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Latest Curiosities

The Swinging Cabin of SS Bessemer

Apr 9, 2024

English inventor Sir Henry Bessemer, renowned for his groundbreaking steel manufacturing process that still bears his name, once lamented, “...

The Rajah Quilt

Apr 5, 2024

Nestled within the textiles collection at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra lies a gem of historical significance and artistic p...

5 Times Weather Played Foul For An Invading Army

Apr 1, 2024

Throughout history, weather has played a significant role in military campaigns, sometimes altering its course and reshaping the destiny of ...

Claude Ruggieri: Master of Pyrotechnic Brilliance

Mar 27, 2024

Fireworks have accompanied celebrations and festivities for at least a thousand years. They were first used in China during the Song dynasty...

Karl von Drais And The Laufmaschine

Mar 21, 2024

In April 1815, Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in present-day Indonesia, erupted with a violence never seen before in recorded histor...

Watch 1505: The World's First Watch

Mar 19, 2024

In 1987, during a school trip to London, a watchmaker apprentice stumbled upon a rare find at an antique flea market. Concealed within a box...

Dhunge Dhara: Nepal’s 1,600-Year-Old Drinking Water Fountains

Mar 16, 2024

The tiny country of Nepal, nestled between India and Tibet, boasts of a very robust drinking water supply system that dates back to at least...

The Osoaviakhim-1 Disaster

Mar 13, 2024

Between 1930 and 1932, Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard made more than two dozen trips to the upper atmosphere using a balloon of his design...

Horizontal Collaboration: Sleeping With The Enemy

Mar 7, 2024

The historic D-Day landing by Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of a crucial phase in World War...

John Stringfellow And The World's First Powered Flight

Mar 5, 2024

In 1842, British engineers William Samuel Henson and John Stringfellow received a patent for a flying machine. Unlike previous attempts made...