A hot soda sounds like an absolutely insane thing to drink. However, I bet if I were born 100 years ago, I’d be first in line at the soda shop. Fun story from Gastro Obscura.
Hot drinks became popular almost immediately, especially with women. A New York Times column in March 1902, which referred to a drugstore fountain in the city as the “Woman’s free lunch counter,” was typical. Every day at noon, women arrived and ordered a beverage, “usually hot,” according to the article, which noted that the women were partial to hot-egg drinks. Because the hot drinks were accompanied by crackers, they were “equal to a small meal in themselves.” The drugstore, unnamed in the article but located in the heart of the shopping district, was said to be selling so many hot drinks that they needed to upgrade from a two-gallon boiler to a 40-gallon one.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.