Sunday, October 2, 2022

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...

The Birth of Airmail: On May 15th 1918 the Army Air Corps Began Carrying...

The Army had been detailed to help the Post Office with an experimental project to inaugurate airmail in America. This was the first regular...

A Short History of Opium

In recent years, the so-called Golden Triangle of parts of Laos, northern Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) has become well-known as a leading exporter of...

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...

Santa Claus and Magic Mushrooms: The Orgins of Christmas May Be Linked to Eating...

Thoeries have been generated over the past few decades about the reasoning behind where Christmas tradition has come from, including decorations and celebrations. Shamanistic Traditions The...

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...

The History of New Year’s Resolutions: How and Why the Tradition of Making Resolutions...

The history of making New Year’s resolutions dates all the way back to the time of ancient Rome. The Romans are responsible for the...

Maglev: Long science fiction, maglev trains are becoming reality

First conceived around 1907, Mag-lev did not become a practical reality until 1984. But, the age of the mag-lev rail is coming soon. As a...

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...

Who Invented the Traffic Light?: William Potts of Detroit

Despite widespread credit to Garret Morgan for a 1923 patent, traffic lights very closely resembling modern lights were in use in Detroit three years...