Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The History of Medicinal Herbs: The Link Between Botany and Herbal Medicine

In the early years, there is little written evidence of the use of herbs in medicine as it was usual to pass on knowledge...

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...

An Overview of Syrup in America: A History of Karo, Maple, and Other Syrups

But the origins of its first use and discovery remain unclear, though it is pretty much agreed upon that sucrose solutions have been around...

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 Story of Santa Claus

Every child in North America knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, but where does he really come from? The origin of Old...

History of Ancient Canals: Egyptians, Romans & Chinese Used Artificial Waterways

One of the easiest ways to transport heavy goods is to float them. However, rivers don’t always run from where the goods are to...

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...

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...

Who Invented the Elevator? American Inventor Elisha Graves Otis and before

Like is so often true, the answer depends upon your point of view. If looking for the first documented device that could do the...

Pioneers of the Sky – Amy Johnson and Charles Lindbergh

An American aircraft designer, Glen Curtiss, had already built a machine to attempt the first trans-atlantic flight, when the outbreak of World War One...