The History of Computer Games

The exact year of the first game played on a computer is a little hard to pin down. Many people think that it was...

The Origins of the Broken Mirror Myth: The Superstition Revealed

Why do many believe that breaking a mirror gives a person seven years bad luck? The myths regarding mirrors have been around since the ancient...

What If Adolf Hitler Defeated the Soviet Union in World War II?

A political science professor recently posed a question to me. He wanted me to examine a scenario where Hitler defeated the Soviet Union...

Variety in Anchors – Prehistoric, Ancient and Modern

With a rock-and-rope anchor, prehistoric boats such as hollowed-out tree trunks or round, bowl-shaped coracles could be held in place by sheer weight. Either...

The Inventive Mind – the World’s Most Clever Innovations

When asked for a quote to sum up the 19th century, the President of the US Patent Office, solemnly offered this opinion during a...

Female Pirates and Their Lovers: Finding Time for Love While Leading Busy Lives As...

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The History and Mythology of Amber

Michael Crichton’s brilliant book may have popularised amber, but this gemstone has featured in man’s culture and history since the beginning of time. Amber...

Astronomy History: The Dark Night – Reinventing Astrophysics

It seems that every week scientists are making new and profound discoveries about the universe, but that’s really not quite the case. Despite all...

A look at 1900s’ men and women roles

The 1900s' were a time of great change in the roles of men and women. It is very evident if you compare the change...

A History of Dentures: The Ancient Origins of Dental Hardware

In 2006, archaeologists in Mexico discovered the skeleton of a 4500 year old man. These archaeologists were shocked to realize that this ancient human...
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