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...
Thumbs up

Link #149: Thumbs up Meant Death in Ancient Rome!

  Link #149: Thumbs up Meant Death in Ancient Rome! If you read our last post, then you know that it’s possible to control your gag reflex by making a fist...
Artificial Tsunami Creation

Link #145: There Was Once An Artificial Tsunami Creation Machine!

  Link #145: There Was Once An Artificial Tsunami Creation Machine! In our last post, we dived into the ancient history of the United Kingdom region. We spoke about how the...

The first diesel engine ran on peanut oil.

  When Rudolf Diesel came up with the diesel engine, his first prototype used peanut oil. His invention was so efficient it quickly replaced steam engines. Unfortunately, though, his death...
Bowfield Dam

Link #144: Britain Was Once a Peninsula

  Link #144: Britain Was Once a Peninsula We explained in our last post that the first documented contact between the Hawaiian Islands and Europeans was through James Cook. Cook, at...

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