How was the order of our alpha...

Jun 5, 2012 by

Is there any particular reason why A comes before B or that Z is the last letter of the alphabet? We delve here into the origins of this and the system of writing.

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The Safety Razor – A His...

May 8, 2012 by

There was a time when men took their life in their hands when shaving. King Camp Gillette helped to change all that.

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Why is the scoring system in T...

Apr 24, 2012 by

The scoring system in modern Tennis is pretty odd … “Deuce”, “love”, “15-30-40”. So where did the game and the odd scoring system originate ?

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How To … Make Soap

Mar 2, 2012 by

How to make soap at home.
… “things eveyone used to know how to do.”

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Chewing gum

Feb 10, 2012 by

Where, when and who invented Chewing gum ? Plus how did it become such a global phenomenon ?

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The Zipper

Jan 27, 2012 by

The zipper is an indispensable little piece of technology that we’d be lost without. It was an out-of-the-blue invention. Nothing like it had existed before.

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