Clarence Birdseye worked as a fur trader in Canada. He saw that fish caught during the winter froze almost immediately after being pulled from the water. Birdseye soon realized that he could leave the fish frozen for up to a month while retaining the flavor. Read more
The television was invented in 1925 by John Logie Baird. The first experimental Television broadcast in the US. was in 1928. Read more
The traffic light was invented by William Potts in 1920 as a way to direct traffic at 4 way stops. Read more
The Pop-up Toaster
Charles Perkins Strite invented the pop-up bread toaster in 1919, and received a patent for it on October 18, 1920. Read more
Edwin Perkins in Nebraska invented Kool Aid in 1927. Read more
The cotton swab was invented by Leo Gerstenzang in 1923. He sold
his invention under the name of “Baby Gays.” Read more
Walter E. Dieme invented bubble gum in 1928. Read more
Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered penicillin in 1928. Read more
Herbert McLean Evans and Katherine Scott Bishop discovered Vitamin E
in 1922. Read more
Dissociative Identity Disorder looks like a psychosis to people who don’t understand it or who think that all people with DID act like Sybilor Norman Bates.
Yes, I hear the voices of my alternates, but those voices are not hallucinations; they are more like thoughts in another person’s voice.
Each alternate has its own memories and skills.
Some alternates communicate autonomously with each other while
others remain in hiding.
There are memory boundaries between alternates but over time
these boundaries became more permeable.
“Dissociative identities exist in a third reality, an inner world that is visualized, heard, felt and experienced as real. This third reality is often characterized by trance logic. In trance logic, ideas and relationships of ideas about things are not subject to the rules of normal logic. Because (the alternates) are kept in separate compartments (of the brain), contradictory beliefs and ideas can exist together; they do not have to make sense. In the way, the internal world has many alternate selves that experience themselves as separate people. There is a pseudo delusional sense of separateness and independence.”