Who invented School?

Who invented School?

In France, we have a song about Charlemagne who invented school, but he didn’t. I don’t know what the lore is in other countries, so I started searching for the truth that is not taught in school:

Who created School?

The idea of people coming together to learn has always existed for all we know. In ancient Greece, they had an Academy—a word coming from the Athenian hero, Akademos—where Plato taught philosophy, for example.

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Who Invented Peanut Butter?

Who Invented Peanut Butter?

Living in France, Peanut Butter was not a part of my diet for a very long time. Nowadays, it’s easier to find some in any food store, but you won’t find it in a lot of kitchens here. The average European eats less than 1 tbsp of peanut butter a year, according to NPR. Researching its history, I understand why. It’s simply not European food.

Who Created Peanut Butter?

The answer is not George Washington Carver, even if a lot of people have credited him for it (and called him the “grandfather of peanuts”). The first peanut butter was eaten by the Aztecs and the Incas of Peru. But it’s not the kind of peanut butter we are talking about today.

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Who Invented the Bra?

Who Invented the Bra?

The other day, I don’t remember why, but my sister was ranting about bras. That’s when I learned that it was invented just a century ago, and I’m like… What? Only a century? But…

Who Created the Bra?

The invention of the bra is technically a century old, but not really. Once again, it’s a case of patents. The oldest “bra” found is as old as ancient Greece. For as long as we know, women had their ways of binding and supporting their breasts. But we are here to talk about the modern bra.

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Who Invented The Body Farm?

Who Invented The Body Farm?

There’s a new old CSI show on CBS with the famous Gil Grisson played by William Petersen. It’s watchable television, but I’m just here for the Grissom bits like when he was overjoyed to take a trip to the Body Farm. Of course, it led me to ask myself:

Who Created the Body Farm?

First, for those who don’t watch too many police procedural dramas, a Body Farm is a research facility where human decomposition is studied in various settings, as a way of objectifying the timing and circumstances of death from human remains (source).

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Who Invented the Bechdel Test?

Who Invented the Bechdel Test?

Maybe I should change the way I titled my articles, because some readers may think the answer is in it. Like with the Laws of Robotics, there’s a history behind the Bechdel Test. But first, if you don’t know what we are talking about today:

What is the Bechdel Test?

According to Merriam-Webster, the Bechdel Test is a set of criteria used as a test to evaluate a work of fiction (such as a film) on the basis of its inclusion and representation of female characters:

  1. The movie has to have at least two women in it,
  2. who talk to each other,
  3. about something other than a man.
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Who Invented the Laws of Robotics?

Who Invented the Laws of Robotics?

I was watching the Apple TV+’s show Foundation based on Isaac Asimov’s books and it reminded me of a story about the origin of the Laws of Robotics. More precisely, I tried to remember what the story was. I googled:

Who Created the Laws of Robotics?

Without surprise, the answer is Isaac Asimov. And it was a bit disconcerting that I didn’t immediately find out more about what inspired him. I had to dig a little deeper (not a lot) to find what I was searching for.

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Who Invented the Radio?

Who Invented the Radio?

Since I started writing this blog, I noticed that one invention often leads to another. For example, the invention of pyro-glycerine led to dynamite. Or the invention of the radio led to the television. I worked on a book about scripted TV once and the beginning of the story was all about radio shows. So, before talking about the invention of the television, I decided to cover:

Who Created the Radio?

Multiple people claimed to have invented the radio like Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi, Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla, and Russian physicist Alexander Stepanovich Popov. None of them discovered electromagnetic waves (like radio waves) or even started to explore their physical properties, but they worked on using them to communicate.

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Who Invented Money?

Who Invented Money?

The other day, my nephew complained about the necessity to go to school, and why did we need money? Me too I hated school and I also hated that I needed money to live. I understand where he comes from. But, where does the money come from?

Who created money?

With a subject like that, you know that the answer won’t be a single person. It’s too old. Money was always here, in a way. Before there was money, people exchanged goods. Nothing more was needed until communities started to grow.

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Who invented the Assembly Line?

Who invented the Assembly Line?

The other day, I was reading about how a computer chip shortage put to a stop the assembly lines at the Renault vehicle manufacturing plant in my city. And of course, I thought…

Who created the Assembly Line?

If we want the simple answer: Henry Ford. With the help of his employee William “Pa” Klann, he set up the first assembly line in 1913 to manufacture his Model T cars.

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Who invented the elevator?

Who invented the elevator?

Sometimes, you really need an elevator, those stairs are too narrow to lift that sofa (and to tell me to pivot!). I always thought that the elevator was a recent invention, but I came to realize I know nothing about it. So, let’s explore the subject!

Who Created the Elevator?

First, what are we talking about? The elevator in your apartment building or the platform Romans used to lift stones to build their concrete colosseum.

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Who invented dynamite?

Who invented dynamite?

I was watching the adventures of Brent from Cerro Gordo on Youtube and he found century-old dynamite in an abandoned mine. He talked about the instability of his discovery, which led me to search for information about…

Who created dynamite?

This answer is a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel during the 1860s. Yes, the same man behind the famous Nobel Prizes.

The two are connected because, when his brother Ludvig died, people thought it was him and a French newspaper published an obituary in which he was described as a merchant of death. Alfred decided to leave behind a better legacy.

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Who invented basketball?

Who invented basketball?

The other day, I saw a trailer for the new Space Jam movie and asked myself: “Why?“ And the answer is: Who knows? Hollywood! And then I thought of that person who had invented the game and how proud of himself he must feel—ironically, of course. But who is that person?

Who created basketball?

Usually, when I try to know who invented what, I end up in a history lesson with multiple answers. Who, what, when, how… It’s not the case with basketball, because it’s the only major American sport with an indisputable known inventor.

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