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  1. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …nd the seals between the components leaked. Because the valve was unreliable, there had to be an overflow. Although the parts were in a wooden case, the toilet did smell. The 'U-bend', or the water-sealed trap, was invented in 1782. This could r…
    …ent, was a Pottery manufacturer in England. By 1870, Thomas Twyford's improved version of the Bramah contained no metal parts, and in 1885 he created the one-piece 'wash-out' toilet, called the 'Unitas'. This used a 'P'-shaped trap. In 1885, he …
  2. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    …s chief designer, George Carter, worked closely with Whittle to design a plane. The engine was built from various test parts and they called it the W.1X, which ran for the first time on '''December 14, 1940'''. This engine powered the Gloster E…
  3. English Language — 2018-01-26 21:45:55
    …anguages evolved Old English (or Anglo-Saxon Englisc ). It was an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what are now [[England]] and southern Scotland from around 450 to 1250 AD. It is a West Germanic language and is clo…
    …sely related to '''Old Frisian'''. In fact parts of coastal Netherlands around Terschelling have word sounds that are very close to present day English. This period is…
  4. Plastic — 2018-01-25 10:47:21
    … Smartphones Computers Televisions Xbox Toys Dolls Chairs Electric plugs sockets Footballs Artificial Grass Flowers Car parts Tools Conservatories Windows Doors Acrylic glass Perspex Knives Forks Plates Spoons Ornaments Lights Toilet seats Pipes…
  5. Antiseptic — 2017-10-22 20:52:56
    …ic" width="" }} In 1879, **Listerine** mouthwash was named after him for his tireless work. This is now popular in many parts of the world. Microorganisms named in his honour: pathogenic bacterial genus Listeria and the food-borne pathogen List…
  6. Scouts — 2017-06-15 01:16:10
    …s ideas on four patrols of boys from London and Bournemouth. Scouting for Boys was initially printed in six fortnightly parts, and sold very quickly. {{Image url="Scoutlogo.png" title="The Scout Logo" width="160" class="left" }} Baden-Powell ha…
  7. Split the Atom — 2017-05-20 11:31:05
    …herford's Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University [[England]], Englishman Cockcroft and Irishman Walton used spare parts along with some wood and nails to build the world's first nuclear-particle accelerator in 1929. Rutherford had split th…
  8. Telephone — 2017-05-16 10:26:05
    ….jpg" class="right" title="Bell Transmitter Receiver" width="600" }} Thomas Watson became an associate of Bell. He made parts and built models of Bell's inventions. One day while they were working Bell accidently heard the sound of a plucked ree…
  9. Meccano — 2017-05-14 01:23:25
    parts were continually being introduced and in 1904, six sets, packed in tin boxes with instruction manuals in French and Eng…
  10. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …e game it is now. Played by the army officers and aristocracy stationed in India the game grew in complexity and in its parts. The game of snooker has pretty much stayed the same since == Bungee Jumping 1979 == {{Image url="Bungy_jump.jpg" clas…

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