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.
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 ?
The Olympic Games
The origin of the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
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.
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.
Nursery Rhymes – Origin & History II
Behind every nursery rhyme is a history and story that’s every bit intriguing as the rhyme itself.
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.
Where, when and who invented Chewing gum ? Plus how did it become such a global phenomenon ?
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 ?
Reconstructing the 1st language
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 1st English Dictionary
The first English dictionary was the work of a single man just over 250 years ago. Here’s some background to this epic achievement.
The Origin of the Yard, Meter and Kilo
How many of us have a foot a foot long ?
What are the origins of some of the measurements we use today.
Coca Cola – Who invented it and how did it grow to be so Ubiquitous?
Coca Cola is a ubiquitous and iconic symbol of the U.S. but when & who came up with it?
Donkeys, Toads & Crows
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.