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The History of Fig Newtons and How They Grew to Be a Beloved Snack

"Healthful" and "snack cookie" don't usually go together, yet the Fig Newton manages to be both. These cookies have many similar products in terms of competition on the market today, but these are the ones that started it all. If you've ever wanted to know the history of this inventive and delicious food, then read on. This article will explain where the Fig Newton came from, how it got its name, and more....(more)

Steps to Sugar Processing

According to Forbes Woman, Americans consume around 130 pounds of sugar every year and around 3,550 pounds within a lifetime. Despite the fact that sugar is such a huge part of the American diet, many people do not know how it comes to be in their food products. In fact, a lot of Americans have likely never seen a sugarcane growing in a field. Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of sugar production....(more)

The History of Dr Pepper

Long before soda was a staple item at every backyard barbecue and baseball game, it was merely considered tonic water. Dr Pepper has its place at the start of the soda revolution. Dec. 1, 1885 marks the day that the soda company officially manufactured and served its flavorful, refreshing product. This unique soft drink quickly gained popularity with its mysterious 23 flavors....(more)

The Unique and Delicious History of the Marshmallow Plant

Marshmallows are those delectable little fluffy treats that you enjoy perhaps any time of the year. They are very popular around the holidays, especially Easter, when the brand Peeps sells its colorfully sugar-covered, animal-shaped confections. However, these tasty treats are actually named after a type of plant has been used for both food and as a type of medicine. If you're wondering what this plant is, where it got its name from, and what its history is, then read on, as this article will answer all of those questions and more....(more)

How To

A Quick Lesson in Developing a Marketing Plan

Marketing can be a tricky process, and it's not as simple as having a product and selling it to everyone. You need to have a strategy in place to ensure the right people know about your invention. Luckily, this task is not as difficult as it sounds. Here are some tips to help you develop a strategic marketing plan....(more)

The Incredible Steam Engine

First invented in 1705, the steam engine was the first engine to gain widespread use. Everything from locomotives to steam boat ferries are operated by this kind of engine. Engines could be found in factories, as well, coming to prominence during the Industrial Revolution. In fact, without the steam engine, the Industrial Revolution would have lost one of its cornerstones. In this article, we'll explore how a steam engine works by examining its parts....(more)

Inventor Tools You Should Use

Your invention is the direct result of your creativity. As a result, you should utilize the tools that are at your disposal to optimize the invention you create. There are many free tools that will help you in the development and execution of your idea. The following list provides some of the most helpful inventor tools that you can access at any time to aid your invention process....(more)

Military

Why the Military Decided to Build a Submarine

The use of submarines in the military is so common that it is often taken for granted. Men did not always operate submersible war ships, however. They are a relatively new development in human history. This article will provide you a brief overview of their history and importance to the US Navy....(more)

What is a Military Caisson Used For?

A caisson is a unique invention that helps military personnel carry heavy artillery. It is basically a two-wheeled cart. The caisson is used to move, carry, and transport artillery ammunition by armed forces personnel. See below for more information on the different types and uses and everything you wanted to know about what a caisson is....(more)

The Thirty-Year Service of the Tomahawk Cruise Missile

Ominously featureless, like the stylized sculpture of a shark or barracuda raised in the sky on stubby wings, the Tomahawk cruise missile has been produced in many configurations over its thirty year lifespan. Lethally long range and accurate, the missile has been upgraded many times to keep abreast of military developments. It may soon be retired from American service due to the need for a cruise missile that cannot be as easily shot down by modern anti-aircraft measures. However, it will likely continue in service with other militaries for years to come....(more)

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Brian Fried

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Brian Fried has always had a passion for coming up with new ideas and turned his hobby of inventing into an active business. He has patented inventions that have made it in or on their way into mass retailers, catalogs, online retailers, As Seen on TV, home shopping and other... Read More

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