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First U.S. commercial gasoline engine

In 1872, George B. Brayton of Boston, Mass. (3 Oct 1830 - 17 Dec 1892) received a U.S. patent for a gas-powered engine (No. 125,166). He did pioneering work inventing this first American commercial internal combustion engine, which he manufactured and sold. Its principle of continuous ignition later became the basis for the turbine engine. A pressurized air-fuel mixture from a reservoir was ignited upon entering a water-cooled cylinder. The Brayton engine was tried in watercraft, one of John Holland's submarines and one for a few months installed in a carriage (1872-3). He held British patent Jul 1890, No. 11,062.«

Operating Room

Two little kids are in a hospital, lying on stretchers next to each other outside the operating room.
The first kid leans over and asks, "What are you in here for?"
The second kid says, "I'm in here to get my tonsils out and I'm a little nervous."
The first kid says, "You've got nothing to worry about. I had that done when I was four. They put you to sleep, and when you wake up they give you lots of Jell-O and ice cream. It's a breeze."
The second kid then asks, "What are you here for?"
The first kid says, "A circumcision."
"Whoa!" the second kid replies. "Good luck, buddy. I had that done when I was born. Couldn't walk for a year."  

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