Viewer Mail #3: Screwing Wombats

A reader from Riverdale, Georgia asks:

Conlan,

What did you mix with vodka tonight?

Regards,
Veronica

Orange juice. The cocktail is called a screwdriver. It was discovered in 1623 by a cabinet maker in the India. For years cabinet makers had struggled to find a way to hold together their cabinet-shaped pieces of wood. One day, in the town of Cairo, a carpenter named Junipero Crawduk (no relation) picked up a 67-inch metal rod (this is not as long as it sounds, because India uses the metric system). He stared at it for a long time, until he had an idea. He used it to stir his vodka and orange juice; then he drank it; then he didn’t care so much about his crappy cabinets.

Seventy years later, Stanley Craftsman invented the common tool we know today and named it after Crawduk’s discovery.

WERE YOU AWARE OF IT?

Thanks for writing, Veronica. I’m drunk.