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  1. Saline Drip — 2019-08-08 16:47:51
    …sing his experiments on the theories of the Irish Dr William Brooke O'Shaughnessy. The cholera epidemic, which led to severe dehydration, was killing huge numbers of people. After administering the saline rectally had not improved the patient…
  2. Cowboy — 2019-07-30 14:48:13
    …land. A cowboy was literally //boys tending cattle//, a young male cow herder. === England 1620 === The word cowboy never entered U.S. parlance until the great cattle drovers were being superceded by the [[Railway]]. Even as late as 1881 Ch…
  3. Vitamins — 2019-06-01 23:10:23
    …ddington, from which he qualified in 1896. He held a resident appointment at the Metropolitan Hospital, and then spent several years in general practice in **Coventry** before entering the **Malayan Medical Service** in 1903. ::c:: == The Mis…
    …id not. William Fletcher believed that there were special nutrients contained in the husk of the rice. == Naming == However, it wasn't until 1912 that Polish scientist Cashmir Funk named those special nutrients "vitamines" after "vita" meaning…
    …that died from mal-nutrition was a serious problem. While at sea in May 1747 he conducted what is regarded as the first ever clinical trial, he proved that citrus fruits could cure **scurvy** but he could not conclude why, but on an unofficial …
  4. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …yIndustry]]== Locomotive Transportation == No one person is said to have invented railway transportation but there are several people that helped move the early wagonways, that were used to [[CategoryTransport]] coal out of the mines, into the …
  5. KitKat — 2019-02-05 19:53:39
    … blue wrapper in 1945, when it was produced with a plain chocolate covering due to shortages of milk after the war. It reverted back to red in 1947 when the standard milk chocolate KitKat was reintroduced. == Record Breaker == In 2010 the Gui…
  6. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …ttempted to cash in on his invention, and other inventors staked their claims. When a serious outbreak of '''Spotted Fever''' broke out among soldiers stationed at **Crystal Palace**, all conventional attempts to control the epidemic failed. …
  7. Beatles — 2018-10-12 13:59:50
    …singles //Love Me Do, Please Please Me// and //From Me To You//, the reason they gave being that no **British** act had ever made any impact on an American audience! (maybe that's because the US refused to release the singles or give British ac…
    …nd the 'establishment' had to concede. In 1964 they held the top five places on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat that has never been repeated. /* event_date="9 February 1964" Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show */ == The Global Invasion == Th…
  8. Harry Potter — 2018-10-10 17:06:49
    …ilm promotion" width="300" }} In 1974, the Rowling family moved to **Tutshill** in the Forest of Dean and across the Severn River from Dursley. The Harry Potter series runs seven volumes, one for each year Harry Potter spends in school. ::…
  9. Electric Motor — 2018-10-10 01:15:13
    …r motor in 1821, physicists were excited to make the electric motor a useful, stronger device. Over the next few years several inventors made magnetic rotating devices including Rev. William Ritchie. In 1830, Sturgeon produced a vastly improve…
    …idth="350" }} The simplicity of the **commutator** was ingenious. Keeping this force going in one direction was the clever bit. By flipping the current Sturgeon could make the current reverse every time the wheel met the next magnet. That me…
  10. Paternoster — 2018-09-18 13:06:34
    …h floor and opens then closes a door, the paternoster lift has multiple pods that travel continuously on a loop passing every floor. The pods or chambers are open with no doors capable of carrying two people or more. A passenger steps into a p…
  11. Ice Cream Cone — 2018-09-12 18:00:23
    …. She also suggested using liquid nitrogen to make ice cream, now the //in-thing//. She fell from a horse in 1904 and never fully recovered. She died in Pinner and was cremated at Golders Green . …
  12. Bicycle — 2018-08-25 00:56:59
    …K. Starley and Co. to Rover Cycle Co who were eventually to become **Rover cars.** == Earlier Versions == There were several attempts by others to find a safer cycle amongst them was the Shergold's bicycle. {{Image url="ShergoldSafetyBicycle.…
  13. Antibiotics — 2018-08-25 00:36:50
    …race to produce other antibiotics began. Today, paediatricians and other doctors can choose from dozens of antibiotics. Every day millions of antibiotics are being prescribed all around the world. Together with **Jenner's** invention of [[Vacc…
