What would you say if much of the causes of global warming and pollution that the world is currently struggling with could be traced back to one man ?
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.