Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Coffee Cans and other things

I suppose we could do another economics post or some other important government report. But really, wouldn't you rather read about the history of the Hills Brothers coffee can? Thanks to our friends at Free Government Information (FGI) we now know about another title in the best titles ever contest for government documents.

Hills Bros. Coffee Can Chronology relates the history of the designs on the covers of Hills Bros coffee cans. Why would there be such a report you ask? Well, apparently since the design changed fairly frequently this coffee can is useful for archaeologists trying to determine the age of a site.

Want more unusually titled or unusual titles from government publications? FGI is keeping a running page with these titles and links to their WorldCat records on their site. Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon.

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