  14. Nature Reserve — 2018-08-23 20:30:17
    …inst the owners of a soapworks which had been set up near his estate in 1839 that leaked out poisonous chemicals which severely damaged the trees in the park and polluted the lake. He was eventually successful in having the soapworks moved. {{I…
  15. Can — 2018-08-23 12:49:54
    …d of all sorts including soup, beans, vegetables, fruit and more all over the world. Many **billions** of cans are sold every year throughout the world. And best of all, it's **recyclable!** {{Image url="Tincan.jpg" class="left" title="Soup can…
  16. IVF — 2018-08-08 09:39:25
    …r Manchester, [[England]]. Louise Brown recently stated: “A few years ago, just before she died, my mum realised that every blood relative she had in the world - me, my sister Natalie, her grandchildren - had all been due to science and IVF. …
  17. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …lizabeth I of [[England]]. Harrington invented both a valve at the bottom of the water tank, and a wash-down system. However it was not widely adopted because there was no supply of running water to flush it. === JF Brondel 1738 === In 1738, …
  18. Underwater Tunnel — 2018-07-23 22:04:41
    … 25-ton iron hoop, at ground level. This structure was then sunk into the soft earth under its own weight! Crowds came everyday to see the shaft disappearing into the ground. The shaft is now next to the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe village. …
  19. Intraocular Lens — 2018-07-10 08:26:02
    … to wear his eye protection. Gun fire shattered his cockpit canopy, and splinters of perspex had destroyed one eye and severely damaged the other. Ridley was a member of the surgical team treating young pilots at Moorfields, and noticed the fa…
    …duce a lens suitable for his purposes, and for less than £1 each. The two men agreed there and then that they would **never seek to profit** from this invention, a mark of //real// medical professionals, //service not self//. == The First Im…
    … lens implant is now the **most commonly performed** eye surgical procedure. **More than 6 million lenses are implanted every year.** Ridley gave this to the world **for free**. Ridley continued in private practice in Harley Street until he wa…
  20. Sunday School — 2018-06-28 10:48:46
    …he Scriptures for the Sunday schools. By 1831, Sunday schools in Great Britain were teaching **1.25 million children** every week, approximately 25 percent of the population. They were the forerunners of the current English state school syste…
  21. Phototherapy — 2018-06-01 00:20:45
    … class="left" title="Sister Ward" width="300" }} A short while after this incident a tube of blood from an infant with severe jaundice was placed on a windowsill before being taken to the lab for analysis. After sitting in the sun, the sample …
    …into a form that the body can excrete in the urine and faeces. Phototherapy for jaundiced babies, is now used in almost every hospital in the world, resulting from a simple observation by Cremer in 1956 aided by Sister Ward. It is widely ackno…
  22. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …he end of the war, Whittle's efforts resulted in engines that would transform world transport shrinking the globe like never before. {{Image url="Motorized-jet-engine.jpg" class="left" width="200" title="Whittle Jet engine" }} Whittle was bor…
    …aged to interest the Air Ministry enough to fund development with a contract for £6,000 to develop a flyable version. Nevertheless it was a year before all of the funds were available, greatly delaying development. There were many delays and …
    …ntion. The jet engine made long haul cheap flight possible not just for the rich but for the masses. Many of us would never have had the opportunity to see many wonders around the world without Whittle's jet engine. ||{{Image url="Gloster_E28…
  23. Stainless Steel — 2018-04-01 00:54:33
    …y. He studied metallurgy and learnt very quickly. He was aware that the world of metal manufacturing was fighting a never ending battle against rust. In 1908 Brearley was appointed lead researcher at Firth Laboratories. == Weapon Erosion ==…
    … was erosion in weaponry. Brearley was asked to find a way to prolong the life of gun barrels. Harry experimented with several variations of his alloys, adding a small percentage of chromium and small measures of carbon. {{Image url="Stainless…
    …l New York 1915" width="300" }} On the 13th August 1913 Brearley created a steel with 12.8% chromium and 0.24% carbon. Every piece of steel he made he bombarded with various acids and stresses. Many failed the tests but the steel made on that…
