History

History Of Roman Numerals

I read Roman numerals most days without realizing it, I have a clock which has Roman Numerals on it in my living room… so yeah, I know what one to twelve looks like, but not thirteen onwards. Well, here’s the history and a list of what the Roman Numerals mean. Roman numerals follows the history […]

Sniffer-Rats To Detect Landmines

Sniffer-dogs? Nah, sniffer-rats! That’s right; rats have been trained to sniff out landmines. Staff at Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary in Cornwall has taught a Gambian poached rat called Kofi to alert handlers when he detects a mine. The rat… sorry, Kofi is too small to set off any landmines, but his sense of smell […]

Thomas Edison Wasn’t So Bright After All

We all know that the light bulb was created by Thomas Edison in 1879, don’t we? So what if I told you he didn’t invent it, the light bulb actually goes all the way back to 1806. An Englishman called Humphrey Davy demonstrated an electric lamp to the Royal Society that year. This lamp created […]

Was Humpty Dumpty An Egg?

Did you even wonder why everyone assumed Humpty Dumpty was an egg? I did, for a long while I had my theory that Humpty Dumpty was a sugar or ice-cube, although I never quite worked out why the king would send all his men and horses, well I was wrong. Humpty Dumpty was actually a […]