16 February 2008

Today in infamy - "Is this Heaven?" "No - it's Delaware" edition

I was born in Delaware and grew up in southern Chester County PA, just over the Delaware line, and there was no escaping the presence of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. There was probably no more auspicious day in the history of the company than February 16, 1937 when DuPont employee Wallace Carothers was awarded the patent on Nylon. How would American soldiers have got laid in WWII without nylon stockings?

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