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June 26, 2012

Hot Summer Coming: Who Invented the First Car Air Conditioner?

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Life Coaching Air Conditioning JokeIN HOT SUMMER COMING YOU CAN BE THANKFUL FOR THESE BROTHERS?

Did you know that the Goldberg Brothers  were the  inventors of the automobile air conditioner?

Here’s a little factoid for automotive buffs or just to dazzle your friends.

The four Goldberg brothers: Lowell, Norman, Hiram and Max, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner in 1946.

July 17, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees when the four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.

Henry was curious and invited them into his office. They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car. They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off immediately.

The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent.

The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, ‘The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,’ on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.

Old man Ford was not willing to put the Goldberg’s name on two million Fords and so they haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million  — and that just their first names would be shown.

And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show — Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max — on the controls.

Hope you had a good laugh, and a good day.

Laughter keeps us in a good frame in our lives and day.  Enjoy your day and cause it to be the kind of day you can revel in!

Rhonda

 

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April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th and 13 Adult Truths

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High-Performance-Coaching-Success-Strategies-coachingI just got a Facebook post from a friend of mine who sent me these.  They are worth sharing.  I altered them slightly — enjoy!

13 Adult Truths:

1. The first testicular guards, the “Cup” was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. This means it only took 100 years for a man to realize that his brain is also important.

2. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

3. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument, when you realize you’re wrong.

4. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

5. Map quest needs to start their directions on #5. I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

6. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

7. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

8. Bad decisions make good stories.

9. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection.

10. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not answer when they call.

11. Kay Jewelers is wrong. I would bet on any given weekend, more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

12. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

13. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

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