Wednesday, January 18, 2017
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH., 2017
Today we note "National Tin Can Day."
The tin can is one of the greatest inventions
in history. It revolutionized the storage of
But for those of us who grew up in the
1950's it was much more than a container
for beans and Chicken Noodle Soup.
Long before kids ever heard of games
like soccer we were out in the streets and
neighborhoods playing Kick The Can! Had
we continued it might well have become an
And way before Smartphones showed
up we could communicate with friends using
two tin cans and one string pulled tight
between two places.
When I researched the history of tin
cans I was a bit surprised to discover they
were early 1800's. What's more surprising,
at least to me, is the fact that the Can
Opener wasn't invented until 1858!
Kind of reminds me of the time a
couple of my friends and I took a hike
and brought a can of soup, but no can
opener, along for lunch! As I recall we
used a knife to punch open the top so we
wouldn't starve on the trail.
So celebrate as you will, perhaps with
a can of your favorite fruit. Hope you have
an opener and that all your NEWS is good!