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Thread #59418 Message #1683472
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
02-Mar-06 - 03:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
The Great Wheel of Life was manufactured by the Edward F. Life Wheel Compmany of Akron, Ohio in 1867. To all outward appearances, there is nothing special about The Great Wheel of Life. It looks exactly like this. In fact, it appears to be nothing more than a rather fancy cast aluminum wheel for an electric golfcart. What make the Wheel unique is that neither the electric golfcart nor the process for extracting aluminum from bauxite would be perfected for at least another fifty years.
The Great Wheel of Life received its name when the engineers who developed it presented it to company patriarch E. F. Life, who took one look at it and said, "Great. So it's a fancy little wheel. What the fuck can you do with it?"