Verse Of the Day

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ceiling Fans

Ciao everyone!

You're trying to fall asleep, but you can't.

Left side. Right side, stomach, in some sort of balled-up like shape with a pillow...

And now you're on your back, staring up at the ceiling, watching the blades of the fan turn and turn and turn and turn and turnnnnnn......

But how did ceiling fans come about?

There are actually a few different answers, depending on where you look.

Some start the story way back in Ancient Rome and Greece.

Some say a Dutchess, named Melissa Rinaldi, was traveling through the rocky mountains and created a device that had two blades and turned on its own, through mechanisms powered by a small stream of water working with turbines and such.

Almost all of the stories begin to align when they reach the electric fan, though.

Apparently, Philip Dehil, the maker of the electric motor for the first electric powered Singer sewing machines, re-crafted his device and stuck it into his ceiling fan.

And thusly, the more modern fan was born.

Although, it almost went into non existence during the Great Depression... but someone found one collecting dust in an antiques shop after the GD, and decided that this was a brilliant invention that needed to be re-introduced to the world. :)

-Writing prompt for the day-
You have just met the inventor of a most brilliant device... but it, too, was forgotten during the Great Depression. (The person is somehow still alive...does it have to do with the device?) What is the device, and can you bring it back?

Ciao for now!

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