Reconstructing the 1st language
Oct21

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.

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The 1st English Dictionary
Oct11

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.

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The Origin of the Yard, Meter and Kilo
Sep30

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.

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Coca Cola – Who invented it and how did it grow to be so Ubiquitous?
Sep23

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?

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Donkeys, Toads & Crows
Sep09

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.

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Who Invented Spectacles?
Aug19

Who Invented Spectacles?

Spectacles … fashion item and indispensable ‘modern’ aid … but they’re far older than you think. Here we look at the origins of specs.

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Origin of Some Popular English Idioms
Jun10

Origin of Some Popular English Idioms

The origins of a selection of some popular English expressions and sayings.

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What is the origin of April Fools Day ?
Apr01

What is the origin of April Fools Day ?

When & how did April Fools day come about ?

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