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Mar
19
2011

Who Invented the Ball and Jack Game

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, [...]

Mar
19
2011

Who Invented Blackjack

Blackjack

Blackjack is a casino game invented in American casinos. No one person can get the credit for inventing Blackjack as the game has evolved over the years. This game is also referred to as Twenty-One. It is one of the most popular gambling games in the world of casino. It was invented in 17th century. In the earlier days, it was called as twenty – one only. When the game was introduced in the United [...]

Mar
19
2011

Who Invented Barbie

Barbie

Barbie is a fashion doll produced in the year 1959. Ruth handler, an American businesswoman designed the Barbie. She got the inspiration from her daughter who preferred adult figured dolls. Most of the dolls at that time were baby dolls. She exhibited her first Barbie in March 9, 1959 at American International Toy Fair. The first Barbie was made in Japan. The fashion dolls were manufactured by the company called Mattel Inc, which was run [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented the Darwin Awards

Darwin Awards

The Darwin awards were invented by Wendy Northcutt in an attempt to mock people who unintentionally remove themselves from the gene pool by performing a single act of stupidity. The awards are based on Charles Darwin’s theory of the ‘Survival of the fittest’ and ironically honour those people who improve the human species by sacrificing their own lives. According to Northcutt, the Darwin awards commemorate people ‘who do a service to humanity by eliminating themselves [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Colour Television

Old Color TV

The world’s first working television was invented by a Scottish engineer called John Logie Baird in England, in the year 1923. The credit of inventing a colour television has been awarded to the same inventor. By adding few improvements, he created the first colour television in the year 1939. The first system used a disc fixed with colour filters, which is shown through a cathode ray tube. He applied for the patent right in the [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Crayons

Crayons

The specifics of the inventor of crayons are quite obscure due to lack of any solid evidence. However it is said that crayons first originated in Europe, when people used a mixture of charcoal and oil for drawings and paintings. The first crayons made were all black in colour due to their charcoal content. Later powdered pigments were added in the crayons to develop them in a variety of different colours. Eventually the use of [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Chess

Chess

The history of the chess game can be traced several centuries ago. It is believed commonly that Chess may have originated in the northwest region of India, during the reign of Gupta’s. Originally chess is also believed to have surfaced in sixth century in China, India and Persia. Chess was formerly called as Chaturariga in India. It was the first version of chess that clearly defined the instructions of the game. Moorish soldiers discovered Persia [...]

Jan
22
2011

Who Invented Chalk

Chalk

Chalk is a porous and soft rock that is a form of limestone, and since it’s a naturally available substance no one invented it as such. The use of chalk for writing and drawing can be dated back to pre-historic times. Hence it is very difficult to find out how the chalk as we know it today, came into existence. What also remains a mystery is the fact who invented the method to form sticks [...]