It’s Wednesday, January 18th, and it was on this day in 1903 that President Roosevelt sent the first transatlantic radio message from the United States. If that happened today, on HUMP DAY, I know what he would say … GREAT ASS!
Happy Hump Day.
Today’s Hot and Cold Factoids
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 …
There’s been a lot of emphasis lately on making houses that are more energy efficient — with better insulation, windows that seal out heat and cold and better weather stripping. Many feature the use of solar panels to capture the natural heat of the sun.
The first house in America with solar heating and radiation cooling was built by Raymond Bliss and opened this week in 1955 in Tucson, Arizona. A large, slanting slab of steel and glass converted sunlight into heat, which was brought into the house by ducts.
Across the U.S., the average household spends $3,645 annually for utilities, fuels, and public services.
– Source: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012 and the U.S. Census Bureau
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