Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mile-a-minute Murphy

In 1899 "Mile-a-minute" Murphy made bicycle history by riding a mile in 57 1/2 seconds. His pacemaker was a railroad car rebuilt with a special windbreak that did not give him the aid of suction. It required one of the speediest engines of the line to go as fast as he could ride.

Today the record for pleasing men and ???? still belongs to Mail Pouch Tobacco.
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