  24. Stonehenge — 2018-01-26 21:52:34
    ….jpg" class="left" title="Henge Stone size comparison" width="280" }} === Wessex 3100 BC === Stonehenge was built over several construction phases spanning around 1,500 years. Construction on and around the monument puts the age of the site at…
  25. English Language — 2018-01-26 21:45:55
    …</li><li>Gambia </li><li>Ghana </li><li><strong>Grenada</strong> </li><li><strong>Guyana</strong> </li><li>India (with several Indian languages) </li><li><strong>Ireland</strong> (with Irish Gaelic) </li><li><strong>Jamaica</strong> </li><li>K…
  26. Plastic — 2018-01-25 10:47:21
    … London. ::c:: == World without Plastic == {{Image url="Plastic-box.jpg" class="right" width="200" }} Today plastic is everywhere we look. Every house is full of items made from some form of plastic. Celluloid film was the basis of the movie i…
  27. Worcestershire Sauce — 2018-01-13 11:02:07
    …lly. == How Original == But this was not the first mention of **"Worcester sauce"**. A local delicacy from the river Severn was the Lamprey fish and local traders had been making sauces to compliment the dish for some time. Because of the [[B…
  28. Carbonated water — 2017-11-21 13:06:44
    … Production == {{Image url="SodaDrink.jpg" class="right" title="Soda Drink" width="200" }} Priestley’s paper would however capture the eye of a young German watchmaker in Geneva, **Switzerland**, who would ultimately bring Priestly’s scienc…
  29. Powered Flight — 2017-11-11 21:00:20
    …:cl:: ^^ "About 100 years ago, an Englishman, Sir George Cayley, carried the science of flight to a point which it had never reached before and which it scarcely reached again during the last century." Wilbur Wright.^^ ::cl:: == William Samuel …
    …ilcher, born in Bath [[Somerset]] in 1866, had constructed his own tri-wing aeroplane. Pilcher had successfully flown several gliders and trialed his plane for powered flight. Percy arranged for a demonstration of his powered flight to some …
  30. WorldWideWeb — 2017-11-08 17:15:06
    …t" title="world wide web" width="500" }} He envisioned a global information space where information stored on computers everywhere was linked and available to anyone anywhere. The concept of the Hypertext links, allow the reader to jump instant…
    … In 1991, he made his ""WorldWideWeb"" browser and web server software available on the Internet and posted notices to several newsgroups including alt.hypertext. The Web began to take off as computer enthusiasts around the world began setting …
  31. Light Bulb — 2017-11-08 12:25:58
    …nstrate a working device, and obtained a **UK patent** covering a partial vacuum, carbon filament incandescent lamp. However, the lack of a good vacuum and an adequate electric source resulted in an inefficient bulb with a small, uncontinued li…
    …hting was used to light the stage of the Savoy Theatre. == Many Inventors were needed == It took many small steps by several inventors to find the right formula for the electric light bulb. <<{{image url="Light_bulb.gif" title="Incandescent l…
  32. Pencil — 2017-10-26 16:13:41
    …nd]]. == Discovery == The pure graphite was discovered in 1500 near Keswick after a violent storm that had up rooted several trees. Shepherds checking their livestock found a black material under these trees tangled in the roots. {{Image ur…
    …cils were used to create Raymond Briggs's The Snowman. It remains the only large-scale deposit of pure solid graphite ever found. == Links == [[http://www.pencilmuseum.co.uk | Pencil museum]]…
  33. Hovercraft — 2017-08-24 11:29:22
    …cy left by his beloved wife Margaret's father, he and Margaret were able to purchase a small boatyard in Norfolk. This never seemed to make money and Cockerell's mind turned back to earlier ideas. He decided to use larger models on water. Initi…
  34. Football — 2017-08-16 12:25:25
    … Association** (the English governing body, **FA**), were laid down on the 26th October **1863**. Representatives of several London clubs met //“for the purpose of forming an Association with the object of establishing a definite code of r…
    …"FootballVardy.jpg" class="right" title="Football Vardy in action" width="350" }}The origin of football can be found in every corner of geography and history. The Chinese , Japanese, Italian, Ancient Greek, Persian, Viking, and many more all pl…
  35. Toothbrush — 2017-08-06 10:37:43
    …developed the modern toothbrush in **1780.** Addis was a prisoner in jail in **1770** for inciting riots. He was a clever man, who wanted to keep himself presentable but did not like using the method at the time of rubbing a rag with soot an…
  36. Life Boat — 2017-08-03 09:58:34
