Hole punch history: How the world became more organised in a single thadumph

The Independent - Tech

Over a century after its invention, the paper hole punch has become a staple of offices and schools worldwide, offering a simple organizational tool to keep stray documents in check. From its humble beginnings 131 years ago, the tool became a necessary part of everyday life for most -- thought its future as a necessary tool in the supply room is, perhaps, now in question with the increasingly undeniable dominance of the digital world in modern society. To celebrate the tool's 131st anniversary -- an anniversary that it is disputed -- Google has dreamed up a Doodle, alongside a bizarrely romantic (by some standards) description of the mundane motions office workers methodically repeat whilst hoping to avoid paper cuts. That ode to the paper punch can be read right here, if you're curious. The first recorded patents for a paper hole puncher was published in 1885, when a man named Benjamin Smith invented spring-loaded hole puncher that had a receptacle to collect those little clips -- Smith called it the "conductor's punch".


The Latest: Video Shows Man Punch Police Before Baton Strike

U.S. News

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Monday her office won't prosecute officers involved in the arrest of Frederick Darnell Hall. The decision comes after a review of body camera footage and bystander video of police subduing Hall Friday.


Man punches bear attacking his puppy

The Japan Times

DEDHAM, MAINE – A Maine man says he punched and kicked a 150-pound (68-kg) bear, scaring it away after it attacked his puppy in the woods.


Hole punch history: How the small device changed the world in one thadump

The Independent - Tech

Over a century after its invention, the paper hole punch has become a staple of offices and schools worldwide, offering a simple organizational tool to keep stray documents in check. From its humble beginnings 131 years ago, the tool became a necessary part of everyday life for most -- thought its future as a necessary tool in the supply room is, perhaps, now in question with the increasingly undeniable dominance of the digital world in modern society. To celebrate the tool's 131st anniversary -- an anniversary that it is worth noting is disputed -- Google has dreamed up a Doodle, alongside a bizarrely romantic (by some standards) description of the mundane motions office workers methodically repeat whilst hoping to avoid paper cuts. That ode to the paper punch can be read right here, if you're curious. The first recorded patents for a paper hole puncher was published in 1885, when a man named Benjamin Smith invented spring-loaded hole puncher that had a receptacle to collect those little clips -- Smith called it the "conductor's punch".


Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test

FOX News

BELFAST, Maine – Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test.