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    The 3 Goldberg brothers, Norman, Hyman, and Maxwell invented and developed
    > the first automobile air-conditioner.
    > On July 17th, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97؛.
    > The 3 brothers walked into old man Henry Ford's office and
    > sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that 3 gentlemen were
    > there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since
    > the electric starter.
    > Henry was curious and invited them into his office. They refused and
    > instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car.
    > They persuaded him to get into the car which was about 130؛ - turned
    > on the air-conditioner and cooled the car off immediately.
    > The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office,
    > where he offered them 3 million dollars for the patent.
    > The brothers refused saying they would settle for 2 million but they
    > wanted the recognition by having a label "The Goldberg
    > Air-Conditioner" on the dashboard of each car that it was installed
    > in.
    > Now old man Ford was more than just a little bit Anti-Semitic, and
    > there was no way he was going to put the Goldbergs name on 2 million
    > Ford cars.
    > They haggled back and forth for about 2 hours and finally agreed on 4
    > million dollars and that just their first names would be shown.
    > And so, even today, all Ford air-conditioners show on the controls,
    > the names "Norm, Hi, & Max

  • #2
    Funny, but Snopes already covered it.

    Doc.
    Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

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    • #3
      I like it
      Ross
      GUNS Don't kill people
      Drivers using cell phones do.

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