Locks & Keys – How did they come about?
Oct02

Locks & Keys – How did they come about?

Locks and keys are an everyday part of our lives … how could we secure anything without them ? Here’s some background on their development.

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Glass
Sep18

Glass

A world without glass is unthinkable . Entire buildings today can be made up pretty much entirely of glass. But when did man first discover it, use it and eventually learn how to manufacture it?

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Origins of the Tea bag
Sep11

Origins of the Tea bag

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 ?

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Zero – the rise of nothingness
Aug31

Zero – the rise of nothingness

Zero is now so central to the way we think, and to our key technologies, that it’s hard to imagine a time before we had it.

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The Origin of Jeans
Aug07

The Origin of Jeans

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 ?

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The Fax Machine
Jul31

The Fax Machine

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.

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Nails – How Long Have They Been Around ?
Jul27

Nails – How Long Have They Been Around ?

We take for granted the humble nail and screw when doing some DIY. But if we didn’t have them everything would fall apart, literally. So where did they origanate from ?

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The Olympic Games
Jul20

The Olympic Games

The origin of the ancient and modern Olympic Games.

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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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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 Printing Press – Taking the written word to the masses
May15

The Printing Press – Taking the written word to the masses

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.

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Nursery Rhymes – Origin & History II
Apr27

Nursery Rhymes – Origin & History II

Behind every nursery rhyme is a history and story that’s every bit intriguing as the rhyme itself.

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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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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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Origin of Some British Christmas Traditions
Dec09

Origin of Some British Christmas Traditions

We have a lot of traditions surrounding a good British Christmas which enjoy but never really question. But where did some of them originate from ?

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