The first lighthouses could be said to be those of ancient times when fires were set along waters' edges to warn boats about rocky and dangerous reefs and shorelines. The Egyptians were actually the first group of people to build a lighthouse, complete with wick lamps for light. Between 285 and 247 BC, the Egyptians completed the tallest lighthouse ever built. It was believed to be up to 660 feet tall and lasted for over 1,500 years. This was the famous "Pharos", or Lighthouse of Alexandria, and one of the wonders of the ancient world. Other early builders of lighthouses were the Phoenicians, Greeks, and the Romans.
Inventor of the Drive-ThruRay Croc the founder of McDonalds.
While Ray Croc implemented and authorize the installation, it was one of his employees who had the idea and was persistent enough to push the issue up the chain of command. (according to Paul Harvey's "the rest of the story"
Respecfully, the above info is not correct. The first drive-thru windows were in existence a few years before Ray opened his first McDonald's.
It was Harry and Esther Snyder, of the In-N-Out Burger chain that built the first drive-through restaurant in 1948. Harry and Esther, the chain's founders, built their first restaurant in Baldwin Park, California, with a two-way speaker to enable patrons to order directly from their cars without the intermediation of a carhop. Within 5 years, they had added a drive-up window to one of their locations, though not all locations would receive a window.
Again, the above information is incorrect.
The first drive-thru restaurant was created in 1947 by Sheldon "Red" Chaney, operator of Red's Giant Hamburg in Springfield, Missouri. Located on the famous Route 66, the restaurant served customers until its closure in 1984. Several other companies lay claim to having invented the first drive-thru restaurant, including the In 'N Out burger chain, which didn't open a drive-thru until 1948, and Jack in the Box, founded in 1951. Fans of trivia may be interested to know that the first drive-thru business establishment was not a restaurant, but a bank, the City Center Bank in Syracuse, New York, which opened a drive-thru in 1928 for the convenience of busy bank customers.
Frederick William lanchester invented the earliest MPFI engine
The first space shuttle, Columbia, was the first shuttle launched into space on April 12, 1981. Prior to this, the shuttle Enterprise had performed flights to test various capabilities of the shuttle within earth's atmosphere. Enterprise was not designed for space flight.
The Chinese first used paper as a toilet item around the 6th century AD.
The first recorded mention of toilet paper dates back to the year 589 AD in Korea. During the later Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), a Muslim Arab traveler to China in the year 851 AD remarked: "They (the Chinese) are not careful about cleanliness, and they do not wash themselves with water when they have done their necessities; but they only wipe themselves with paper." Between 875 and 1317 AD, paper was produced in large sheets for the Emperor's hygiene.
The introduction of modern toilet paper in the US is traced to Joseph Gayetty, who unsuccessfully marketed single flat sheets in 1857. By 1867, the Scott brothers (Thomas, Edward and Clarence) began producing perforated paper rolls, as did Seth Wheeler (the patent holder) in 1871.
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