Who Invented Cigarettes?

Marlboro Cigarette

A cigarette is made up of finely cut tobacco rolled in paper and used for smoking. The cigarettes that are widely available in the market today are milder compared to cigar tobacco. Most commercially produced cigarettes are made the same way; they are treated with sugar and butterfat to cover the bitter … Read more

Why are coins historically round and not square?

Why are coins historically round and not square?

We can find quite a few reasons for the roundness of coins–these relate to different time periods, but interestingly there are actually several examples of square-shaped coins. However, the round coin is definitely more common no matter what country and history we’re talking about. The most obvious reason for coins being round … Read more

Why is handwriting from the past so much prettier than writing now?

Why is handwriting from the past so much prettier than writing now

It’s some relief to other people who, until today, enjoy daily journaling and using their favorite pens and notebooks in writing down their thoughts and daily happenings in their lives. Back then, mailboxes were stuffed with actual letters, not e-mails.   Your teacher will praise you for having good penmanship, but your … Read more

What was the Cold War? And why is it called Cold War?

What was the Cold War? And why is it called Cold War?

Despite the phrase suggesting that a battle occurred in a cold location, the Cold War was not actually a continuous armed conflict. Rather, it was an intense political situation created by the aggressive policies created by both the United States of America and the Soviet Union (USSR). The Cold War virtually ended … Read more

How did America get its name?

How did America get its name?

Even though it was Christopher Columbus who discovered the American continent, he had no role in naming the land. He thought the place he had discovered was India, as that was his goal. In a bizarre turn of events, America was named after the Italian traveler Amerigo Vespucci by two cartographers, possibly … Read more

Where there ever Black slave owners?

Where there ever Black slave owners?

While the modern history of slavery is built on racial discrimination and superiority complex, there are some unpopular truths that many have been forgotten to acknowledge. While the slave tradition was certainly fertilized by the white people, many free blacks involved themselves in buying and selling slaves in America. The pieces of … Read more

When and where did slavery start?

When and where did slavery start?

 What’s in the name? Aristotle tagged them as “human instruments,” marking their use as tools while the fifth century Anglo-Saxons called the people they captured “Welshman.” They are later dubbed as “slaves,” originating from the time the Germans supplied the slaves they seized to Europe’s markets. Britney Spears probably could have been … Read more

Why do we toast drinks to celebrate?

Why do we toast drinks to celebrate

You’re in a party, then suddenly your friends gathered around, raised their glasses of wine, and gently bumped it with each other. Cheers! You just witnessed a toast. This act of celebratory clinking of glasses called a toast originated from hundreds of years. However, there is no specific information written in our … Read more

What is Root Beer? What is its history?

What is Root Beer? What is its history?

Are you craving for a root beer float? A good root beer’s spiky kick paired with rich, creamy vanilla ice cream is truly a match made in heaven. However, a good float will also need the best root beer you can find. There’s nothing more refreshing to many people, than a frosty … Read more