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How Microwave Oven was invented

microwave oven

Microwave ovens have become an essential part of our homes.  Did you ever wonder how this easy and quick way of cooking started? The microwave oven did not come about as a result of someone trying to find a better, faster way to cook. During World War II, Dr. Spencer noticed something very unusual. He was testing a new vacuum ... Read More »

Ferdinand Magellan-the first to sail round the world

Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who became known for having organised the expedition that resulted in the first circumnavigation of the Earth completed by Juan Sebastian Elcano. Magellan’s expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean, and the first to cross the Pacific. His expedition completed the first circumnavigation of ... Read More »

Largest recorded snowflake

snowflake

The largest recorded snowflake was 15in wide and 8in thick. It fell in Montana in 1887. Read More »

Neil Armstrong – first man on the moon

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was a NASA astronaut and the first man on the moon or, more accurately, the first man to set foot on the moon. He was also an accomplished test pilot and a figure so large in American and world history that you can bet many generations from now people will still be talking about him, as well as ... Read More »

Takshashila – The world’s first University

Takshashila - worlds first university

The world’s first University was established in Takshashila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. The world’s first University Takshashila has a special place in the history ... Read More »

Great Pyramid of Giza

pyramid of giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the one and only Wonder which does not require a description by early historians and poets. It is the one and ... Read More »

Wright brothers – The first to invent successful airplane

wright brothers aeroplane

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. From 1905 to 1907, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the ... Read More »

Father’s Day – full history

fathers day I Love You Daddy

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father’s Day was created to complement Mother’s Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United ... Read More »

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