Manjur ahemad Bhatt
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Edison patentIn 1901, Thomas A. Edison was issued patents for a "Magnetic Separator" and an "Apparatus for Screening Pulverized Material" (U.S. Nos. 675,056 and -7), two of several patents for which he applied in mid-1897 concerned with "a Method of breaking rock", rolls, a conveyor, drying apparatus, mixer, and "Lubricating Journal-Bearings." The patent diagram (left) shows a magnet at the centre separating falling streams of magnetic and non-magnetic materials.
Death in the Family
A man in a bar sees a friend at a table, drinking by himself.
Approaching the friend he comments, "You look terrible.
What's the problem?"
"My mother died in June," he said, "and left me $10,000."
"Gee, that's tough," he replied.
"Then in July," the friend continued, "My father died, leaving me $50,000."
"Wow. Two parents gone in two months. No wonder you're depressed."
"And last month my aunt died, and left me $15,000."
"Three close family members lost in three months?
"Then this month," continued, the friend, "nothing!"