Thursday, March 27, 2008

On this day

in 1860, the corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn.

The English were the first to seal wine bottles, using cork imported from
Spain or Portugal. Cork comes from the wood of the Quercus Suber or cork tree, a
species of Oak native to Spain. Obviously, corkscrews were invented as an easy
way of removing the cork from a bottle.
Also on this day in 1987 U2 filmed their video "Where the Streets Have No Name" on a rooftop in L.A, a brilliant video. Unfortunately I can't find a source so I can embed the video so you'll have to go at watch it here:

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