Thornstein Veblen said "invention is the mother of necessity," and that couldn't be more true for John Cornwell's beer tossing refrigerator. Talk about a great gadget!
The press John Cornwell is getting on his refrigerator which will allow you to grab a beer without ever leaving your couch is amazing. In early March he posted that he decided there might be a large enough interest to produce a limited number of beer launching refrigerators. I’m in! He’s thinking the cost would be about $1,500 and would include a few improvements. Read more here.
He’s also becoming a celebrity to celebrities with his drinking invention. He appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, got Jack Black to sign his fridge and received a shipment of beer from Miller. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Check out the YouTube video of his appearance, along with a demonstration of his fridge here.
For the latest news on John Cronwell’s Beer Tossing Refrigerator, check out his website.
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