Since my hospital stay I have neglected posting much about history….to some it it is a wonderful break and to others they were wondering what the Hell happened to the old professors lessons in history….wait NO longer the history lessons are back (I can hear some heavy sighs out there….LOL)
WE are in the middle of the 100 celebration of World War One…..I am fascinated with this page of history because everything changed in the world with this war. I also just cannot fathom the deaths and carnage that was had during this conflict….and part of that carnage was thanx to the invention of the machine gun…..
HIRAM MAXIM WAS a prolific American inventor. During his lifetime, he devised mousetraps, curling irons, steam pumps, bronchitis inhalers, and even an amusement park ride. He also tinkered with powered flight, early radio technology and light bulbs.
It wasn’t until 1882 however that the 42-year-old inventor conceived his most famous creation.
“I was in Vienna, where I met an American whom I had known in the States,” Maxim told the Times of London. “He said: ‘Hang your chemistry and electricity! If you want to make a pile of money, invent something that will enable these Europeans to cut each other’s throats with greater facility.’ ”
Think about it…..that one invention changed everything.