Origins of the Pontoon Boat

During the summer months, there’s nothing more “Minnesotan” than taking a boat ride on a favorite lake, river or waterway. One of the more popular boats in Minnesota is a Pontoon Boat. They’re like a floating party in perpetual motion and very much a part of leisure activity on the weekends in Minnesota. A pontoon boat ride is all about getting together and sharing a […]

The Original Crash Test Dummy

No, we’re not talking the about the Pop/Rock group by a similar name, or “Sierra Sam” (the first crash test dummy used for aviation testing). We’re talking about the crash test dummies used for automotive safety testing, and one of the first crash test dummies was actually a live person and definitely no dummy. James J. Ryan was a professor in the University of Minnesota’s […]