CE.  The images of the ancient Roman city, Pompeii, come to mind. The first hand descriptions of the disaster add … Continue reading

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The Four Freedoms

How can we most effectively live as fully functional human beings who not merely exist?  This question may have been in the mind of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at least a few times.  Judging him by his aspirations and legislative … Continue reading

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Scrappers

Documentary films can be dry, boring things to take in.  Once in awhile, though, I come across one that is reasonably entertaining while being highly educational.  This was the case when I stumbled across “Scrappers-How The Heartland Won World War … Continue reading

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