According to tradition, around AD 1000, an Ethiopian goatsman named Kaldi observed his herd becoming much more energetic after munching on the bright red berries of a certain bush – the coffee plant. He tried them himself and was the first person to get the energy buzz we’re all familiar with.
The saxophone is a truly versatile instrument. Used in Rock, Jazz, Blues & Classical music. Sexy, funky & cool … but when and how was it invented?
Voyager I & II has a strange payload. Messages from 1977 Earth to aliens !
Hanging Chads, Electoral Collages, Primaries … the US electoral system can seem a bit confusing to Europeans. In this article we look at how the U.S. Presidential electoral system works.
We all think we know how fireworks and gunpowder came about … but here we look at really how they came about.
Nuclear fusion is the energy source of the future. It promises to be a safe, clean and supply virtually limitless energy source. But how will it likely work?
The zipper is an indispensable little piece of technology that we’d be lost without. It was an out-of-the-blue invention. Nothing like it had ever existed before.
What was life like before the Vaccuum Cleaner .. unthinkable in todays obsession with ‘anti-septic’, germ free environments. It’s not actually been around that long … here’s how it came about …
Paper planes don’t have to be boring. Here are some rather exotic designs to print out and fold …
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 ?
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.
Capitalization rules tend to vary by language and can be quite complicated, but how did we get the mixture we have today in the English language?