10 Origins Of Sports Balls

10 Origins Of Sports Balls

The history of the balls used in various sports is rather gruesome. Players used pretty much whatever was available, including simple stitched-together cloth, inflated animal bladders, human heads, and animal and human skulls.[1] Materials and technology have come a long...
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10 Origins Of Famous Phrases

10 Origins Of Famous Phrases

“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch!” “Who let the cat out of the bag?” “Let’s kill two birds with one stone.” These are just some of the phrases, expressions, and proverbs that we all use on a daily basis...
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Top 10 Origins Of Popular Desserts

Top 10 Origins Of Popular Desserts

Food Kerri Lee GluchJune 4, 2017 Desserts around the world have come a long way since they were first made. Dainty versions of well-known desserts stand out in the windows of patisseries, and multiple flavor variations are experimented with to...
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Top 10 Intriguing Origins Of School Supplies

Top 10 Intriguing Origins Of School Supplies

Facts Gary PullmanMay 31, 2017 Many of us take for granted the tools and conveniences we use in our daily lives. Whether in kindergarten or grad school, students are no exception. Probably few have given any thought to how and...
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Top 10 Origins Of Famous Fonts

Top 10 Origins Of Famous Fonts

History Gary PullmanMay 23, 2017 Although they’re literally at our fingertips, we seldom think of them. However, our word processors’ fonts sometimes have intriguing, even surprising origins, and they’re not always free of controversy and criticism. Busi...
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Top 10 Famous Companies With Unexpected Origins

Facts Oliver TaylorApril 19, 2017 We generally associate most companies with specific goods and services. For instance, we associate Shell with oil, Nokia with phones, and Nintendo with games. But these companies and a host of others never started in...
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10 Everyday Things With Totally Unexpected Origins

Our World Mark Oliver December 19, 2016 So many of our habits and the little things we have in our homes have been around for far longer than we ever have. Some of the things we take for granted today...
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