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  • Franz - **READ THIS**- I invented the Banana SlicerMy name is Franz Van Boehmer, inventor of the Banana slicer. The story of how this great product for humanity has not been told-until now. The year was 1964, a notice had been sent out to the worlds greatest scientific minds to invent products to slice fruits and other foods into perfect equally sized pieces. I was given a team of 14 men and women whose lives were about to change forever. Our first prototype was an apple slicer- since an apple is very firm and has a tough skin, we had developed a device that was powered by rocket fuel. On May 19th, 1965, we lost 5 great scientists when someone was smoking (smoking was allowed everywhere in 1965) too close to the device. Anytime I see an apple, I am reminded of that horrific day and all of the apple bits, apple bits everywhere, just a terrible thing to witness. That was the worst accident in modern fruit slicing times. We decided to move away from slicing apples (it is obviously impossible) and started to try softer fruits such as the banana. Figuring out how to get the banana peeled was one of the most difficult problems we had in front of us. 15 chimpanzees were brought in just for this process. Finally after 894 prototype attempts, 36 lost fingers, 5 lost hands and thousands of cuts later the product you are purchasing had came about. We had done it, sliced a banana in a safe manner and a low cost. I am typing this today with the one finger I have left, I have had 987 stitches and lost my left eye. Was it worth it? Every time I slice a banana into equally sized pieces I think to myself "you are damn right it was worth it!" This is what I have done in my lifetime, what have you done with yours?
  • GamerGrl1974 "Missy" - a tomboy's dream come trueI was one of those girls you didn't give Barbie dolls to I blame pcos(polycystic ovarian syndrome for some of my tomboy like behaviors) and just part of my over all charm and personality. I will say I spend a good portion of my youth loving things like all sorts of trucks. construction vehicles, heman figurines, star warz , going outside collecting frogs toads, having bizarre pets my love of horror/metal/gaming with loving to cook kitchen gadget collecting being one of my few girly hobbies. I have most of my life always wanted a trainset I admired one at my eye doctors when I was a kid always wanted one. Love watching train videos from railfans on youtube. I will say though you do need a pretty big ample space for one or join a railroad model club which be mostly guys they'd wonder bout a lady being there lol either way if you love those that stuff and have a "Cat" who likes to cause mischief not only can you not have the space for a model trian set but also a cat that would derail one every chance he got then this is a good game to pick up. I like going online dlling third party content(DLC) railworks america , torrent sites, or payware addons get so many engines and different rolling stock that way. your only limited to your hard drive yes i self build computer gaming rigs as a hobby like i said i am not into girly things . I absolutely love Railworks I found it at walmart and also ordered trainz 12 recently to try that as well so look for my thoughts on that later and have a few older simulators this one with my graphics card HIS 6700 works well very realistic . Love being able to build your own route aka a lot easier to do if you live in an studio apt/efficency apt like me and don't have the space I probably will someday get a tiny one for my xmas tree to go around but that's it. I really couldn't fit a huge set in my home if i tried to or limit transporation to taxi . public transit as i don't drive be expensive to join a club plus that's mostly a guy thing etc. having these digital type trains simulators suits me and appeases my love for the railroad had uncle and a cousin who worked for csx railroad co over the years I always been into trucks and trains etc. watch specials on tv bout them etc. like i say i got some non girly hobbies. except for love of cooking etc. I recommend this for train enusiasts and tomboys like myself this is pretty cool you'll like it.