Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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...

The History of Silk Production: Silk Stands the Test of Time

The history of silk contains legend, follows the rise and decline of dynasties and empires, and mirrors the great movements of social and economic...

The TIGHAR Project – What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

TIGHAR (pronounced “tiger”) is the acronym for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. It is a non- profit foundation whose activities include all...

The World of Pirates

For decades and even centuries, the human race has been interested in pirates, they are portrayed in movies, in books, and children pretend play...

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...

The Old John Bull: The world’s oldest still functional self propelled vehicle

The John Bull is probably the most famous, and definitely the only one still operational, of the early steam locomotives. The John Bull was first...

Hanna Reitsch, German Aviatrix: Wartime Test Pilot, 1st Woman Helicopter Pilot, Awarded Iron Cross

Starting as a glider pilot, Hanna Reitsch flew almost every German military aircraft in World War II. She was also associated with the development...

The BroomHandle Mauser

In military service for more than fifty years, the C96 Mauser Military Pistol ushered in the era of semi-automatic weapons on the modern battlefield. In...

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...

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...