Corn Flakes
Jul10

Corn Flakes

The origins of one of the most famous world brands and something found on nearly every breakfast table.

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Mr Global Disaster
Jul03

Mr Global Disaster

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 ?

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Canned Food
Jun22

Canned Food

We take food preserved in cans for granted today. But when and who invented the process ?

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How does a Microwave Oven Work ?
Jun19

How does a Microwave Oven Work ?

Microwave ovens are part of everyday life. But how to they work?

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Forks
Jun12

Forks

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.

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The Safety Razor – A History
May11

The Safety Razor – A History

There was a time when men took their life in their hands when shaving. King Camp Gillette helped to change all that.

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Why is the scoring system in Tennis so odd?
Apr24

Why is the scoring system in Tennis so odd?

The scoring system in modern Tennis is pretty odd … “Deuce”, “love”, “15-30-40”. So where did the game and the odd scoring system originate ?

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How was the order of our alphabet determined?
Apr17

How was the order of our alphabet determined?

Is there any particular reason why A comes before B or that Z is the last letter of the alphabet? We delve here into the origins of this and the system of writing.

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How To … Make Soap
Mar27

How To … Make Soap

How to make soap at home.
… “things eveyone used to know how to do.”

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How is Cider made
Mar09

How is Cider made

How is cider made and how is non-alcoholic apple juice produced ?

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How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?
Feb24

How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?

Ever wondered how a nuclear bomb works? Here we look at the physics behind two types of these horrific devices: The Atom (or Fission) bomb and the Hydrogen (or Fusion) bomb.

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The Story of Chocolate
Feb14

The Story of Chocolate

So where and when did the magic begin? Thousands of years ago is the answer, in the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations of Central America.

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Origin of Some Popular English Idioms II
Jan24

Origin of Some Popular English Idioms II

The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.

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Chewing gum
Jan17

Chewing gum

Where, when and who invented Chewing gum ? Plus how did it become such a global phenomenon ?

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New Year in Different Cultures
Dec27

New Year in Different Cultures

News Year Eve in the West means December 31st. However for a large part of the World this isn’t the prelude to a new Year.

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