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  1. Rubber — 2019-08-10 12:09:55
    …r and **sulphur** together at about 155'C for two hours gave a horn-like solid containing 30% sulphur. Hancock took out another patent on May 21st, 1845 to try to protect his methods. Three weeks later, on June 15, 1845, Goodyear took out a patent…
    … in the United States. Later in 1851 Charles Goodyear was awarded another patent for Improvement in the Manufacture of Indian Rubber. This was a reworking of the Hancock method. He later devise…
    …nd and realized that if it was sliced up it could be used as garters, suspenders and waistbands. About 25 years later, another Englishman, '''Stephen Perry''', patented the '''rubber band'''. He made many improvements in the manufacture of rubbe…
  2. Lawn Mower — 2018-10-10 12:38:50
    … Budding and Ferrabee machines was used in **Regent's Park Zoological Gardens** in London [[Zoo]], in **1831**. It took another ten years and further innovations to create a machine that could be worked by donkey or horse power, and sixty years be…
  3. Intraocular Lens — 2018-07-10 08:26:02
    …y 8th 1950, he became the first person to successfully implant an **artificial lens**. The operation was **televised**, another first, so that other ophthalmologists in the hospital could watch. == Resistance == In 1951, Harold Ridley announced …
  4. Sunday School — 2018-06-28 10:48:46
    …ools Reduces Crime == {{Image url="Robert-raikes-glos-statue.jpg" class="right" title="Robert Raikes statue Gloucester. Another stands in London and Toronto" width="300" }} The movement began in **July 1780** in the home of a Mrs Meredith. Within …
  5. Heroin — 2018-06-27 12:59:24
    …ue F. M. Pierce but observations showed it was not without its own side effects. Wright felt it was not right to pursue another drug with unwanted effects like the drug he wanted to replace, morphine. So he shelved the drug. == Bayer == These si…
  6. Stonehenge — 2018-01-26 21:52:34
    …olithic Britons from the Wessex area. == Size == The tallest upright stone at Stonehenge is 22 feet high (6.7m), with another 8ft (2.4m) below ground = **30ft** (9.1m) long and has an estimated weight of 40-50 tons. That is higher than a 3 stor…
  7. English Language — 2018-01-26 21:45:55
    …. It is calculated that on an average school day approximately one billion people are learning English in one form or another. Less than a hundred years ago people from the north of England would struggle to communicate with people from the sou…
  8. Worcestershire Sauce — 2018-01-13 11:02:07
    …rtnership in 1823. By the mid-1800s, with other partners, they owned four pharmacies including one at Kidderminster and another at Cheltenham. == Spin Offs == The **Bloody Mary**, one of the world's most popular cocktails was created in 1921, w…
  9. WorldWideWeb — 2017-11-08 17:15:06
    …anyone anywhere. The concept of the Hypertext links, allow the reader to jump instantly from one electronic document to another. Berners-Lee had already used this format when he wrote Enquire. == Small Beginnings == Many small steps had set the …
    …uld link to their sites from the CERN site. His dream of a global information space was finally happening. The web yet another British invention which has help to shrink the globe in communications. Yet Tim did not patent his idea he made it avai…
  10. Winston Churchill — 2017-07-25 09:46:00
    …ntury. {{toc}} === Blenheim 1874 === Churchill was born 1874 in [[Oxfordshire]], [[England]] in Blenheim palace. He is another example of great British men who shunned education but had great qualities of leadership, was an inspirational statesma…
  11. Computer — 2017-07-10 17:37:14
    …o a number of audiences. He then developed plans for a bigger, better, machine - Difference Engine 2. He also worked on another invention, the more complex **Analytical Engine**, a revolutionary device on which made him the first **computer pionee…
  12. Electric Generator — 2017-05-25 11:18:24
    …nduction: the "induction" or generation of electricity in a wire by means of the electromagnetic effect of a current in another wire. The induction ring was the **first electric transformer**. /* In a second series of experiments in September he …
  13. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    … 1760s, which he showed to '''Richard Lovell Edgeworth''', a member of the Lunar Society. In **1769** '''James Watt''', another member of the Lunar Society, **patented** the first significant improvements to the Newcomen type vacuum engine that ma…
  14. Split the Atom — 2017-05-20 11:31:05
    … nucleus. The era of **nuclear physics** was born. It was the first nuclear transmutation of one element (lithium) to another (helium) under full human control. {{Image url="SplitAtom.jpg" class="left" title="Split Atom" width="200" }} Working…
  15. Plywood — 2016-10-19 10:55:12
    …es" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another, it is an **engineered wood**. The grain of each veneer is alternated which is called cross-graining and has several b…
  16. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …ong" as a trade name in 1901 and sold American rights to Parker Brothers, who came out with a new kit under that name. Another Englishman, E. C. Goode, in 1902 covered his wooden ping pong paddle with pebbled rubber, which allowed him to put spin…
    …d in late medieval [[Scotland]], as evidenced by a curling stone inscribed with the date **1511**, uncovered along with another bearing the date **1551**, when an old pond was drained at **Dunblane**, Scotland. The first written reference to a con…
  17. Richard Burton — 2016-05-31 15:16:56
    …October 1927 at age 44 after giving birth to her **13th** child. He went on to star in over 70 Hollywood movies and is another great actor who never received an Oscar. He is remembered for is multiple marriages including twice to Elizabeth Taylo…
  18. Loch Ness Monster — 2016-05-24 13:01:48
    …stopped at Loch Ness to confront a beast that had been killing people in the lake. Seeing a large beast about to attack another man, Columba intervened, invoking the name of God and commanding the creature to “go back with all speed.” The mons…
    …ter retreated and never killed another man. …
  19. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    …e" width="200" }} ::c:: == Or even earlier == This was not the first time someone had tried making inflatable tyres. Another Scot, Robert William Thomson had patented the idea in 1846 (Dunlop was unaware of this patent). …
  20. Hydraulics — 2016-03-23 13:34:41
    …ll water towers 200 or 300 feet high to produce the necessary pressure. Where a tall tower was not practical he devised another system consisting of a cast-iron cylinder fitted with a plunger supporting a very heavy weight. The plunger was raised,…

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