Famous Everyday Inventions From Minnesotans

You might be surprised at how many everyday things were invented by Minnesotans.

Pop up toaster

The Pop-up Toaster

In the early 1900s, the electric toaster was not much more than a wire cage next to a heating filament. The user had to flip the bread and remove it when it was done, which led to a lot of burned toast. In 1919, a stillwater, Minnesota, factory worker named Charles Strite figured out how to have the toast pop up automatically. The Toastmaster, which incorporated his designs, was first sold to the public in 1926. Continue reading Famous Everyday Inventions From Minnesotans

Minnesota In Famous Television Shows That We Love

Minnesotans have lent their state and cultural personality to a number of popular television shows. Here are some of our favorites.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1970-1977, CBS

For many Americans, Mary Tyler Moore put Minneapolis on the map. the show’s premise was that after a failed engagement, perky Mary Richards moved to the “big city” to make a life for herself on her own, a shocking concept in the 1970s. Continue reading Minnesota In Famous Television Shows That We Love