20th Century Air Conditioning

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When Willis Carrier invented the modern marvel known as “manufactured air” to the world, it revolutionized how people live. Not only did the refrigeration technology change the way people live in their homes, but it also changed how businesses operate, and eventually helped facilitate a trip to the moon! Public air conditioners were being installed in industrial buildings like printing plants, pharmaceutical plants, textile mills, and even hospitals after it was first introduced publicly in 1904. By 1914, the first …

What Is The Most Expensive Toilet In The World?

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The world is full of expensive and lavish things. Most people would consider fast cars and jet planes would land at the top of the luxurious lifestyle category. However, one thing to consider when looking into lavish items, is the toilet that’s in your house! Here are the 5 most expensive toilets in the world to consider saving up for:

Poor Hygiene During The Black Plague?

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Today in history, we have the benefits of modern day hygiene. With different soap brands, shampoos, and modern day sanitation, there shouldn’t be any reason for people not to live in a sanitary environment. Imagine if you lived in the Middle Ages (400-1400 AD), when sanitation was scarce, and you had to be lucky enough to be born in a Royal family to have access to hot water. It almost seems alien-like to fathom a time period when there were …

Who Created Modern Day Air Conditioning?

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  On July 17, 1902, Willis Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system, launching an industry that would dramatically improve the way we live, work and play. Willis Carrier was on a Pittsburgh train platform, staring into the foggy climate that surrounded him. Genius struck him, when he thought of an idea that could dry air by passing it through water to create fog. By doing so it would make it possible to manufacture air with specific amounts of moisture …

The World Before Air Conditioning

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In the year 2017, we have the luxury of when it gets too hot outside, all we have to do is step back in the house, and crank up the AC. Sometimes we can take our air conditioning for granted, and forget that modern air conditioning wasn’t even built until 1902. So what did the world do before the modern air conditioning unit was available?