    …e built Lifeboat**. == Gravestone == Lukin died in 1834 in Hythe, Kent. The following inscription was engraved on the reverse side of his tombstone: @@“This LIONEL LUKIN Was the first who built a Life-boat, and was the original Inventor of …
  37. Winston Churchill — 2017-07-25 09:46:00
    …ms="1594161631" }}>> His British Bulldog virtues pulled the country behind him. Of the Battle of Britain he said //**"Never was so much owed by so many to so few"**// a pivotal air battle against the German Luftwaffe. == VE Day == Britain fa…
  38. Salicylic acid — 2017-07-24 10:14:37
    …drugs, aka NSAIDs, that are still useful after {{Datediff from="25/4/1753" }} years in treating inflammatory pain and fevers. == Stones Trials == {{Image url="EdwardStonePlaque.jpg" class="left" title="Edward Stone Plaque" width="" }} He exp…
    …erimented by gathering and drying a pound of willow bark and creating a powder. Stone gave powdered willow bark over several years to about 50 people complaining of agues or fevers; it was successful and found to be a //‘powerful astringent…
    …o countries in which it is unknown, unappreciated, or unavailable" Berton Roueché 1955^^ The drug works as a pain reliever because it blocks an enzyme that's required for the process of inflammatory response. Salicylic acid was discovered by …
  39. Cary Grant — 2017-07-15 13:18:34
    …Grant exuded style, charm and sophistication. Grant performed in films from the 1930s through the 1960s. He starred in several **Hitchcock** films, including the 1959 hit North by Northwest. Archie Leach is honoured by **John Cleese** in the m…
  40. Cider — 2017-07-11 13:21:18
    …ft" title="Cider Apples ready for processing" width="300" }} There is evidence of Brits making a fermented apple drink several centuries B.C. The native apple in Britain is the crab apple (Malus sylvestris) and it is accepted that other variet…
  41. PIN — 2017-07-11 00:37:33
    …as well as in ‘point of sale’ (Chip & PIN) terminals, facilitating more than a **billion** ‘chip and PIN’ sales every day. {{Image url="ChubbATM.jpg" class="left" title="Chubb ATM" width="" }} The Martins Bank Auto Cashier was the firs…
  42. Cambridge Cream — 2017-07-10 16:58:31
    …Cambridge Burnt Cream'** dessert no later than **1630**. ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="1906507317" }}|| Several country's claim the origin of what is now often referred to as ''''crème brulee'''', that literally translates to **…
  43. Vaccination — 2017-07-09 10:30:27
    …testing his theory, drawn from the folklore of the countryside, that milkmaids who suffered the mild disease of cowpox never contracted smallpox, one of the greatest killers of the period, particularly amongst children. A farmer named Jesty f…
    …nt but was told that his ideas were too revolutionary and that he needed more proof. Undaunted, Jenner experimented on several other children, including his own 11-month-old son. In 1798 the results were finally published and Jenner coined the …
    …ial from a diseased animal. A satirical cartoon of 1802 showed people who had been vaccinated sprouting cow's heads. However the obvious advantages of vaccination and the protection it provided won out, and vaccination soon became widespread. J…
  44. Adjustable Spanner — 2017-07-06 13:01:47
    …to as the **'English key'** (Clé anglaise - French.) or simply a //'Clyburn Spanner'//. It was made under license in several countries. The spanner, //from Germanic spannen (tighten)//, in a modern sense is a different tool to the wrench, //…
  45. Greenwich Meridian — 2017-07-06 12:03:19
    …ast or west, was still not possible to measure accurately. It was known in the 17th century that the earth turns 360° every day, or 15° every hour. So if you travelled 15° eastward, the local time moves one hour ahead and travelling West, t…
  46. British Empire — 2017-07-05 14:26:24
    …ed more than **530 million people** – almost a **quarter** of the world’s population at the time. With colonies in every continent. {{image url="British_Empire_Anachronous.png" class="grow center" title="Map of all colonies of the Empire…
  47. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    …rectly led to the invention of the **Microwave Oven.** In 1941 he travelled to the USA in order to advise them on the severe inadequacies of their air defense efforts illustrated by the Pearl Harbor attack. == Recognition == It is, without do…
  48. Radio — 2017-07-05 10:54:29
    …ess signals at the now BT Centre in 1896. On {{Datetext event_date="13 May 1897", text="Marconi sent the world's first ever wireless communication over open sea." }} The experiment witnessed a message transversed over the Bristol Channel from …
  49. Modern Farming — 2017-07-03 12:19:17
