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• During the 17th century, the first “fire engines” came on the scene, which were merely tubs carried on runners or wheels, which served as Answer: Dell. a reservoir for water. The tub also contained a A VERY LARGE NUMBER hand-operated pump that pushed water through •a Edward Kasner was aUnfortunately, mathematician. 1938 pipe to fill buckets. theInbuckhe was asked to come up with a name for a et brigade was still the only way to fight the very large number: the numeral one, followed fire. 1672, azeros. flexible firetwo hoseyoung was by aInhundred Heleather asked his invented, everysuggest. 50 feet, ennephewswith whatbrass namefittings they would abling firefighters to bring water through nar• Nine-year-old Milton suggested a name row and up A stairways outopenings of the funnies. cartoon into stripbuildings, character with the hose connected to a pump out in the named Barney was very popular. Milton chose street. Barney’s last name for the number. • The 1800s brought more newname innovations to • Kasner announced the new for the big number in his next book, altering the spelling. the industry, including cotton-covered rubber and a steam-pump engine. Fire trucks •hose Sixty years later, Larryfire Page and Sergey Brin developed a new internet search engine. Other became motorized in the 20th century with the search engines searched each webpage and invention of the internal-combustion engine. ranked them according to how many times a • Benjamin Franklin is usually credited as and the specific term appeared on them, but Page originator of America’s first volunteer fire deBrin designed their search engine to search for partment, launched in Philadelphia 1736. At the specific term and then find outinhow many first it was a “co-op,” meaning that members’ links there were that led back to that page, whichwere resulted in a better search homes protected from fire. engine. But Franklin expanded his brigade to include the prop• They decided they needed aallname that erty of the community, it became reflected how many and websites the knowns search was searching. They took the name asengine The Union Fire Company, a group that of Edward Kasner’s very large number, only gathered together every month to develop imthey misspelled it slightly, proved firefighting methods.so it ended up being spelled exactly the same way the cartoon • There wereBarney no government-run fire departcharacter spelled his last name. What’s ments in America until the Civil War it called? (Answer at bottom of page)era. COMPUTER • There are close to 30,000FACTS fire departments in firefighters •the In U.S. 1981Approximately Bill Gates said,1,160,000 “640 kb of memory serve departments, with an estimated oughtintothese be enough for anybody.” of those volunteers. About half of •70% Moore’s Lawbeing states that computer performance the total number of firefighters are between 30 doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since and 49 years old. About 1971, this has been true.8% are over the age of 60. • HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were all started in garages. THANKS FOR READING TIDBITS! Answer: Google, from googol.
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