Browsing: Inventions

A Brief History On October 3, 1952, (October 2 local date), the British became the third country to boast the possession of atomic weapons when Operation Hurricane resulted in a successful nuclear blast in the Monte Bello Islands of Western Australia.  The United States had first achieved nuclear fission in bomb form on July 16, 1945, in a famous/infamous blast called the Trinity test in the desert of New Mexico, the culmination of a joint Allied effort to design and field an atomic bomb, an effort that the United Kingdom had contributed to.  So why was the UK not included…

A Brief History On March 3, 1885, American Telephone and Telegraph Company  was formed to provide first telephone services to the wide audience, but what was before? Development of communication takes three main stages. The most basic was oral communication that then opened the way for written communication and eventually, digital era communication. Whenever I want someone to do my work, I hire professionals who understand academic writing. Digging Deeper Oral Stages of Communication Human beings must have been communicating using gestures and instincts at the beginning. The use of speech began in 500,000 BC. The ideas were not yet…

A Brief History In July 2015, The Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight was set at a St. Paul Saints baseball game, where 6,261 participated in the event that was sponsored by the local manufacturer My Pillow.  A pillow is one of those things that we do not seem to appreciate that much.  From feather stuffed pillows to memory foam and microbead, there are many pillows to choose from. It seems they have always been there, ready to support our weary heads – but this assumption is not quite true. In fact, the invention of soft pillows was…

A Brief History On September 25, 2019, we make good on our promise to readdress the subject of Types of Clothing Named After a Place, a follow up to our article of September 22, 2019.  Today we will list yet another 5 types of clothing or material named after a city, country, region or other such named place.  Be sure to tell us some of the many clothing, shoes, hats, material/cloths and other bodily adornments we have neglected so far. Digging Deeper 1. Ulster Coat, Ulster/Northern Ireland. An article of clothing associated with the Victorian and Edwardian Eras; this rough…

A Brief History On September 22, 1965, the Indo-Pakistani War over the disputed region of Kashmir came to an end.  The war had raged for about a month, resulting in a few thousand deaths on each side, along with the loss of a few hundred tanks and dozens of aircraft, a fairly substantial list of losses for a relatively short war.  The region of Kashmir, located at the Northernmost part of the Indian sub-continent, is both occupied and disputed between China, Pakistan and India.  The region of rugged terrain is the home to pashmina goats that provide the fine wool…

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