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# Who Invented the Balloon

There are several stories towards invention of balloons. Both gas filled and hot-air balloons were invented in the year 1783. Etienne Montgolfier and his brother Joseph from France noticed that bits of paper floated in the hot air escaping the chimney when the fire of their kitchen was alight. They tried an experiment based on the same process with paper bags in 1782. They made paper bags out of cloth lined with paper. In a […]

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2011

# Who Invented the Balance Beam

Laurie Gallus Gary Gallus invented the balance beam. The balance beam is an artistic apparatus in gymnasium and also used for performing many gymnastic events. The event as well the apparatus are referred to as a simple term called beam. BB is the English abbreviation of this event. The balance beam is a long and narrow beam that is raised from the floor area on one leg. This event is performed only be female gymnasts. […]

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# Who Invented Boxing

The history of boxing was first associated with the Egyptians where carvings of fist fighting’s between two people were found of 3rd and 2nd Millenium BC. There was great contribution from the Greeks as well in the field of boxing. There are written evidences about fights between two men. Legends also say that ruler Thesius of the 9th century BC used to organize a form of fighting with hands between two people and the result […]

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2011

# Who Invented Bowling

There is always a debate as who and when invented bowling. Many historians have different approaches and thesis to show the origin of this extremely popular modern game. A study states that it was in the Stone Age where the game originally got its origin. Many archeologists have associated the game with the Egyptians. A British anthropologist, Flinders Petrie, in his study found some extremely interesting facts on the grave of a child. However many […]

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2011

# Who Invented the Abacus

Abacus is the oldest calculating and counting device. Its origin dates back to 2700 – 2300BC in the Sumerian times. However, abacus as we know today was invented by Chinese during 2nd century BC. It is also referred to as counting device that has been used in Asia and Africa for arithmetical calculations. The development of abacus can be classified into three stages namely Ancient Age, Middle Age and the Modern Age. Prior to the […]

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2011

# Who Invented Calculus

The vast history of calculus has its history that goes back to 1820 BC. Egyptians had calculus but did not know the exact formulas, some of which are today considered invalid. Later on Archimedes developed the study of limits which was earlier studied by Greek mathematician Euxodus. The formulas for finding the areas of geometrical shapes were later developed in countries like China in 3rd century AD. The history of derivative came in 12th century […]

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# Who Invented Boolean Logic

Boolean logic was first invented 19th century by George Boole after whom the branch is named. Boolean logic is considered as the main base for computer digital logic and has paved way for information technology. He is known for his statement where he said that no general method for solution of probability can be established which doesn’t recognize the universal laws of thought. According to him the laws of thought form the basis of all […]

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# Who Invented Astrology

Astrology is an ancient science which was originated by the Babylonians and its use can be dated back to as early as 3000B.C. The term ‘astrology’ is a Greek word literally meaning ’Science of the Stars’. The Babylonians applied this science to predict future events such as wars, metrological conditions, famines etc. It is believed that they were the first ones to notice how the position of the sun influenced the seasons and the agricultural […]

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# Who Invented Algebra

Algebra is the major branch of mathematics that deals with study of operations and relation, construction methods, concepts, polynomial equation and much more. A mathematician named Al-Khwarizmi invented the algebra. He wrote about algebra in one of his books in the year 820. The term algebra has been derived from the Arabic word Al-Jabr, which means equation and was the title of inventor Al-Khwarizmi’s book. He was the first person who has solved the difficult […]

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# Who Invented the Ball and Jack Game

Ball and jack game originated 2000 years ago. It has been referred to as different names in different regions. It was called as the jack game in the ancient period by Egyptians and Romanians. It was also referred to as jack stones, jack rocks, five stones, knuckle bones, snobs, etc. Children used pebbles, small stones or bones of small animals to play the game. Older version of games used five stones made of clay, wood, […]