How did cities begin?

How did cities begin? We think of cities as being part of civilization. Both the words “city” and “civilization” come from the same Latin words...
Who were the first pirates?

Who were the first pirates?

Piracy, which is robbery on the high seas, has been going on for thousands of years. Even ancient Greek and Roman ships were often attacked...
Wedding Cake

When did the wedding cake originate?

The wedding cake goes back to Roman times. In those days, among the highest members of the rich families, a special Kind of cake...
Skating

Who Invented Skating & When Was It Invented!

The History Of Skating!  Man has been skating in one manner or any other for more than 500 years. Ice skating is a lot older than...
Who was the First Astronaut?

Who was the First Astronaut?

First Astronaut The idea of interplanetary travel is very old, but it is only during the past fifty years or so that astronautics have become...
Papyrus

What Was PAPYRUS?

The Ancient PAPYRUS! The first man-made writing material was papyrus, made from the papyrus plant. Papyrus was invented about 2000 B.C. by the Egyptians. For...

Who Started The First Zoo?

The First Zoo! A zoo is short for "zoological garden". And a zoological garden is a place where living animals are kept and exhibited. Why do...
money

When Did People First Star Using Money?

When Was Money First Used! The man got along quite a long time without money. He used what we call the "barter system". If a...

Who Invented Plastic?

Who invented plastic? Plastic means “capable of being molded or modeled’’. When heated, plastics are like modeling clay. They can be molded into shapes which...

How Was The Grand Canyon Formed?

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a natural wonder of the world. At some points, it appears like a magic city of rock, with...