Who Invented Aspirin?

Who Invented Aspirin?

I was reading “The Doomsday Book” by Connie Willis the other day. It’s about a pandemic and time travel to medieval times, not always the lightest read as you may imagine. At some point a young character remarked aspirin, thinking it was always there. But in truth, it was not. Who Created Aspirin? Everybody knows…

Who Invented the Piano?

Who Invented the Piano?

For some time now, I’m house hunting. I noticed that houses for rich people often have a piano in them. Maybe it’s a regional thing, but it led me to think about: Who Created the Piano? Originally, we didn’t talk about “piano,” but about the pianoforte, because it’s an Italian invention—the name being itself derived…

Who Invented Psychedelic Art?

Who Invented Psychedelic Art?

This week, Cartoonist Kayfabe—a comic book YouTube channel—did a video entitled “Who Invented Psychedelic Art?” about the work of artist L.B. Cole. Watching the video, I never get the answer to the question and I went online to seek it. Who Created Psychedelic Art? Well, first, what is Psychedelic Art? According to Merriam-Webster, the definition…

Who invented the GIF?

Who invented the GIF?

I first connected to the Internet at the end of the 1990s, and there were already GIFs. It was mostly little animated logos, some arrows bouncing around, that kind of stuff. I never really thought about it until this week when the death of the creator of the GIF was announced. I was like… Who…

Who Invented Cinema?

Who Invented Cinema?

I sometimes evoked books I read, but I also watch a lot of movies! I know, not really original. Also, I read books about the history of cinema and other actors’ biography. But I’ve never really taken a look at the origin of the medium. Until today! Who Created Cinema? First, as always, we are…