While watching the Jay Walking segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, I was chatting with a friend about a device that most people use everyday. In junior high, I was taught that a gentleman named Sir Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet. I found out today that that bit of useless trivia is in fact incorrect. It seems that Mr. Crapper was not a knight at all and only has patents that improved upon the device already invented by Sir John Herrington. Sir John was a 16th Century author who installed a functional prototype in the facilities of his godmother, Queen Elizabeth I.
As for the brilliant contestants on Jay Walking, here is one sterling question and answer:
What did Alexander Graham Bell invent?
What was the Iron Curtain?
The Pittsburgh Steelers offense
What is kept in Fort Knox?
What U.S. President had polio and needed a wheelchair to get around?
OH… the president in Pearl Harbor…. Churchill (not only a bad answer but another movie that we knew the ending to before it began only with the sappy love story attached)
I could have added this post to increase the genius blog, but hey… I needed one of my own. And I was seriously fishing which is something I could have done nearly anywhere I looked in our little corner of the world today with all the flooding.