Hump Day’s Sexy Lady: November 30th, 2011

It’s Wednesday, November 30th, and it was back on this day in 1982 that the best-selling album of all time was released … Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Speaking of Thriller, today is HUMP DAY and that means I get to post my weekly hot sexy chick pics.

See what I just did there? Always thinking.

Today’s Factoids Take a Toll

The obligatory daily factoids, also known as a cover story you can tell the wife if she catches this page open. Honest, sweety! I’m learning things, like …

A simple device was patented this month in 1868 that helped change the course of history in the American West — barbed wire.

Michael Kelly of Dekalb, Illinois invented the first practical such wire. He threaded little blade-shaped metal thorns onto one of two wires, then twisted them together. He called it “thorny fence,” based on Osage Orange, a thorny plant from Texas. The double strand made the fence stand up to cattle, and livestock soon learned to steer clear of the barbs.

Historians say barbed wire influenced life in the region as dramatically as firearms, the telegraph and the steam locomotive. In the U.S. today, barbed wire is part of the nearly $6 billion a year fabricated wire products industry.

— Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011 and the U.S. Census Bureau

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