Curious History

Curious History

History of transition from black and white printing to color printing

The technology that you are enjoying today has evolved as a result of painstaking effort and unthinkable commitment of inventors over hundreds of years. One of the most remarkable inventions of the human history is printing. Yes, Printing! Printing is ... Read More

Tallest Female Identical Twins Who led Virginia's Women's Basketball Team

Heather and Heidi Burge are renowned name in the world of professional basketball. In 1991, these girls led the Virginia's women basketball team in NCAA tournament . Heather and Heidi Burge hold the Guinness Book of Record of being tallest ... Read More

The Long and Sad History of Obesity

Obesity is a worldwide health problem, and since 1980 its prevalence has doubled across the globe. Many weight loss doctors and scientists are working hard to treat and prevent obesity. While researchers do not have all the answers about the ... Read More

The History of Independence Day

When most people in America think about Independence Day, it conjures up visions of backyard barbecues complete with ice cold beer and grilled hot dogs before the whole family heads out to watch a fireworks show. Though this is certainly ... Read More
History of Black and White Vintage Photography

History of Black and White Vintage Photography

Throughout the history of photography black and white vintage photography provides a distinct view of the world through the camera’s lens.  Black and white vintage photography presents what street photographers consider the real world where a decisive moment occurs.  Instead ... Read More
History of the Magic

Throughout history, different cultures have had their unique forms of magic, such as hoodoo, shamanism, and voodoo. Magic can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where it was closely tied…

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The History of Nursing

Nowadays, nursing is growing in popularity as a career because it has been voted as…

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…

anniversary gifts

The History of Anniversary Gifts

The first documented instance of the practice of giving anniversary gifts dates back to the 18th-century German tradition of silberne Hochzeit. Here, wives would receive silver wreaths from their husbands or friends on their 25th wedding anniversary. If the couple were together for 50 years, the wives would get gold wreaths. While these wreaths were given as memories of the occasion, which was also commemorated by exuberant celebrations, they also ... Read More

The Viking Age: Exploring the Seafaring Warriors of the North

The Viking Age, spanning from the 9th to the 11th century, witnessed the rise of Scandinavian seafaring warriors known as Vikings or Norsemen. These intrepid explorers and raiders embarked on voyages that would leave an indelible mark on European history. In this article, we will delve into the origins of the word Viking, the composition of Viking societies, their motivations for raiding, and their profound impact on Europe. Origins of ... Read More
Bahri Tufina

Bahri Tufina’s Watchmaking Legacy

The Tufina family's legacy is one defined by their resolute preservation of watchmaking heritage, a commitment that endured even through subsequent periods of turmoil. From enduring dictatorship to cultivating an educational institution, and from traversing continents to revitalizing their craft, the Tufina family's journey exemplifies an unyielding pursuit of excellence and the eternal power of resilience. In this article we will delve in more detail into the story of Bahri ... Read More

The study of sleep disorders

Insomnia was first reported in the ancient Egyptian texts, where opium was used to treat the  sleep disorder . In the 17th century, medicine underwent a change from the doctrines of Aristotle, Galileo, to more scientific theories. It was against this background that neurologists Thomas Willis and Thomas Sydenham came up with principles and practice of clinical neurology. Willis contributed to the knowledge of various sleep disorders, including Restless Leg ... Read More
medieval weapons

Medieval Weapons That Shaped the Face of War and History

The medieval period lasted from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries, and it was one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in human history, defined by conflict, chivalry, and significant scientific advances. When it came to conflict, both the East and West had almost similar experiences. In the West, Germanic tribes clashed with Roman Empire soldiers, resulting in the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The Crusades fought to ... Read More

The Origins of Masonry

Stone and Brick Masonry Whether it is the pyramids in Egypt, the Great Wall of China or the Colosseum in Rome - these architectural structures are the iconic examples of masonry. The birth of hardscaping and masonry can be dated back to the first agricultural age with the expansion of the Fertile Crescent between 9,000 to 7,000 BC. At this time, fire was used to craft mortar. Mortars made of ... Read More

Francisco de Borja Queipo and House of Queipo

Francisco de Borja Queipo and family, House of Queipo, Grandee of Spain, is a Spanish noble house with royal ancestry (Borgia); including politicians, diplomats, religious figures and military leaders. Among the aristocratic titles are: viceroys, dukes, marquesses, counts, viscounts, knights, lords, ladies, among others. As well as Prime Minister of Spain, Mayor of Madrid, President of the Parliament and the Council of Ministers, ministers, governors, regents, senators, congressmen, ambassador, counselors, ... Read More

A Brief History Of Katana The Samurai Swords

The sword ruled the battlefield before firearms took over. And, of all the shining blades in history, from the saber to the broadsword, feudal Japan’s katana is by far the most iconic. The term katana was initially used to designate a sword during the Kamakura era (1185-1333), although swords have been made in Japan for over two centuries. Japanese swords were initially simple variants of Chinese swords with straight, double-edged ... Read More

History of Japanese Traditional Beauty Secret

Interestingly, while beauty standards tend to fluctuate with time, beauty standards in Japan have almost remained the same—Japanese beauty focuses on creating a flawless appearance with an emphasis on lighter, brighter skin. “A fair complexion hides seven flaws” is an old Japanese saying that shows how much the Japanese value light skin. Even now, when beauty trends come and go, women in Japan still strive for a pale idea of ... Read More
History of the Magic

History of the Magic

Throughout history, different cultures have had their unique forms of magic, such as hoodoo, shamanism, and voodoo. Magic can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where it was closely tied to religion and spirituality. Then, it was used for various purposes, such as divination, healing, and influencing the natural world. How far back can we go? The history of magic can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as the ... Read More