Thursday, November 26, 2020

Aleksey Leonov and Ed White Were the First Men to Exit their Ships

Called Extra Vehicular Activity or EVA by NASA spacewalks were a second Russian victory in the "Space Race" with America. The first “space walks” were...

Aromatics in the Ancient World: History Of Aromatherapy

Plants were treasures of the ancient world. Their uses were wide and varied from culinary herbs, perfumes and cosmetics to medicines and incense for...

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...

Origin of Weekday Names for Latin-based Languages: Learning How the Days of the Week...

Astronomy defines most of the major units of time used in daily life: a year is the time Earth takes to orbit the sun...

Piracy, a Daunting Feature of Life at Sea Since Early Times

In the sentimental glow of hindsight, pirates have typified freedom, romance and adventure. Suffering their depredations was a totally different matter. In the 7th and...

The search for Robin Hood’s true identity

We all grew up to the tales of Robin Hood, the dashing bandit who robbed the rich to help the poor. Movies starring...

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...

Juliet had Romeo. Tristan had Isolde. Abelardo had Heloise. Elizabeth Barrett had Robert Browning. And Don Jose had his Carmen, if only briefly. Love...

Hidden History: The Suppression of Proof (UFO’s)

As Americans we have mistakenly prided ourselves on having a free press as guaranteed under our Constitutional rights. This is what we were taught...

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...