We all think we know how fireworks and gunpowder came about … but here we look at really how they came about.
Nuclear fusion is the energy source of the future. It promises to be a safe, clean and supply virtually limitless energy source. But how will it likely work?
The zipper is an indispensable little piece of technology that we’d be lost without. It was an out-of-the-blue invention. Nothing like it had ever existed before.
What was life like before the Vaccuum Cleaner .. unthinkable in todays obsession with ‘anti-septic’, germ free environments. It’s not actually been around that long … here’s how it came about …
Paper planes don’t have to be boring. Here are some rather exotic designs to print out and fold …
Tea is our national drink and without the tea bag preparing it would be a whole lot fiddlier. But how did this little invention come about ?
Jeans are a ubiquitous item of clothing these days with a multitude of styles and designs. But just who invented them and how did they become so popular ?
Believe it or not, the fax machine was invented over 165 years ago ! In this article we look at how this irreplacable office tool came about.
Capitalization rules tend to vary by language and can be quite complicated, but how did we get the mixture we have today in the English language?
The origins of one of the most famous world brands and something found on nearly every breakfast table.
What would you say if much of the causes of global warming and pollution that the world is currently struggling with could be traced back to one man ?
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?
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.