You can thank a brutal natural disaster for the invention of no-melt ice cream.
According to National Geographic, no-melt ice cream was accidentally created after a 2011 tsunami in Japan damaged the country’s strawberry fields.
Due to the widespread damage of the fruit, they could not be sold as whole pieces. Therefore, a pharmacy professor and his team decided to make an extract from the strawberries, and use it as an ice-cream topping. However, instead of being a delicious topping, the extracted strawberries, also known as liquid polyphenol, acted as a binding agent creating a frozen dessert that can stay at room temperature for an hour without melting.
Kenneth J. Dunkley invented 3-dimensional viewing glasses (3-DVG). Mr. Dunkley’s invention displays 3-dimensional effects from 2-dimensional photos without implementing the use of mirrors, lenses, or optical elements.
A battery that only need to be charged once a week….I wonder if Jamie Foxx’s character in Annie was partially based on this genius inventor.
[SIDEBAR: Dr. Thomas Mensah has published a book called, “The Right Stuff Comes in Black, Too.” I hope to check his book out before the year is over.]