A interesting and, also horrifyingly sad story about rubber.
By TR Bergstrom
November 23, 2015 4:07pm CST
First we will start with how Goodyear improved rubber and, made it what it is today, to start rubber wasn't all that useful to us, it would melt when it got to hot and, crack when it got cold, Goodyear lost his fortune and, went bankrupt multiple times, but he never gave up on his idea and, he finally did get it right by adding sulfur. 100's of parts in the model T Ford were made out of rubber and, the demand sky rocketed. Mean while on the other side of the world in Africa the Congo a evil King named Leopold was forcing all of the natives, literally millions of people to tap their rubber plants, this sick and, twisted individual not only beat them like slaves, but he would sometimes kill their wife and, kids or chop off their hands and, feet to send a message. What a sick freak. Thank God for one Father he brought the feet and, hands to a missionary. I think her name was Melanie Harris, she offered to help him and, took 100's of pictures sending them out all over the world, finally infuriating the American people enough to put a stop to it. What a amazing woman. Another interesting fact, the first cameras weighed 110 pounds.
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