We take food preserved in cans for granted today. But when and who invented the process ?
Microwave ovens are part of everyday life. But how to they work?
Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate;” or “Plurality should not be posited without necessity.” A philosophical proposition that has shaped our world view.
A fork is a common every day object to all of us. But this wasn’t always so and their use and introduction is surprisingly recent.
“The Queen, Our Duke” – an odd thing to say, especially in a loyal toast to the English Sovereign. Nonetheless whenever Channel Islanders raise their glasses to her majesty that’s the toast that will be made.
Why is it that we don’t fall through the floor? What’s stopping us ? A stupid question, surely ? … not really when you consider what an atom is made up of.
The story of the miracle drug that we tend to take for granted today … Penicillan.
Bring out your creative side – presentation is everything! …. Here’s a flexible and festive dish which can be used whenever
A ball-point pen is often called a Biro, because the brothers Biro invented it.
It’s part of the human experience that despite our best efforts “Things just don’t work”. Here we look at some amusing examples of how to fail with real elan.
Ideas that changed the World : The invention of printing & the printing press like many innovations evolved over time but there was one seminal moment when the printing press exploded on the scene and changed society forever.
There was a time when men took their life in their hands when shaving. King Camp Gillette helped to change all that.
Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a : Who perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here. Who really was the 1st US President? Did Mediaeval people really think the Earth was flat ?
Jersey Royals have been grown on Jersey for over 130 years. But how did such a small place as Jersey become so renowned for a variety of potato ?