1921: Insulin discovered.
1932: Prototype atom smasher gun invented in California. Unfortunately does little more than chip away at particles, leaving nuclei intact.
1939: First atom definitively smashed by scientist in Berlin.
1965: Moore’s Law posited. One of Google’s co-founders later refers to it as a “management innovation,” primarily, because Intel would create a corporate infrastructure dedicated to living up to this “law” of rapidly increasing processor capacity.
1970: Pepsi introduces the 2-litre pop bottle.
1985: New Coke.
1998: Google founded.
1999: Swiffer launched, ending humanity’s futile struggles against household dirt.
2009: Zynga releases Farmville, eclipsing the capacity of previous entrants Farm Town and Barn Buddy to facilitate time-wasting at work.
2010: Soft drink companies release beverages in “tiny” 7.5 oz cans. Original Coke bottles were tinier, however, at 6.5 oz.