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The Creator Of The Modern Fridge Turns 165

Let's all give a celebratory happy birthday to Carl Paul Gottfried Linde! Although you may not know who this German engineer was, your daily life is indeed affected by him. Born in 1842, Linde developed a process to liquefy gases that lead to the creation of the modern refrigerator. After his research and proposal for the technology of refrigeration was published in a Bavarian Industry & Trade Journal, he was approached by Europe's top breweries that were investigating ways of maintaining beer's temperature for longer periods of time. In 1873, the first fridge was installed and declared a huge success. Linde continued his studies and variations on his ideas are still practiced today. So when you open your fridge today remember Linde, without him who knows how beer - or anything else - would have been kept cold!

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crispet1 crispet1 8 years
I dont even want to know what I would do without a fridge.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Now I know that I'm still in a sleepy state - I thought the post meant he was still alive!lol. Man, I hate those stupid moments; I think I would be afraid to see what a 165 yr old looks This was an interesting little article.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
yes! i love refrigerators. and freezers. and sticking my face in the freezer when my non-a/c apartment gets too warm.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 8 years
Wow, that is something.
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
yay for refrigerators!!
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