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 ?
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 ?
Is it possible to recreate the language of Stone Age man, spoken between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago? Some linguists believe it is.
The first English dictionary was the work of a single man just over 250 years ago. Here’s some background to this epic achievement.
How many of us have a foot a foot long ?
What are the origins of some of the measurements we use today.
Coca Cola is a ubiquitous and iconic symbol of the U.S. but when & who came up with it?
Every country has it’s own national symbols. The Channel Islands are no different and there’s a surprising array of animals ascribed to each island and their people.
Spectacles … fashion item and indispensable ‘modern’ aid … but they’re far older than you think. Here we look at the origins of specs.
The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.