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The First Ice Sold In The Caribbean Came With Instructions.

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There isn’t a huge amount of things you can do with certain leftovers, and sometimes you forget about them in the face of a fresher meal! When you forget about those leftovers, you can rest assured they certainly haven’t forgotten about you. Instead, they sit lurking in the back of the refrigerator waiting for you to delve into its darkest corners and unleash the disgusting rotten mess that lurks within those Tupperware sarcophagi. Haunted Refrigerator Night is time for you to don your protective gear, grab your proton pack, and bust the ghosts of dinners past that still lurk in your refrigerator.

  • While it would be best for people to make a habit of using the contents of their refrigerator throughout the year, or at least clean it out a little more often, we all know that isn’t going to happen.
  • Every day we indulge in delicious meals and stash their remains with fond hopes of lunch tomorrow, dinner tomorrow night, or even a leftovers night on Friday, and yet they continue to sit and fester for months on end in the back of the refrigerator.
  • Until Haunted Refrigerator Night, when it’s time to finally set those lost souls free.
  • The first household refrigerator produced by General Electric in 1911 was based on a design by a French Cistercian monk and physics teacher named Marcel Audiffren. The monk’s sulfur dioxide refrigerating process took the form of a wooden refrigerator named the Audiffren. It cost $1000, which was twice as much as an automobile.
  • Salt water, commonly known as brine, is sometimes used as a food preservative and refrigerant.
  • Medieval peoples discovered that brine absorbs heat as it evaporates, and placed containers in brine to keep them cool.
  • In America, meatpacking got its name in the 18th century because workers packed meat into brine barrels.
  • Albert Einstein is the co-inventor of a refrigerator. He and his former student Leo Szilard received a patent for it in 1930. Coolants used at the time could be toxic, and Einstein got the idea for a simple, single-pressure absorption refrigerator when he read about a sleeping family killed by leaking refrigerator coolant.
  • A crisper is a refrigerator drawer or compartment used to keep vegetables and fruit fresh and “crisp” (thus the name). Crispers work by maintaining humidity levels suitable for fresh vegetables and fruit.
  • Louise J. Greenfarb of Henderson, Nevada, has over 32,000 different refrigerator magnets. She is appropriately known as “The Magnet Lady.”
  • In order to receive the ENERGY STAR rating, refrigerators must use at least 15% less energy than required by current federal standards (with freezers, it’s 10%). Compact ENERGY STAR refrigerators (those with volume of 7.75 cubic feet or less) must use 20% less energy than standard models.
  • Over 8 million refrigerators are sold each year in the U.S. About 70% of them are top mount, i.e. freezer on top and fridge on bottom. One-quarter are side-by-side refrigerators, which use more energy than top mount models. Less than 5% are bottom mount refrigerators in which the freezer is located below the fridge.
  • About 15% of American households contain two refrigerators.
  • In 2004, Olaf Diegel, a diabetic, invented a pocket-sized refrigerator for carrying insulin on trips.
  • In 2007, Duke University engineering graduate John Cornwell invented a mini fridge with a remote-controlled beer can extractor and catapult.
  • A Refrigerator is more efficient if it has more items in it.
  • Pennsylvania has a law that says that it is illegal to sleep outside on a refrigerator.
  • Egyptian Pharaohs made slaves fan their wine all night to cool it down
  • The first ice sold in the Caribbean came with instructions.   In 1806, New England ice merchant Frederic Tudor arrived at the Caribbean island of Martinique with 130 tons of ice, determined to create a bustling market for ice in a place where most people had never seen it. He ended up handing out instructions with each purchase that he sold dockside to advise people on keeping their ice from turning to water immediately.
  • GE got into the fridge business to sell electricity.
  • INITIALLY, INSTALLING A HOME FRIDGE MEANT CUTTING UP YOUR FLOOR.
    The first self-contained fridge, sold by Kelvinator, didn’t come about until 1925. The company’s first home refrigerator came in two parts—the machinery and motor went in the basement, and connected through the floor up to an ice box filled with refrigerant.

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