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Aloha Wanderwell, the World's Most Widely-Traveled Woman
Aloha Wanderwell, the World's Most Widely-Traveled Woman
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 12 2018

If Indiana Jones was real, he'd be a woman. More specifically, he'd be this woman: Aloha Wanderwell.…
Culture
A Look at Some of History's Most Toxic Colors
A Look at Some of History's Most Toxic Colors
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 09 2018

Can you paint with all the colors of history?No, because a lot of them are just too toxic.Unless you…
Culture
Popular Pastime: History of the Board Game Industry
Popular Pastime: History of the Board Game Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 24 2018

When I was younger, we used to have an RV parked out behind my home. When the weather was nice, I wo…
Culture
Understanding The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
Understanding The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 15 2018

Ninety-nine years ago, on an unseasonably warm January day, 2 million gallons of black, sticky molas…
Culture
The Lumière Brothers: Projecting the Future of Cinema
The Lumière Brothers: Projecting the Future of Cinema
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 05 2018

Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière were pioneers in the photography industry and were among the firs…
Culture
What in Tarnation are the La Brea Tar Pits?
What in Tarnation are the La Brea Tar Pits?
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 07 2017

Where else can you find a Dire Wolf outside of Westeros? California, of course.If you ever find your…
Culture
Oil & Blood: the Mysterious Murder at the Greystone Mansion
Oil & Blood: the Mysterious Murder at the Greystone Mansion
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 11 2017

The Greystone Mansion isn't your typical 46,000 sq. ft. 1920s Tudor Revival located in Beverly Hills…
Culture
Life in 1908: A Snapshot of the US the Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series
Life in 1908: A Snapshot of the US the Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 05 2016

Just about everyone has been talking about the Cubs finally winning the World Series. And with goo…
Culture
For the Love of Human Ingenuity: Understanding the Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894
For the Love of Human Ingenuity: Understanding the Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 15 2016

Once upon a time we wrote about the whale oil myth the mythical notion that due to the free market/…
Culture
Number 86 -- PSC celebrates its incorporation on St. Patrick's Day
Number 86 -- PSC celebrates its incorporation on St. Patrick's Day
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 17 2016

March 17 is a day of cultural and religious celebration for the Feast of Saint Patrick.And while ind…
Culture
How Howard Hughes Revolutionized Oil Well Drilling
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 08 2016

This man was Howard Hughes before Howard Hughes was Howard Hughes You might know Howard Hughes as …
Culture
The Trouble With Tires -- A Brief History of Synthetic Rubber
The Trouble With Tires -- A Brief History of Synthetic Rubber
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 11 2015

Long before it was vulcanized, molded, driven 20,000 miles, and tossed carelessly in the backwoods, …
Autos
The History of Why Oil Comes In a "Barrel
The History of Why Oil Comes In a "Barrel
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 19 2015

When it comes to oil, did you know that a "barrel of crude" contains only 42 gallons rather than 55 …
Industry