Thursday, August 10, 2006

Boom!, Follow Me!, -and- Legs!

Boom! - speeding motorist tries to blow up camera
Follow Me! - robotic shopping carts
Legs! - octopus pulled from Ohio River

On this day in history: August 10, 1996 - Heated by the sun, power lines begin to sag in Oregon. Somehow, this triggers a series of failures which cascades throughout the Western states. Four million people lose electrical service in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana, and Texas.

Born on this day in history: August 10, 1874 - Herbert Hoover (1874 - 1964) president (31st), engineer. He was chief Allied relief administrator during WW I; led the U.S. as president during the early years of the Depression.

While shopping at the Chico Mall this morning, I spotted this innovative automobile air conditioner installation. Click to enlarge.