Thursday, June 24, 2004

i think the pain in my feet has gone to my head, making me unable to come up with much interesting content for you today. instead, i bring you the (very) short history of styrofoam. it turns out that styrofoam is actually a kind of plastic. i commend anyone who actually knew that. i did not and pondered what this easily chewable substance, sitting on my desk, containing my water, actually consisted of, leading me to about.com's handy website entitled, "the invention of polystyrene and styrofoam". there i discovered the following tidbit, "Introduced in the U.S. in 1954, Styrofoam® is a trademarked name, the real name of the product is foamed polystyrene." imagine, that tearable, chewable substance was plastic all along.