If it's Wednesday, it must be time for...Ask Mr. Knowitall.........
A Mr. Joe Schlitz of Milwaukee Wisconsin asks..Dear Mr. Knowitall,
Who invented the pull-top can anyway?..I loved using the old 'church-key'!!!
"Mr Schilitz...you sure are a 'Tall-Boy'..Hehehe..Anyway, In 1959, an engineer named Ermal Cleon Fraze, was at a picnic when he realized that he had forgotten his trusty can opener..
As luck would have it, no one else had one either, so he had to use the bumper guard off of his car to open a can of soda! It took him a 1/2 hr to get it open, and he vowed that it would NEVER happen again. He patented the first pull-top later that year, and 3 years later the Pittsburg Brewing Co. tried using it on it's Iron City Beer..The rest is history"!!
A Mr. Tommy Chong of San Quenton California asks...Hey Dude,
Whats the deal with pot?
"Tommy, you know what?..I got the bathball jones, but thats besides the point, for thousands of years, hemp(cannabis sativa) has been one of the most useful plants known to man. It's strong stringy fibers make very durable rope and can be woven into anything from sails to shirts. It's pithy centers called 'hurds' make excellent paper, and it's seeds are very high in protein.(high hehehe) The seeds can be also pressed into oil used for lighting and lubricating oils, and can also be added to animal feed....also
Washinton AND Jefferson grew it.
Our first flags were likely made from hemp cloth.
The first AND second drafts of the Declaration of Independance were written on hemp paper.
When the pioneers went West, their wagons were covered with hemp canvas( the word "canvas" comes from canabacius hemp cloth).
The first Levi's sold to prospectors were sturdy hemp coveralls.
Abe Lincoln's wife , Mary Todd, came from the richest Hemp growing family in Kentucky.
After the Civil War, hemp production in the States declined steeply. Without slave labor, hemp became too expensive to produce. Besides, cotton ginned from machines was cheaper. Still hemp fabric remained the second most common cloth in America.
In fact, during WW-II hemp saved the life of a young pilot named George Bush who was forced to bail out of his burning airplane over the Pacific...
Parts of his aircraft engine were lubed with hemp-seed oil.
His life saving parachute webbing was made entirely from U.S. grown hemp.
All of the rigging and rope from his rescue ship was made from cannabis hemp.
The firehoses on the ship were woven from hemp.
And if you ingest the buds of the female cannabis plant either by smoking it or baking it in some sort of brownies or cookies, it has been known to produce a euphoric effect on the brain!!!!"
Tommy ........." Far Out Man"!
A Mr. Hardon Johnson, of Dicksburg Tennessee asks...
Dear Mr. Knowitall, What were the real names of Doris Day, Lucille Ball, and Sophia Loren?
"Mr. Johnson...you seem like a real straight shooter"...
Mr. Knowitall grows weary talking about Alcohol, Dope, and Women... Peace!!