I thought this was an interesting vending machine at the hotel we stayed at. I don’t travel much so this thing may be commonplace. A customer can buy a portable charging device, but I think what impressed me was that you could buy one fully charged and immediately use it. Though I have no memory of it, I bet there were similar machines back in the day which sold film for cameras. I only remember film being sold at the tourist shop inside a hotel or kiosks.
For some reason, I’m not a fan of the word “kiosk”. I don’t mind kiosks, I just wish they had a different name.
I was looking up Cal Ripken Jr. stats and landed on the Wikipedia page of Six Flags Over Texas’ Shock Wave rollercoaster. This year marks the ride’s 40th birthday, and that got me thinking about its safety and durability considering the age. I also had no idea that when it first opened, it was the tallest roller coaster in the world. It only held the title for a handful of weeks.
While looking up Billy Ripken stats, I learned the father of Marcus Samuel and his brother Samuel Samuel (His name immediately made me think of ‘Newhart’s’ Larry and brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl.) owned an antique store which imported and sold seashells. When the brothers they got into the oil business, they named the company “Shell”, which you now know as the oil giant. The Samuel brothers also commissioned first purpose-built oil tanker, the Murex (Latin for a type of snail shell). Also, the type of shell that’s used in Shell’s logo the Pectin, is from the Latin word for a comb or rake.
I forgot Larry, from ‘Newhart’, wore a quarter in his ear.
The Darryls never spoke until the finale when I think they claimed something ludicrous about Johnny Carson being their landlord or something like that. Also in that finale, Larry, Darryl, and Darryl get married to talkative women from Long Island, one of whom is played by Lisa Kudrow, a brunette at the time.
Whenever I’m flying into DFW I’m happy because it means I’m almost home. However, that enjoyment is short-lived because taxing to the terminal takes three-times longer than the actual flight. But this recent article states the airport is about to resolve that problem.