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The History of Cinema

The History of Cinema

It is probably worth noting that the idea of the cinema was not created by a single person but rather evolved from one thing to another. This started with the Kinetoscope, the first prototype for which was demonstrated by the Edison Company in 1891. The machine showed a series of still images in rapid succession giving the illusion of motion. ...

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The History of Ferrari

The History of Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari was the youngest child of Alfredo Ferrari who was a metal fabricator. He was born in Modena near Bologna, Italy in February 1898 and although growing up with little in the way of formal education, by the age of ten he knew he wanted to be a race car driver after he witnessed Felice Nazzaro win the 1908 ...

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The History of Underwear

The History of Underwear

It may surprise you to know that although the idea of wearing a layer of clothing beneath our outerwear now seems ubiquitous in most cultures, it hasn’t been with us forever. The earliest form of underwear is probably the loincloth, examples of which have been found in Japanese and Hawaiian culture dating back around 7000 years. Numerous loincloths were also ...

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The History of Science Fiction

Science Fiction

There are a couple of problems with coming up with a short history of science fiction. The first is that the subject is quite diverse in terms of media. Should we look at science fiction books, science fiction television shows, or science fiction movies? How about science fiction radio series, or even podcasts? The second problem is that we need ...

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The History of Chocolate

Chocolate

Although it has been a much-loved delicacy that seems to have been around forever, most of the world, and especially Europe has been slow to catch on to the wonder that is chocolate. The fermentation of cacao beans into an alcoholic beverage has been going on since at least 1400 BC, with scientific analysis of substances coating the inside of ...

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The History of Nintendo

Today, when people think of Nintendo the first things that come to mind are consoles such as the Wii and the Switch. Maybe popular video games come to mind also such as  Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and of course Pokemon. However, the Nintendo company came into being way before the electronic age that spawned such pleasurable pastimes. In ...

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The History of the Football World Cup

Football World Cup

Football (or soccer to those of you reading this who are not from Europe) can date its origins back to 1863 England when a split occurred between association Football and rugby football and the Football Association was formed. It didn’t take long before the idea of an international game came about and the first of these was held between Scotland ...

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9 September 1739 – Slaves Make a Bid for Freedom

The Stono Rebellion

The Stono Rebellion is the biggest revolt of its kind in British North America Twenty miles south-west of Charleston in South Carolina, near the Stono River, in the early hours of 9 September 1739, over twenty men gathered in a field. All of the men were slaves. Their leader was known as Jemmy, and was known among his contemporaries as ...

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