Curious History

17 October, 2017
Curious History

The Story of Air Conditioners

All About Cooling Machines The foremost cooling systems apparatus was devised by an American physician, Dr. John Gorrie in Florida. In the 1830s, he designed a fan-like machine, which blew across an ice container for cooling hospital rooms. In 1881, ... Read More

Exploring Food Allergies

Common Food Allergies Food allergies have been around since antiquity. Lucretius, the Roman philosopher, in 50 B.C. had observed, 'What is food to one person, may be bitter poison to others'. The first recorded food allergic reaction was somewhere around ... Read More

A Little Plumbing History – Where it began and where it is now

Oh, the miracle of modern day plumbing, you can turn on your tap and instantly have running water delivered at your command. Hot water for showers, cold water for drinking, and even room temp water can be attained with a ... Read More
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Heartbreaking Tale of Divorce

American Divorce Proceedings The first recorded divorce in New World dates back to the 17th century when a woman was granted a divorce from her disloyal husband by the puritan court in Massachusetts. All through the colonial years, divorce and ... Read More

The evolution tale of granite countertops

Granite countertops Nowadays whenever a person thinks about kitchen remodeling, granite is the first material which comes in mind for the kitchen counter . To have a nicer kitchen just installation of a granite counter top is enough. But have ... Read More

Wickedly Haunted Wedding Venues

Light bulbs turning ON-OFF automatically! Chandeliers swaying in empty rooms! Giggling sound of children around pool area! Humming voice of a woman audible in hall! Sound of footsteps on staircase! Seems like nightmares, right? But there are wedding venues, which are actually haunted. If you want to tie knot at…

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History of American gangsters

The American Mafia was an organized crime web that operated across the United States, especially…

Historical Origins of the Doula

Doulas provide labor support to women undergoing childbirth.  The term “doula” was developed in the…

Gold in Human History

The history of gold is as fascinating as the precious metal itself. Human civilizations would…

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U.S. Presidential history

Departing the traditional monarchical system of Britain, the founding fathers of U.S. constitution drafted a system where the American citizen had the responsibility and power…

A Captivating Story of Wedding Gowns

Traditional White Wedding Dresses Wedding ceremonies are a symbol of love and commitment between the couples, but in ancient times it was more like a business venture. Wedding gowns selected by the bride's family represented their wealth and status. Sometimes they stitched their jewels on ... Read More

A Historical Slice of the Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake Designs Since ancient times, weddings have never been complete without cakes. The ancient Roman wedding ceremony would culminate with a food fight where breaking a wheat or barley cake on the bride's head was considered as a sign of good fortune. The newlyweds ... Read More

A Little Plumbing History – Where it began and where it is now

Oh, the miracle of modern day plumbing, you can turn on your tap and instantly have running water delivered at your command. Hot water for showers, cold water for drinking, and even room temp water can be attained with a mere turn of the wrist. ... Read More

A Tradition Of Prom Nights

Prom night is when curfews are broken, limousines are taken for a fun ride, girls dressed in colorful gowns and boys in ill-fitting tux pose for pictures they will remember for the rest of their lives. A prom, short for promenade, was a simple banquet ... Read More

All About Basketball Camps

The Evolution of Basketball Camp The YMCA institutions in the US first understood the significance of imparting physical education to young boys to help in their overall development. They also found that YMCAs that had introduced sports to their program did well. Therefore, YMCA gave ... Read More

Ancient cure for allergies and asthma

Allergies and asthma have become a household name. We have read about King Menses of Egypt dying after a wasp sting; Roman Emperor Claudius's son was allergic to horse and how King Henry III ate strawberries and put Lord William Hastings to death. So, how ... Read More

Ancient Egyptian Air Conditioner over 4,000 Years Old

Ancient Egyptians during the Old Kingdom (2600 BC) buried two ships near the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops and the ships are known as “Khufu ships”, “Cheops ships” or “Solar ships.” When these Cheops ship is excavated, it is found that the ship has fly ... Read More

Ancient Egyptian Beauty Secrets of Queen Cleopatra!

Have you ever wondered about the timeless beauty of Egyptian Queen Cleopatra? Have you ever imagined how Cleopatra had perfectly straight hair during ancient period (obviously,  hair straightening treatments  didn’t exist during 70 BC)? Or are you interested to know about the secret behind picture ... Read More

Ancient Humans Left Evidence Of The Party That Happened 4,000 Years Ago

It’s not just you and your friends who  rent party supplies  for a grand celebration. Ancient humans also used to party hard. Researchers of University of Missouri have found the residues of the party in the Fox Temple on the Buena Vista site (located in ... Read More

Ancient Indian treatment for Arthritis Pain…!

Your joints may be inflamed, achy or stiff because of osteoarthritis—but the treatment which you take to reduce joint pain may cause serious side effects to other parts of your body! Have you ever heard about ancient Indian treatments for arthritis? Ayurvedic treatment for Arthritis ... Read More