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The History of Wine – The Grapes of Time

The grape – where did it come from? How did somebody figure out they could crush it, ferment the juice, and come up with wine? The answer to that is – nobody knows. The history of wine is a cloudy one, at least before 6000 B.C. It’s been said that there was an awful lot of wine consumed in those days, so perhaps that’s why there wasn’t much recording of current happenings at the time. So we’ll outline what we do know about the major progressions of wine drinking and wine making throughout the years.

The History of Halloween – a Haunting Past

Trick or treat! Isn’t it fun to see all the little children dressed up in their Halloween costumes? The little angels, the little devils; the little cowboys, the little Indians; the little fairies, the little witches – all shapes and styles of fun costumes. But have you ever thought about where this custom came from? We’d like to tell you all about the interesting history of Halloween. So put on your Halloween costume and read on.

The History of Garage Doors – The Search for the Perfect Carriage House

If you’re a history buff, or even if you’re not, you may have wondered why this old saying comes up again and again throughout time: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, here it is again. But if it’s repeated so many times, there must be some truth to it, wouldn’t you think? So when we’re looking at the history of garage doors, it’s only natural that it would follow the history of the car. Let’s see why.

The History of Fax Machines – Get the Message

Fax machines - new technology, right? Not so, my friend. Of course, they don't go back as far as the old smoke or drum signals used centuries ago. But they do go back over 150 years.

Fax machines (short for facsimile machines) are now an integral member of the office machine family, including the printer and the photocopier. However, the fax machine uses a different technology than the others. And when you discover the historic path of office machine technology, you'll see why the fax machine was the forerunner.

The History of Father’s Day – A Tale of Strength and Love

We all have a father. But how many of us have stopped to think about exactly what a father is? The dictionary describes a father as “a male parent”. A parent is described as “one who nurtures and raises a child”. But isn’t it more than that? Isn’t a father a source of strength for the family? The stereotype of a father is usually the strong one, the one with the “iron hand”, while the mother is the soft one. But deep down inside, the father is as loving as the mother. He just shows it in a different way. And that’s why Father’s Day was created.

The History of Easter – Easter Blessings to Easter Bunnies

Everybody knows the history of Easter, right? It’s the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, right? Well, yes and no. We’ve done some digging and found that Easter had it’s crude beginnings before Jesus was born. We’re going to tell you all about it. And we’re also going to tell you how the Easter bunny came about. Surprisingly enough, they were actually connected – also before Jesus was born. Check this out.

The History of DSL Internet Access – A Race for Technological Speed

The technological race is a fast-paced one indeed. Improvements are constantly being sought. What had at one time seemed to be amazing advances quickly became yesterday’s news. But have you ever wondered where it all started? Has DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) always moved at this speed? This history of DSL Internet access will show just how quickly new technology became old.

The History of Credit Cards – It All Started In The 18th Century

Have you ever stopped to think about the evolution of your credit card? Where did it come from? How was this system of paying for your purchases developed? Would you believe that the history of credit cards actually started way back in the 18th century?

The History of Contact Lenses – Seeing our Way into the Future

Contact lenses – new technology? Hardly! Would you believe, way back in 1508, Leonardo Da Vinci sketched and described several forms of contact lenses? Of course, we all know the results of Da Vinci’s insatiable curiosity – he was dedicated to discovering the mysteries of nature. That’s how he came to create the first record of putting a device on the eye to improve vision. He didn’t realize how “visionary” was his idea!

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