No good earthly reason for this post except to honor those people who have made modern living so much easier (and enjoyable), but whose names are not that well known (except on the Internet where everything is well known).
Kudos to Mary Phelps Jacobs, who ninety-six years ago this month, was granted the patent for the modern brassiere.
Next time you are at a baseball stadium and catch a foul ball, you can thank Reuben Berman for the fact that you are able to keep your spheroid souvenir.
Hats off to Walter Hunt who, courtesy of his invention of the safety pin, will allow you to pin that hat right back on (except with a safety pin that might hurt).
Finally, if you want to send a congratulatory letter to Robert Moon‘s family, such a correspondence will arrive there quicker thanks to his invention of the ZIP Code.
Side Note: If you ever want to win a bar bet, know that “ZIP” is an acronym for “Zone Improvement Plan“.