Friday, March 6, 2009

C2C Today in Strangeness - 3/06

Today in Strangeness:

On this date in 1899, Bayer received a patent for their new pain reliever-- aspirin. Pharmacist Felix Hoffman was said to synthesize heroin and aspirin in the same month. In 1950, Silly Putty was introduced as a toy by Peter Hodgson. Packaged in plastic eggs, the one-ounce pieces of rubber-like material could be used to transfer colored ink from newsprint.

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