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Invented: Refrigeration systems Frederick McKinley Jones was one of the most prolific Black inventors ever. Frederick Jones patented more than sixty inventions, however, he is best known for inventing an automatic refrigeration system for long-haul trucks in 1935 (a roof-mounted cooling device). Jones was the first person to invent a practical, mechanical refrigeration system for trucks and railroad cars, which eliminated the risk of food spoilage during long-distance shipping trips

Frederick McKinley Jones is credited with transforming the food industry and America's eating habits with his invention of a practical refrigeration system for trucks and railroad cars. Frederick Jones patented more than sixty inventions in all, but it is his invention of the automatic refrigeration system for long-haul trucks in 1935 that he is most famous for.

from Metro

You can now get hot chocolate topped with a blooming marshmallow flower

Dominique Ansel – creator of the Cronut and cookie shots – has just made a true hot choc masterpiece. Dominique’s Blossoming Hot Chocolate is topped with a marshmallow flower held closed by a small, thin ring of white chocolate.

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A Look at History's Greatest Black Inventors

Emmett W. Chappelle ~ one of the 100 most distinguished African American scientists and engineers of the 20th Century Courtesy of NASA

From the mind of a six-year-old inventor, these take-anywhere silicone food dividers suction to most flat plates—even paper plates—to keep food separated and condiments contained.