Bill Gardiner

… And then the businessman woke up in a bathtub filled with ice only to find his kidney was gone! Eating Pop Rocks and drinking Coke will cause stomach damage! Walt Disney has been cryogenically frozen!

The best urban legends revolve around some rather unsavory themes, don’t they? Here’s one more you might not have heard: “Golf” is actually an acronym for “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.” Not true.

Now available only from Zorrel International, Insect Shield Repellent Technology is an Army-developed fabric that keeps bugs away. According to Bill Gardiner, vice president of the Grand View, Missouri-based company, the fabric has the full approval of the Environmental Protection Agency, and is 100 percent effective for 70 washes (pretty much the lifetime of the garment). He noted it would be great for construction workers, loggers or golfers. "This product is like an insurance policy," he said.

WHEN THE FEDERAL government created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958, people were looking to venture into the most remote locations imaginable. The thirst for discovery was demanding and required vast sums of capital to invest in new technologies, inventions and enhancements. NASA contracted many businesses and manufacturing plants to create tools that would meet the needs of space travel. Once the new technology was in place, these companies had the building blocks to manufacture space-age products on a large scale and reduce prices, making them accessible to average consumers. NASA can be thanked for home smoke detectors, cordless drills and

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