Grandfather clock, also called longcase clock, tall pendulum clock enclosed in a wooden case that stands upon the floor and is typically 1.8 to 2.3 metres (6 to 7.5 feet) in height. The name grandfather clock was adopted after the song “ Grandfather’s Clock, ” written in 1876 by Henry Clay Work, became popular.
On October 1, 1908, the first production Model T Ford is completed at the company’s Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars. It was the longest production run of any automobile model in history until the Volkswagen Beetle surpassed it in 1972.
Oddly enough, Coca-Cola, the world’s most recognized soft drink, was introduced in 1886 – one year later than a multi-flavored carbonated concoction called Dr Pepper. In 1885, a pharmacist named Charles Alderton was experimenting with several fruit-based flavors at the soda fountain and came up with a new drink.
The Mercator projection portrays Greenland as larger than Australia; in actuality, Australia is more than three and a half times larger than Greenland. As on all map projections, shapes or sizes are distortions of the true layout of the Earth’s surface. The Mercator projection exaggerates areas far from the equator.