    …ach to agriculture. His scientific mind and great inventions would eventually help feed the world. Jethro Tull created several scientific inventions for agricultural uses. == Seed Drill, 1701 == {{Image url="Tullseed.gif" class="right" title="…
    …oroughly broken down to allow the roots to take in nutrients and improve rapid growth. == Hoe == Jethro Tull designed several horse drawn hoes to clear between the rows. His designs are the father to the modern day hoe and many other tractor a…
  50. Underground Railway — 2017-06-21 14:16:27
    …rporation to put up money and was probably the most important figure in the underground’s creation. Unfortunately he never got to see his dream as he died of dropsy on 14 September 1862, only a few months before his brainchild came to life. …
  51. Banksy — 2017-06-19 21:04:17
    …'unknown' is a street artist from Bristol [[Gloucestershire ]] [[England]]. His stenciled artwork is characterized by clever striking images, often combined with slogans. His work often involves political themes, satirically critiquing war, cap…
    …"Dismaland" width="500" }} In 2015 he created **Dismaland** at a disused lido area in **Weston-Super-Mare**. It was a clever twist on modern theme parks with a bleak, Banksy-style alternative to a sugar coated 'Disney style' day out. The main …
  52. Portland Cement — 2017-06-15 01:37:39
    …="Roads & Runways" width="200" }}|| ||{{Image url="Sydney-opera-house.jpg" class="right" width="200" }}||{{Image url="Severn_dam.jpg" class="right" width="200" }}|| Concrete is the most widely used construction material. Roads, bridges, school…
  53. Gravity — 2017-06-10 22:00:35
    …Third Law states that if an object is pushed or pulled, it will push or pull equally in the opposite direction. Or, '''Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.''' == Cat Flap == Newton is also credited with inventing the first know…
  54. Wellington Boot — 2017-05-29 13:46:08
    …to manufacture Britain’s first rubber or ‘gum’ boots. The boots were named ''Wellingtons'' and the name has stuck ever since. With the First World War being fought in the trenches the company was commissioned to produce millions of pairs …
  55. Electric Generator — 2017-05-25 11:18:24
    …orn in 1791 to a poor family in [[London]], [[England]], Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was extremely curious, questioning everything. He felt an urgent need to know more. At age 13, he became an errand boy for a bookbinding shop in London. He rea…
    …d every book that he bound, and decided that one day he would write a book of his own. He became interested in the concept of …
    …or. It's hard to imagine how we would cope today without Faraday's discoveries. Thousands of motors all around us make everyday chores so much easier. ||{{image url="Modern_Electric_Motor.jpg" class="right" width="150" }}||{{image url="Foodmi…
  56. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …pin, with the help of Gottfried Leibniz, built a steam digester for softening bones, i.e. he invented the world's first-ever pressure cooker. Later designs implemented a steam-release valve to keep the device from exploding. By watching the val…
    …and down Papin conceived of the idea of a piston and cylinder engine. Papin wrote up the designs for such a device , however he never built an actual steam engine. The English engineer '''Thomas Savery''' later used Papin's designs to build the…
    …pressure steam. Trevithick built successful industrial high pressure single-acting engines known as Cornish engines. However with increased pressure came much danger as engines and boilers were now likely to fail mechanically by a violent outwa…
  57. Everest — 2017-05-23 20:14:41
    Everest :: == Mount Everest == {{Databox width="" Image="GeorgeEverest.jpg" title="Sir George Everest" birth_date="4 July 1790" death_date="1 December 1866" }} Mount Everest was named in honour of **George Everest** i…
    …the //Royal Geographical Society.// Known in Nepal as ''Sagarmāthā'' and in Tibet as ''Chomolungma''. === Sir George Everest 1865 === Everest was born in Gwernvale Manor, just west of Crickhowell in Powys, [[Wales]], in 1790. In 1856, Geor…
    …ge Everest headed the //Great Trigonometrical Survey of India// established mount Everest as the highest mountain in the world at 29,002 feet. {{Image url="Mount-Everest.jpg" class="left" title="Mount Ever
  58. Shakespeare — 2017-05-23 20:00:55
    …* over 1700 of our common English words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising new words and coining many now-common expressions. <<…
  59. Police — 2017-05-22 22:57:53
    …; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. ~1) Police should always direct their action strictly tow…
