As we get closer to December, we start thinking about getting an advent calendar so we can get ever more excited about Christmas Day by ticking off each day by opening those little windows. But where do advent calendars originally come from? Let’s have a closer look at the history.
Tinsel is that foil shiny stuff we pull out every year around Christmas time to add sparkle to our homes, trees, stores and such. I’ll bet you didn’t know it dates back to 1610! But how did it come about anyway? Let’s find out with this tinsel history.
Did you know that one time the Nazis and Hitler tried to steal Christmas from the people? It’s true, he didn’t want people to celebrate this special day in the traditional way and tried to ruin Christmas trees and remove religious references. Let’s look closer.
“Remember, remember the fifth of November” the saying goes. But what are we remembering in the first place? We all know the 5th of November is Bonfire night, well here is the full history of this special day of the year.
Roman Numerals follow the history of ancient Rome and are fascinating to know about. Most of us use them without even noticing every day on clocks. But let’s take a look at the history of them that makes them so special.
We have all heard of sniffer dogs used in the line of service, we all know about sniffer pigs too to help find truffles, but did you know there are also sniffer rats? Believe it or not, they are a good option to unearth hidden landmines.
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 […]