January 2, 1906

On January 2, 1906, Willis Carrier received a US patent for the world’s first air conditioner. Soon afterward, the cult of Willis Carrier began in Jesup, Georgia. Acolytes were easily identified as they were usually smiling and saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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