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Wednesday, Jan 17

McDonald’s has announced that by 2025 it will use renewable, recyclable or certified materials in all of
its packaging.
 ***   To reduce the environmental impact even further, people ordering fries will be asked to hold
out their hands.  

General Motors has just unveiled a new vehicle for the future—a self-driving Chevy Bolt that doesn’t
have a steering wheel.  
 ***   However, there’s still a big steering column protruding from the dash because they
need something to hold the horn button.

On this date in history:  Jan 17, 1861 – Thomas Crapper patents the flush toilet.  ***  Although in the
patent application it was referred to as a “goldfish disposal system.”

On this date in history:  Jan 17, 1976 – "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1.   ***   Its success
immediately led to a second song: “I Cash the Checks.”

On this date in history:  Jan 17, 1984 – The Supreme Court rules that private use of home VCRs to
record TV programs does not violate federal copyright law.
 ***   Thank goodness. There’s nothing worse
than a law-breaking couch potato.
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