Locks and keys are an everyday part of our lives … how could we secure anything without them ? Here’s some background on their development.
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?
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 ?
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.
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.
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 ?
The origins of one of the most famous world brands and something found on nearly every breakfast table.
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.
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.
Behind every nursery rhyme is a history and story that’s every bit intriguing as the rhyme itself.
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.
Where, when and who invented Chewing gum ? Plus how did it become such a global phenomenon ?