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May 30, 2014

Do you have a flower garden to take care of? Or even just a flower in a pot? Maybe you could invent a new way to get water to the garden that doesn't require that I hold a hose and stand there in boredom. And don't suggest a sprinkler. We have a sprinkler but it wastes water on things that don't need to be watered like the sidewalk and driveway so my husband doesn't like me to use it.

Water A Flower Day – Wow, I'm getting it from all sides today. My husband is always on my case because I remember to water my vegetable garden but I never think about the poor flowers. Usually because I'm in a hurry to get to work or get away from the mosquitos so I only water the “important” things. I know, I know, flowers are important too. Sheesh, I'll water them already.

Loomis Day – This is a day dedicated to people who think outside the box like Mahlon Loomis, a dentist and the inventor of artificial teeth in 1854, was also the earliest inventor of a wireless telegraph, which he patented on this day in 1872. His idea worked, but not for the reasons he thought. He was using kites with metal wires, instead of string, as antennas and thought that if the kites were flown at the same level in the atmosphere, the messages could be transmitted between them. It worked, but it worked because of the length of the wire, not the height of the kite. I don't understand it all, but I do know that Congress wasn't buying the whole concept so even though he got a patent for his idea, it didn't end up going anywhere. He may not have been totally successful, but his ideas sparked a trend that led to the technology we have today.

To celebrate today, invent a new kind of flower and water it today or better yet, invent a new kind of watering system.

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