On this day in 1897, J.L. Lowe patented the pencil sharpener.  

- And people finally realized what that little pink thing on the other end was for!  

Have a great day and a safe, healthy, happy Thanksgiving. We’re taking tomorrow off but Big Al will recite the tratdional “Fat Man’s Prayer” right here at DickPurtan.com.  

And I’ll see you back here Friday with my new Podcast!

Gobble! Gobble!