Ducks Domesticated

Wild Mallard Ducks were being domesticated in China as far back as the 1st Century (Over 2000 years ago). Continue reading

An Unsinkable Boat was Patented

In 1785, a Coach Builder (horse drawn carriages) in London, England, by the name of Lionel Lukin, patented his unsinkable boat. Continue reading

Pablum a Canadian Culinary Creation for Infants

Pablum was and is a mass-produced cereal food for infants, created in 1928 by Alan Brown, a Canadian Paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Continue reading

First Paper Mill

A paper mill was established in 751 CE at Samarkand (now Uzbekistan) Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett, investigative reporter

The first Investigative Reporter was non other than James Gordon Bennett of New York, NY, USA, Continue reading

First Known Permanent Human Settlement: village of Zawi Chemi

Archeologists found a permanent human settlement, located in in south-eastern Anatolia on the Turkish-Iranian border. Continue reading

Max Theiler, first African to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First African presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1951
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Snowmobile is a Canadian invention and tradition too…

Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada in 1922 invented the snowmobile. It was at the time basically a sleigh with a Model T Engine, which propelled a snow propeller. Later Bombardier founded the first snowmobile manufacturing company in 1937. Continue reading

SCUBA: Aqualung by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emil Gagnan

Jacques Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan, French naval engineers and divers, developed the Aqualung, a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). Continue reading

Pagodas Evolved from Buddhist Stupas

Pagodas Evolved from the Buddhist Stupas, the first monuments of these types were built in India (circa 483 BCE), and described as a hemispherical mound, topped with a stack of discs. Continue reading