Bronze Thimbles Found at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Bronze Thimbles found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, both cities were destroyed and buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 CE. Continue reading

Invention of the Paper Clip

No not the darn paperclip in Microsoft's Windows that asks if it can help, Im talking about the good old paper clip. Continue reading

Then there was Light… by Lanterns

During the Roman era, lanterns made of clay with an opening at the front, this enabled people to take lights (oil or candle) outside. Continue reading

Early Romans Used Serving Forks

Ancient Romans used a serving fork with two tines. Continue reading

U.S. Government Developed Insecticide Spray

Two U.S. government research chemists, Lyle D. Goodhue and W.N. Sullivan developed insecticide spray in 1941. Continue reading

B. F. Goodrich Created Vinyl Shower Curtains

B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company of Akron, OH, USA introduced vinyl shower curtains Continue reading

Development of First Pop-Up Toaster

American mechanic Charles Strite of Stillwater, MN, USA developed the pop-up toaster Continue reading

Home Refrigerators Marketed in Chicago

First home refrigerators marketed in Chicago, IL, USA, in 1913. Continue reading

Electric Toaster Invented

Crompton Company of Chelmsford, England invented and sold the electric toaster in 1893. Continue reading

Pots Originated in Large Hollow Rocks

In 17th century BCE Egypt, soapstone, a soft stone (steatite) was easily carved, and a good heat conductor was used for making cooking pots.
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