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Petroleum Product of the Week: High Heels

Petroleum Product of the Week: High Heels

Long before powerful television policewomen were hitting the streets in surprisingly high heels while in the pursuit of bad guys (blister free!), men of history were strutting their stuff in heeled footwear. …But not really strutting all that well because these shoes weren’t actually made for walking. High Heels: The Essential Accessory for Noblemen Today, high heels are generally seen as feminine shoes predominantly worn by women. We imagine that stilettos, pumps, and kitten... Read More
Could a Nylon Parachute Deliver Your Amazon Order?

Could a Nylon Parachute Deliver Your Amazon Order?

What do parachutist Adeline Gray and Amazon have in common? Well, you’d be surprised. 75 years ago, on June 6, 1942, Adeline Gray made the first human jump with a nylon parachute. It took place at Brainard Field in Hartford, Connecticut. The Pioneer Parachute Company developed the parachute and described the material as “compact with lightness, resiliency and strength.” Up until this point, manufacturers utilized silk. The Nylon Test Gray jumped for the first... Read More
Of Ships and Sea Monsters: What’s the Connection?

Of Ships and Sea Monsters: What’s the Connection?

Ships are the reason a lot of us live where we live today. Early world explorers and settlers traveled for weeks and even months on boats looking for a new world. Looking for a place to start a new life. These vessels were constantly swaying and—when you’re out there—there’s nothing but open water for miles and miles in every direction. It’s enough to drive you crazy. Early Ocean Travelers Today, most people just jump... Read More
Petroleum Product of the Week: Styrofoam

Petroleum Product of the Week: Styrofoam

You hear the roar of a UPS truck and eagerly check the front porch. There they are, they’re finally here. New home theater speakers– the perfect addition to the entertainment system. You pull off the stubborn packaging tape and rip open the box only to face your worst enemy: Styrofoam. You strategically avoid restaurants that use Styrofoam for their takeout and coffee shops that pour your favorite dark roast into Styrofoam cups.  You cringe... Read More
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Industrial Outpost - The Official News Source of PSC

Industrial Outpost – The Official News Source of PSC