The Crackpot Inventor, Bryan Mumford

The inventor, Bryan Mumford is known for some crazy inventions. That’s not how he started out though.  Originally, in the 1970’s Mumford made instruments, string instruments that is.  He made  Mountain Dulcimers, hammered Dulcimers, Hummels, Guitars, Salterios, Psalteries, Santirs, and and the non-string instruement.  The Amazing Puny Tune Miniature Flute.  The instruments were very popular with musicans such as Donovan, Joni…

News You May Have Missed 6/19 – 6/26

40 YEAR OLD MEAT CONFISCATED IN CHINA There were some Chinese bad guys who found some frozen meat from the 1970’s. Amazed at their good fortune they were on their way to the market in order to sell it. The meat was bound to be sold in  restaurants, supermarkets and retailers.   Customs officer told Xinhua, a state-run Chinese newspaper, that they found…

Baseball’s Rice~Did He Or Didn’t He?

Sam Rice (born Edgar Charles Rice) was born on February 20, 1890  in Morocco Indiana.  The oldest of 6 children, Rice was known as Eddie during high school. In 1908 he married, worked at several odd jobs, ran the family farm and tried out for various  baseball teams.  It wasn’t until 1912 that he got a spot on a minor league team….

Las Vegas: The Advantage Player

“‘Cause yesterday I walked out of the joint after losing four years of my life and you’re cold-decking “Teen Beat” cover boys. [pause] ‘Cause the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes. The house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, then you take the house.”  Danny Ocean  (George Clooney) in…