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The intent of this new site is to bring you fun snippet of history that have relevance to our daily lives. We are surrounded by objects, sayings, behaviors, and traditions that are a direct result of millennia of evolution of the human experience . We hope that through this site you will learn something about why we are who we are in a non-boring, fun way.

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The Origin and Invention of Paper

The origin and invention of paper is a natural evolution of papyrus and parchment but made with a very different profess and with a unique history. Understanding who invented paper and how it replaced previous materials will make you appreciate even more this material. a different history and process. In fact, paper is one of those essential inventions that we really can't live without. Mail, bills, books, newspapers, receipts, checks, journals, and even money are all based on the invention of Paper.

The Discovery of The Exclamation “Eureka!”

Eureka is a word that was more common in the past but it's still relevant nowadays. The expression is mostly used to express triumph especially as a result of a discovery or brilliant intuition. In 1963, Eureka became also the State motto of California. "Eureka" itself is a very old expression that has a very precise origin connected with an ancient Discovery.

When Did We Start Wearing Medical Masks?

In some regions of the world masks are used all the time whenever a cold arises as respect to others. In other instances masks are worn to protect our health in highly polluted areas. Since 2020, masks have become much more of a day-to-day needed accessory and a part of everyone's wardrobe. The idea of wearing a mask is to most a normal preventive measure to be used to safeguard everyone's health. This was not always the case. When did we start thinking that a mask could help? When did we realize that a medical mask is indeed useful to combat the spread of a cotangents?

Why Do We Call It a Caesarian Section?

According to legend, Julius Caesar's mother gave birth to her son through a Caesarian section. Their have been many speculations and studies on this possibility. Was that actually possible over 2,000 years ago? If so, where the Romans so advanced? if not, when did Caesarian sections begin and why are they called like that? Are they named after Caesar?

The Ancient History of Tooth Replacement

Toothache is considered one of the worst pain we can suffer and most of us know how horrible it can be. In the past there were not many choices when toothache became so intolerable to limit even the most routine activities. The only option was extraction. What happened if you kept extracting teeth? Would you just remain toothless?

Who Invented the First Sword?

The sword. A blunt weapon that for millenia has been used to conquer, defend, kill and to show power and status. Who invented it? How did it come about? Was it found in different parts of the world at the same time? This common weapon has actually not been with us that long and was a natural evolution of an everyday object.

Who Discovered Pi 3.141592…?

We take the number Pi for granted as we take for granted all the perfect round shapes that surround us. We celebrated Pi on March 14 while we probably were annoyed by it in school. Still, Pi remains one of the fundamental numbers of Mathematics, a value that has reached us through a long history driven by the pursuit of precision and discovery innate in the human spirit. It took millennia to pin it down and many civilization got close to it by simple approximation.

The Misfortune of Walking Under a Ladder

Walking under a ladder is considered really bad luck, which really makes sense. The ladder might fall and cause harm to the daring soul who wants to challenge this superstition. Is the superstition just practical or are there are other reasons? How did this superstition evolve and what are its meaning? Is it just to protect our precious head or is there more?