Tag: Inventions

The History of our Lawns

When early humans roamed the African savannas, the short grasses there allowed them to spot both prey and predators from far away. It's for...

Pillows Throughout The Ages

A quick Google search for "pillows" will return almost a billion page results and over 30,000 shopping results. Pillows are a universal part of...

S.O.S ≠ Save Our Ship

· · · — — — · · ·, the international-standard Morse code distress signal, does not stand for "save our ship." Who knew? I thought it did.  It also doesn't mean "save our souls" or...

The Convict and the Currents

On March 29th, 1889, William Kemmler murdered his common-law wife, Matilda Ziegler, with a hatchet. He wasn't a good guy. If you’re a believer in a well-balanced...

The History of the Chainsaw (Guest Post)

Big, bushy beards, red flannel shirts, and suspenders. The stereotypical image of the lumberjack is something that many people know. The lumberjack has two...

The Emergence of Trademarks Throughout History

trade·mark noun -ˌmärk 1 : a device (as a word) pointing distinctly to the origin or ownership of merchandise to which it is applied and...