Western Culture – Nobody invented the wedding dress – they have evolved over time. Originally in the middle ages and just after, weddings were unions for political reasons or strategic alliances between families and countries. The woman would wear fabrics and furs to reflect their families’ wealth, so silk and velvet would be featured. […]
Who invented the Magnifying Glass?
Roger Bacon- The magnifying glass was developed by Roger Bacon in the 13th Century Bacon (1214–1292) was a lecturer at Oxford University who conducted many experiments with mirrors to help explain the laws of refraction and reflection. He is accredited with inventing the convex lens simply because he was the first to describe its properties, […]
Who invented the iPod?
Apple Inc. – The ipod was invented by the American company Apple Inc in 2001. Whilst Apple Inc are firmly recognised as the inventors of the ipod the original concept of a digital storage and music player was drawn up by an Englishman Kane Kramer. When he was aged 23 he drew a rough design […]
Who Invented Smarties?
Rowntree Mackintosh Limited – Smarties were invented by the British Rowntree Company in 1882. During Georgian times chocolate became popular amongst the wealthy and were originally known by the French term crottes du lapin, which means rabbit droppings, so called because they were small round balls of dark chocolate which looked very similar! However, these […]
Who Invented Pizza?
The Italians – Pizza was probably invented by the Italians in the 10th Century. The origin of the word pizza is uncertain. In Italian it means ‘pie’ and may have come from the Greek word pitta or the Latin word pinsa meaning flatbread. The invention of the pizza itself is also uncertain and cannot be […]
Who Invented the Pascal Programming Language ?
Niklaus Wirth – The Pascal programming language was developed by Niklaus Wirth in 1968 and first published for use in 1970. Pascal is a programming language that was designed in the late 1960’s. In 1970 it was published by Niklaus Wirth and uses structured programming techniques such as conditional and loop structures and the ability […]
Who Invented the Floppy Disk?
David Noble – The ‘floppy disk’ was invented by David Nobel working for IBM in 1967. The first floppy disk was invented by a team of researchers at IBM. The team was headed by Alan Shugart and the main designer in the team was David Noble. The professionals at IBM wanted to create a device […]
Who Invented the Cheeseburger?
Lionel SternBerger – The Cheeseburger was invented by Lionel Sternberger in the USA in 1926. A number of claims have been made as to who created the first cheeseburger but the earliest is that of Lionel Sternberger who was working as a chef at his father’s sandwich shop, ‘The Rite Spot’ in Pasadena, California when […]
Who Invented the Google Search Engine?
Sergey Brin and Larry Page – The Google Search Engine was Invented By Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998. The most popular search engine, Google, was invented by the Soviet born Sergey Brin and American Larry Page in 1998. They named it Google, after the Googol. The Googol is the term for the number […]
Who Invented Bubblegum?
Walter Diemer – Bubblegum was invented by Walter Diemer in Philadelphia in 1928. He never applied for a patent for the product.The ancient Greek’s actually utilised the first form of chewing gum when they chewed the resin from mastic trees. The first bubble gum is said to have been invented by Frank Fleer and Peter […]