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bubble wrap

The inventors of Bubble Wrap, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, were originally trying to make 3d plastic wallpaper, which was a failure.

  • 17/07/2016

What if you come to know that the bubble wrap which we used to pop for amusement purpose in our childhood, was a flaw created by its inventors? The story behind this goes like this- In 1957 two inventors known as Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were trying to create a three-D plastic wall covering … Continue reading “The inventors of Bubble Wrap, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, were originally trying to make 3d plastic wallpaper, which was a failure.”

Baseball was first invented in England- “showed the game was a well-established sport in the 18th Century and was played by men and women… played in the UK more than 20 years before American independence.”

  • 15/07/2016

Baseball game which is known as America’s national sport was first played in Britain. The initial known reference to baseball is a 1744 British Journal “A Little Pretty Pocket-Book”, by John Newbery. It contains a rhymed explanation of baseball and a block that shows a field set-up slightly comparable to the modern game—however in a … Continue reading “Baseball was first invented in England- “showed the game was a well-established sport in the 18th Century and was played by men and women… played in the UK more than 20 years before American independence.””

AK-47

Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47, greatly regretted having invented the weapon, and is quoted as saying “I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work, for example, a lawnmower.”

  • 14/07/2016

“Blame the Nazi Germans for making me become a gun designer … I always wanted to construct agriculture machinery.” These were the words of the man who was behind the invention of the famous rifle AK-47. Lieutenant-General Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov is known for developing the universally great origination of AK-47 attack rifle and its advances, … Continue reading “Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47, greatly regretted having invented the weapon, and is quoted as saying “I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work, for example, a lawnmower.””

Howard Hughes

Billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in bottles.

  • 12/07/2016

How can someone store urine in a jar? I have heard of people storing urine for testing purpose but never heard of storing it in bottles or jars and preserving it. I came across such a fact about Howard Hughes while reading random myths and theories about urine. He used to store urine in jars. … Continue reading “Billionaire Howard Hughes stored his own urine in bottles.”

deforestation

Deforestation rates in Africa are twice the average. More than 4 million hectares (9.9m acres) of forest are lost every year.

  • 11/07/2016

Deforestation is the exclusion of a woodland or trees where the land is transformed to a non-forest use afterward. Forest are grown to safeguard the environment against natural calamities. Deforestation not only harms the natural environment but disturbs the human life as well. Trees are a major source of providing oxygen to us and cutting … Continue reading “Deforestation rates in Africa are twice the average. More than 4 million hectares (9.9m acres) of forest are lost every year.”

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