The true history of Mothers Day

The current holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908 as a day to honor one’s mother.[11] Jarvis wanted to accomplish her mother’s dream of making a celebration for all mothers, although the idea did not take off until she enlisted the services of wealthy Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker, who celebrated it on 8 May 1910 in Bethany…

Most Ridiculous Patents

From BusinessWeek [6]: The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is drowning in a deluge of applications. On Mar. 16, Acting Director John Doll said that even if the office closed its doors, it would take almost two years to clear the backlog. With the agency understaffed and underfunded, it’s no wonder some silly applications have slipped through…