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Since he never took out any patents, Sir George Cayley’s inventions never brought him the fame and acclaim he was due, and it’s now other people who are associated with artificial hands, spoked bicycle wheels, caterpillar tractors, seat belts, and other things originally thought of by Sir George. Who was also, incidentally, the first person […]
Question: What do the popular Transformer toys have to do with the Holocaust? Answer: They were invented by Holocaust survivor, Henry Orenstein, now in his nineties, and still inventing. https://www.facebook.com/HistoryBites/videos/1773924329534947/?hc_ref=ARTbpQNPlHn9Cbzh3oOOLO7d0mpSTW8DIoVJSoT1kmHQY4od4MpjRdoOeyAKxQdGJjA He also wrote a book, entitled, I Shall Live.
Have older kids who hate mowing the lawn? Well, at least they don’t have to use a scythe, and for that they can thank Edwin Beard Bunting, an engineer from Gloucestershire, England. Bunting invented the lawn mower in 1830, after watching a cutting cylinder trim cloth in a cloth mill and realizing the same principle […]
Question: What do earmuffs, trampolines, and popsicles have in common? Answer: They were all invented by – kids! And today happens to be Kid Inventors’ Day. Earmuffs were the brainchild of Chester Greenwood, a fifteen-year-old who got frustrated trying to keep a scarf wrapped round his head to keep his ears warm while ice-skating. Fashioning […]
.– …. .- – / …. .- – …. / –. — -.. / .– .-. — ..- –. …. – The Victorian era produced a number of inventions. The above marks mean: “what hath God wrought”, which was the message American inventor and painter, Samuel Morse, used in 1844 while demonstrating his telegraph device […]
Abraham Lincoln once said, “We cannot escape history”. He was right. We can’t. Every day of the year has history attached to it. Take today, for example: · In 1187, October 2nd was the day Saladin captured Jerusalem. · In 1452, October 2nd was the day on which the Duke and Duchess of York welcomed […]