May 1, 1860

On This Date in in 1860, a patent for the shaving mug was granted to Thomas E. Hughes. He just took a regular mug, added soap and a shaving brush and called it a shaving mug. Sometimes brilliant ideas are simple.

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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