    …ards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary. ~1) The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, n…
  60. Glastonbury Festival — 2017-05-19 15:29:10
    …tches. There are least** 60 stages **on site and eight miles of security fencing. Glastonbury costs **£22m** to put on every year. The tickets **always** sell out. With one exception, 2008 when headline act was rapper Jay-Z. This is a //music…
  61. Thriller — 2017-05-19 15:12:25
    … musician from Cleethorpes, [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]], wrote the iconic title track for the **best-selling album** ever **Thriller** by **Michael Jackson**. {{Image url="Thrillercover.jpg" class="left" title="Thriller cover" width="" }} …
    …keyboard player with **Heatwave** also writing their hits including 'Boogie Nights', 'The Groove Line' and 'Always & Forever'. His songwriting skills were noticed by Quincy Jones who hired him to write songs. It is reported that Quincy was su…
  62. Match — 2017-05-18 18:53:27
    … Walker was born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1781. He developed a keen interest in finding a means of creating fire easily. Several chemical mixtures were already known which would ignite, but with a sudden explosion, it had not been possible to tra…
  63. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    …ce, Shaw even devised a way for his Catseyes to '''clean themselves'''. The cast iron base collected rain water and whenever the top of the dome was depressed, the rubber would wash rainwater across the glass beads to clear away any dust or gri…
  64. Sewing Machine — 2017-05-16 10:54:29
    …others, like Singer, had become millionaires from patents which, if Saint's machine had been discovered earlier, would never have been approved. Newton Wilson was one who had suffered at the hands of Singer's lawyers years earlier. It was too …
  65. Telephone — 2017-05-16 10:26:05
    …the deaf throughout his life. He only attended school for five years; from the time he was 10 until he was 14, but he never stopped learning. He read the books in his grandfather's library and studied tutorials. == Narrow Escape == When he w…
    …Hubbard, one of his students who was 10 years younger than he. Mabel had become deaf at the age of four due to scarlet fever. Five years later they were married. At the wedding ceremony he gave her a gift of all but 10 shares of the stock in th…
  66. iPod — 2017-05-14 23:49:13
    … been sold since the device was launched by Apple in 2001. At the height of popularity, 100 was snapped up worldwide every minute.…
  67. Meccano — 2017-05-14 01:23:25
    … Rags to Riches == By the 1930s, Hornby had become a millionaire. He owned a mansion and was chauffeured to Binns Road every day by limousine. …
  68. Colgate — 2017-04-25 16:07:51
    …, he worked as a candle-maker, and in 1806 he went into business for himself, selling soap, candles, and starch. After several years of financial struggle, **William Colgate & Company ** prospered in the 1820s selling Windsor toilet soaps and P…
  69. Lever Brothers — 2017-02-07 11:33:36
    …working staff to live. {{Image url="SunlightVillage.jpg" class="right" title="Sunlight Village" width="450" }} == UniLever 1930 == Lever wanted to expand and in 1930 merged with the Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie and under the Unile…
    …de: ~Lipton (1971) ~Brooke Bond (1984) ~Ben & Jerry's (2000) And many more [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unilever_brands | Unilever]] It is now the world's **third-largest** consumer goods company.…
  70. Postage Stamp — 2017-02-01 12:17:38
    … a student-teacher at his father's school. As a sideline Rowland was also an inventor, although most of his ideas were never used. …
  71. Modern Olympics — 2017-01-25 14:57:15
    …* was held in France and Brookes was invited to attend. Unfortunately he was unable to go due to ill health. In 1896 however the Shropshire doctor's dream was realised. The first revived Olympics were held in **Athens** during the month of Apri…
  72. Dinosaur — 2016-10-24 00:25:22
    …cientifically named dinosaur is **Megalosaurus** it was a large Theropod dinosaur and was the** first dinosaur skeleton ever discovered**. It was discovered by William Buckland in the 1824. However, **Richard Plot** had discovered this dinosaur…
  73. Plywood — 2016-10-19 10:55:12
    … sawing, planing and block-making. In 1793 Bentham took out what has been called //"one of the most remarkable patents ever issued by the British Patents Office"//, because it automated the whole process of woodworking machinery for making blo…
  74. Olivia Newton John — 2016-09-26 14:14:34
