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.
There was a time when men took their life in their hands when shaving. King Camp Gillette helped to change all that.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.
Where, when and who invented Chewing gum ? Plus how did it become such a global phenomenon ?
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.
Christmas cards are a tradition that we don’t probably give a second thought to. But there was a time when no one sent them. Here’s some details on their origins.
REASON FOR THE SOLSTICE In astronomy, the solstice is either of the two times a year when the Sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, the great circle on the celestial sphere that is on the same plane as the earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs either December 21 or 22, when the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn; the summer solstice occurs either June 20 or...