Today in Heritage History, May 30, 1821, James Boyd patents the rubber fire hose. Prior to Boyd’s invention police officers worldwide were forced to coerce confessions from alleged criminals by threatening to beat them “mercilessly” with unripened zucchini.

Today is also Indian Arrival Day (in Trinidad and Tobago) commemorating the first immigrants arriving from India to Trinidad and Tobago on May 30, 1845. Tomorrow in Tobago and Trinidad, May 31, 1845 is Why the Fuck Does My House Smell Like My Neighbor’s Cooking Indian Food Day.

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