Monday, October 26, 2009

Oregon Museum Totally Sucks

PORTLAND, Ore. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A museum in Portland, Oregon, truly takes pride in how much it sucks.

Stark’s Vacuum Museum is home to hundreds of vacuums that date back as far as the 1800s.

Among the carpet cleaning machines on display in the showroom is a cardboard vacuum that was made during the Great Depression as a way to save people money and a hand-pumped vacuum from the 1800s that’s affectionately called “Vacuna, the Goddess of Leisure.”

Though technology has brought the vacuum a long way, museum spokesperson Ken Raasch says folks don’t want too much change when it comes to their cleaning tool.

He says silent vacuums do very poorly because people like the noise.

Raasch adds, “If a vacuum is too quiet, people don’t think it cleans well. They want the noise.”

The look of a vacuum hasn’t changed much over the decades either, which Raasch says is just fine.

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