I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
April 10, 2011
April 10th: Invention of the Safety Pin
It was on this day in 1849 that Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Then he sold it for $400, so that he could repay a $15 loan. Read more.
Pictured: an Etruscan fibula, forerunner of the safety pin. Note the spring on the lower left side, and the clasp on the right. From Wikimedia Commons, by Katie Chao and Ben Muessig.