    … her mother encouraged her to pursue her singing career in Britain. ::c:: == Back in Britain == After struggling for several years she broke through with a Bob Dylan song **If Not For You** in 1971. In 1974, Newton-John represented the United…
  75. Bouncing bomb — 2016-09-26 13:45:18
    …eached, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr and Eder valley. Two hydroelectric power stations were destroyed and several more were damaged. Factories and mines were also either damaged or destroyed. An estimated 1,600 civilians drowned: a…
  76. Potato Crisp — 2016-08-02 23:43:06
    …Pound Industry == Today Walkers factory in Leicestershire is the largest in the world. It produces 11m packs of crisps every day from 800 tons of potatoes. It requires more than 350,000 tonnes of potatoes a year. Crisps account for around a …
  77. Beatrix Potter — 2016-07-23 14:22:52
    …d 28 books that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold over **100 million** copies. One book is sold every 15 seconds. Born in Kensington, [[London]], she later moved to **Hill Top Farm** in [[Cumbria]] and on her death bequ…
  78. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …ica, which regulates men's play, being formed in 1930. Hockey, or "Field Hockey" as it is also known, is now played in every continent with many nations competing in the three major competitions - The Olympic Games, The World Cup and The Champ…
    …ently came up with the name "ping pong," representing the sounds of the ball hitting the paddle and then the table. However, an English manufacturer of sporting goods, John Jacques, registered "Ping Pong" as a trade name in 1901 and sold Ameri…
  79. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …oving the art of smelting iron. To demonstrate the wonder of this material he built the **largest cast iron structure** ever seen. This **world first iron bridge** is over the river Severn at a place now called Ironbridge. This bridge is still …
    …n, where it was laid down early in 1857 at a heavily trafficked part of the line where the iron rails had to be renewed every six months, and occasionally every three." Six years later, in 1863, the rail seemed as perfect as ever, although some…
    …stol [[Gloucestershire]], the first propeller-driven ocean-going iron ship, which was at the time also the largest ship ever built. {{Image url="SSGreatBritain.jpg" }} …
  80. Pound Sterling — 2016-05-31 15:19:41
    …of a pound of **silver** not gold. {{Image url="CoinShield.gif" class="right" title="Coin Shield" width="300" }} The reverse of the modern coins form a sheild.…
  81. Richard Burton — 2016-05-31 15:16:56
    …ter 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 Taylor.…
  82. UniLever — 2016-05-26 10:35:52
    …UniLever :: [[CategoryDomestic]] == UniLever 1930 == In 1930 the Lever Brothers from Bolton, [[Lancashire]] [[England]] merged with Margarine Unie to form Unilever. {{redirect page="Lever
  83. Whisky — 2016-05-26 10:22:03
    …kyBottle.jpg" title="Whisky Bottle" }} [[CategoryFood]] & Drink == Whisky == {{toc}} Whisky, the distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented malted grain mash and aged in wooden oak casks. Whisky is an anglicisation of the Gaelic word /…
  84. Christmas Traditions — 2016-05-24 14:20:06
    …Britain in 1840 when the first 'Penny Post' public postal deliveries began. Over a billion Christmas cards are now sent every year in the United Kingdom, many of them sold in aid of charities.|| [[Tradition]] === {{colour c="red" Christmas dec…
  85. Loch Ness Monster — 2016-05-24 13:01:48
    …vened, invoking the name of God and commanding the creature to “go back with all speed.” The monster retreated and never killed another man. …
  86. Titanic — 2016-03-08 14:18:30
    …itanic.jpg" class="right" title="Titanic" width="" }} {{toc}} === White Star Line 1912 === Perhaps the most famous ship ever built by the White Star Line shipping company of Liverpool England. Work on Titanic started on 31 March 1909, one of t…
    …Titanic was to be the biggest, fastest and most luxurious liner yet. == The Boast == She was touted as the safest ship ever built, 'unsinkable', so safe that only 20 lifeboats were installed. That was barely enough to accommodate half her 2,2…
    …00 passengers and crew. == The Splendour == The RMS Titanic was one of the most opulent liners to have ever been built and the largest steamship in the world. Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage on Wednesday …
  87. CategoryFood — 2016-03-06 00:49:20
    …CategoryFood :: [[CategoryInventions Inventions]] > == Food & Beverages == ---- {{category}} …

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