Spartan Men

Spartan men were not allowed to marry until they were 30.

  In Sparta, men were required to live in military barracks until they were 30. Only after could they marry and most of them did since marriage was an important...
Neil Armstrong

Link #159: Neil Armstrong Took Wright Flyer’s Pieces to Moon!

  Link #159: Neil Armstrong Took Wright Flyer’s Pieces to Moon! In our last article, we spoke about the Black Box – the most key component of an airplane when it...
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1839 painting)

Link #151: Bessel Was The First Person To Measure Distance To Stars!

  Link #151: Bessel Was The First Person To Measure Distance To Stars! Measuring distances has always been a favourite thing of humanity. We do it because we always want to...
Toothpaste on a Brush

The Ancient Egyptians invented the toothbrush and toothpaste.

  The Ancient Egyptians used the frayed ends of wooden twigs for toothbrushes - ouch! - and a mixture of burnt eggshells, ashes, powdered ox hooves and mint as toothpaste.  
Discobolus

In the past, the Olympics was played in the nude.

  In 720 BC, the Greek athletes who competed in the Olympic games did so without any clothes on or just a small strip of cloth. The Greek word for...
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1839 painting)

Link #151: Bessel Was The First Person To Measure Distance To Stars!

  Link #151: Bessel Was The First Person To Measure Distance To Stars! Measuring distances has always been a favourite thing of humanity. We do it because we always want to...
Odometer

Link #150: Ancient Romans Used Odometers!

  Link #150: Ancient Romans Used Odometers! Ancient Rome was a place of wonder, even though there was a sense of barbarism to it. We described their barbarianism in a way...
Breath Mints

The Ancient Egyptians invented breath mints.

  Apart from inventing toothbrushes and the toothpaste, the Ancient Egyptians are credited with coming up with breath mints. They used pellets made of a mixture of frankincense, myrrh and...

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