British engineer Edward Naime was considered to be the inventor of the eraser in 1770. Before eraser was invented, people used bread to erase handwriting. Naime said he once inadvertently picked up a rubber in mistake for crumb, but he … Read more
In 16th Century, tobacco was introduced to Europe. All gentlemen (ladies) smoked this plant with pipes. Cigarettes were considered to be smoked by rabbles, only these beggars who can not afford a pipe smoked.
Today smoking is not considered as … Read more
At first, ancients got inspiration from tree crown and invented umbrella to avoid sun exposure, then the Chinese first waterproof paper umbrellas to protect people from rain, they lacquered and waxed the paper umbrellas. Since 16 century, umbrellas began to … Read more
Erich·Hartmann was a ace fighter pilot of the German Air Force, in World War II, he had joined 825 aerial combats and shot down 352 planes, set a unprecedented record in the history of air combat in the world. This … Read more
Rudy Krolopp designed the world’s first mobile phone in 1983; it was named Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, weighed 2 pounds, talk time was 30 minutes, priced 3,995 dollars. It was really the most valuable brick.… Read more
American scientist Alexander Bell invented the first telephone in 1876, but he never gave his mother or his wife a phone call, because they were deaf.
It must be a great regret for this family, they can’t enjoy Bell’s great … Read more
During World War II, since 1943, Oscar statues were made of the plaster for four years, because tin, copper and other metal were scarce goods at war time. After the war, these plaster statues were changed back into metal statues.… Read more
The buttons on the sleeves of suits and shirts were designed by Napoleon. It was an attempt to stop them to blow their noses with sleeves, he wanted his soldiers looked proudly. The design is still being used now and … Read more
In 1905, California, 11 years old Frank Epperson invented popsicle. In a cold winter night, Epperson’s drink was forgotten in the corridor outside, the next morning he found that his drink was frozen into solid, but the stirring rod stood … Read more
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of America’s greatest children’s literatures, written by Mark Twain. He said it was also the first novel done on a typewriter.
Someone believed Life on the Mississippi should be the first one.… Read more
Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the USA. He died in 1845, at his funeral, his pet parrot Poll had to be taken away, because Poll never stopped swearing in English and Spanish.
And we know what president used … Read more
If someone try to kill himself and fail in 19 century in Great Britain, the government would execute him by hanging. Because his action was illegal and they would punish him legally. Of course he can escape the law if … Read more
The pole at the barber usually is a helix of colored stripes (red, white and blue). Why they all use such a pole?
In the Middle Ages, doctors used to let blood people for medical treatment. But they considered that … Read more
The first gold medal in the modern Olympic Games went to an American James Connolly who won the triple jump, but he was expelled from Harvard University for leaving school without permission to participate in the Olympic Games. Until he … Read more
The present day popular Santa Claus’s image who dressed in red and white was created in 1930’s by Coca-Cola Company which taken it as an early advertising image of them, because Coca-Cola used the two colors to promote its brand.… Read more
On December 14, 1799, George Washington died unexpectedly. Scholars considered that Washington got cold which developed peritonsillar abscess and serious lung infection, but the primary cause of Washington’s death was bloodletting. Because in the whole process of treatment, he was … Read more