Twisted (Ep. 063)

Coat Hangers in ClosetOh the curse of unintended consequences. Little did Albert J. Parkhouse know when he twisted a pair of wires into a fancy hook to hang up his winter coat that he set humankind on a course of frustration. In Episode 63 of the Out Of My Mind podcast, host Jay Douglas tells the story of the origins of the simple wire coat hanger, the omnipresent contraption that Parkhouse never received official credit, or royalties, for.

Nevertheless, it was Parkhouse who got our world all twisted, and Jay turns to Scott Franklin, professor of physics at Rochester Institute of Technology, to help us understand the tangled world of coat hangers and why the odds are we’ll never be able to set things straight.

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