# 597: In which Jell-O, Jim Thorpe, and the space monkeys glow, and we grill holiday burgers
Long story: Welcome Friday, dear readers, and not just any Friday, but the last Friday in May, which of course means a glorious three-day weekend is in store.
On that note, Innovate LI will be opening our pool and cleaning our grill this weekend, so no calendar newsletter on Memorial Day. We’ll be back on track Tuesday, with a regularly scheduled newsletter waiting in your inbox early Wednesday – enjoy the long weekend, please celebrate responsibly.
Ace of clubs: Carnivores, herbivores, and s’more enthusiasts are all welcome to the Sierra Club, now the world’s largest grassroots environmental organization, but somewhat smaller – only 182 founding members – when it was founded on this date in 1892.
There is always room for Jell-O: New York cough medicine maker Pearl Wait registered trademark Jell-O (collagen extracted from boiled bones, mixed with flavors of sugar and fruit) on May 28, 1897.
Golden anniversary: Yet another breathtaking combination of art and engineering, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge open to vehicular traffic 84 years ago today.
Monkey affairs: The first animals to fly into space and come back alive – the Miss Baker squirrel monkey and the Able rhesus monkey – taken off aboard a Jupiter ballistic missile on May 28, 1959 and splashed in the South Atlantic 15 minutes later.
In other space news, the USSR March 3 probe – consisting of an orbiter and a 4.5 kilogram rover – launched on that date in 1971, on its way to become the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars.
Send the clones: And it was May 28, 2003, when the first cloned horse – also the first cloned mammal born by its genetic mother – was born at the Italian Reproductive Technology Laboratory.
Wa-Tho-Huk: Native American athlete Jim Thorpe (1887-1953) – a child of the Potawatomi and Sac and Fox nations (of French and Irish descent), American high school footballer, baseball and professional football star and two-time gold medalist at the 1912 Games Olympics (both were revoked for technical reasons) – would be 134 years old today.
On May 28, the French doctor Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738-1814) was also born, a fervent opponent of the death penalty who lobbied for a more humane â.machine that decapitates painlessly“; British geographer / meteorologist Hugh Robert Mill (1861-1950), who changed how we teach geography; German-American astronomer Rudolph Minkowski (1895-1976), who climbed into nebulae and supernovae; American educator and civil rights activist Betty Shabazz (1934-1997), widow of Malcom X; and Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston (b.1947), best known for the popular newspaper strip.For the best or for the worst. “
Drake Cake: And bow down, Frank Drake! American astronomer and astrophysicist – hailed as the father of alien intelligence research and creator of the famous Drake’s equation, which originally calculated between 1,000 and 100,000 intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy, turns 91 today.
I wish all the innovators on May 28 good luck at [email protected], where our search for Earth intelligence begins and ends with your story tips and calendar events.
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You must have art: A $ 2 million cultural arts center – a “key component” of local economic development efforts, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office – has sprung up in the village of Westbury.
Funded by a $ 10 million prize that the village won in 2016 thanks to Albany’s $ 100 million Downtown revitalization initiative, the 2,500 square foot center will be the new home of the 501 (c) 3 company Westbury Arts, offering an art gallery, arts education classrooms, meeting rooms and public performance spaces in the heart of downtown. The state-of-the-art facility is the result of a renovation effort that overhauled the existing building’s interior, installed an elevator that complied with the U.S. Disability Act, and improved plumbing, electrical and fire extinguisher systems. ‘fire.
With other projects funded by the $ 10 million prize on hold or already completed, the completion of the cultural arts center marks “another milestone” for the revitalization of Westbury town center, according to Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas. to community renewal in New York State. âThe facility is a vivid example of what can be achieved when a proud community works together and devotes their energy, imagination and dedication to making their village a better place,â added Visnauskas. âProjects like these will draw residents and visitors to the city center to support businesses, creating a vibrant and thriving community with a strong local economy.
Beer here: Hundreds of international judges have spoken and the winners of the 2021 Craft Beer Marketing Awards – known affectionately as the âCrushiesâ – have been announced, including a big win for the Blue Point Brewing Co.
Patchogue’s pintmasters won the gold medal in the prestigious Best Can Design / Americas competition – one of 10 platinum and / or gold awards won by New York microbreweries in the second annual competition, which was judged by a panel of more than 300 experts. representing the fields of brewing, marketing and graphic design. A production of Melville EGC Group and presenting sponsor Hillebrand, the competition expanded to 33 categories for the second year, with contests focusing on pandemic marketing and human rights, joining categories such as best bottle design, best logo, best bottle design, beer tap and the best use of social media, among others.
The innovative competition, which this year accepted entries from five regions of the world, awarded a total of 196 coveted awards during a May 18 Facebook Live Ceremony. âOur panelâ¦ had their work cut out for them this year,â said Jackie DiBella, Account Director EGC Group, who co-founded the Crushies with Jim McCune, Managing Director of EGC Craft Beverage. “The difference between the winners fell to a quarter point in some cases – it was a tough competition!”
TOP OF THE SITE
To e-rescue: A detailed report from the Long Island Business Council explores the post-pandemic regional retail struggle and details a comprehensive bailout.
It’s worth it: Albany is improving his game as vaccination incentives proliferate across the country.
Master builder: Long-time Long Island Builders Institute CEO Mitch Pally joins âSpark: The Innovate Long Island Podcastâ to discuss overarching socio-economic issues (and his insatiable bagel habit).
International exhibition for unique battery storage devices; smoother navigation for Long Island motorists.
BEST OF THE WEST (AND SOMETIMES NORTH / SOUTH)
Innovate LI’s inbox is bursting with inspiring innovations from all corners of North America. The brightest out of this week’s rounds:
From Pennsylvania: Dino Don media-based robotic dinosaur maker scores a lot on “Shark Tank”.
From Wisconsin: The additive design ace Infinite Material Solutions, based on Prescott, launches “microporous 3D printing materialÂ»For greater freedom of design.
From Washington: District of Columbia-based augmented reality app maker Museum Edutainment improves tours of national landmarks with short audiovisual stories.
+ Patrick mccormick was elected second vice-president of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He is a Senior Partner and Chair of the Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Appeal Practice Group, based in Ronkonkoma.
+ Ismini Scouras was hired as executive director of the Uniondale-based Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation. Previously, she was Vice President of Institutional Advancement at La Salle Academy in Manhattan.
+ Jennifer gonzalez joined New York Health, based in New York. A primary care physician and board certified geriatrician, she will practice in East Setauket.
+ Paul Vertullo was appointed to the board of directors of the JTM Foundation, based in Port Jefferson. He is the Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer of Seviroli Foods Inc./Vertullo Imports LLC, based in Garden City.
UNDER THE FOLD
Being crowded here: Uh, oh … is humanity running out of digital storage space?
Caching is the best medicine: Weird and wonderful words that you should start using today.
A pot in each brownie: Cooking with Alice B. Toklas, the famous “mother of edibles. “
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