Monthly Archives: February 2012

Economics Lesson

The Mensch had an economics lesson in gasoline supply and demand on his recent motoring trip to the southeast. I logged almost 3100 miles burning over 100 gallons of fuel. The sojourn took us to North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, South … Continue reading

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What are your landmarks? A gas station? A drugstore? A fast food place? Now the Mensch is pretty good with directions when it comes to the big picture: interstate highways, north vs. south, and reading maps. When it comes to … Continue reading

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Tastless Chill Tonic Builds a Legacy

What product outsold Coca Cola in the 1890’s? It was Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic. A health beverage that made E.W. Grove a millionaire but couldn’t cure him of his hiccups. Grove took his money to Asheville, North Carolina in search … Continue reading

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“Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt”

The front page of The Old Farmer’s Almanac for 2012 declares that it contains a large number of Astronomical Calculations and…”a variety of new, useful and entertaining matter”.  The title of this post is also on the Almanac’s first page … Continue reading

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