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The idea was originally popularized by a Science Fiction author Arthur C. Clarke in a story published in 1945. It didn't take the world that long to catch up. The first satellites used for television signals were launched in 1962. The Telstar and Relay 1 satellites broadcast signals from Europe to…
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All forms of football including American football, Canadian football, Australian rules football, Gaelic football, Association football (soccer), Rugby Union and Rugby League football can be traced back hundreds of years to a ball game known as "Shrovetide football". The word "football" is from the E…
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the invention of basketball has had a profound effect for those wise enough to exploit it's marketability basketball has made America famouse since it was created by a man who was asked by olympic athlets to make a indoor sport that was non contact and they could play that was very energetic.
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Most football historians agree that American football has its origins in English soccer (international football) and rugby. Rugby began in 1823 at the Rugby Boys School in England. But American football is, almost by definition, an American invention.The roots of football in American collegesAfter t…
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Sir Alec John Jeffreys, (born in 1950 in Oxford) is a British geneticist, who developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting and DNA genome sequencing. This led to tests for testing paternity.
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If you mean for sport it is doubtful there is enough recorded evidence to exactly pinpoint any one person or culture. Regardless from watching several TLC documentaries.The ancient Aztecs played a form of basketball with a hoop placed on the side of a wall. They used a crude leather ball. Ancient Eg…
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LacrosseThe North American Indians invented it. They were playing the game for centuries when the first French explorers first observed the game and named it "la crosse", which of course is French for "the stick", referring to the the primary implement of which the game is played.To elaborate, the N…
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It was an airfield. There is also still a farm on the infield.
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History has recorded the invention of lacrosse occurred in the 1400s in what is now Huron County, New York. It was invented by native Americans in New York as a training game for war. The object was not to get the ball in the opponents goal as it is today but to injure as many people on the opposin…
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Toccer The first sport known to be invented by a black person in America is the sport of "toccer." Toccer was invented by Ron Bronson in 2004. Toccer is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and is the first racquet played on a field, rather than a court. It is the first field sport in t…
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Touching Base The answer as to who invented baseball wages a great debate. Was it Rounders? Abner Doubleday? Alexander Cartwright? The following are views from WikiAnswers contributors: The English invented baseball (see Baseball Before We Knew It, by David Block) Baseball was invented in Englan…
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The British invented it. Verified Source of Origin.... "The game of Rounders has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a small ha…
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The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891. Naismith was a Canadian physical education instructor at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. In December of 1891, the director of the school, Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick, asked Naismith to find a physical…
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It started as just an indoor sport for the students at Springfield High School.When it became a professional sport it was the most popular sport at the time.
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Basketball has changed dramatically from when it was first invented by James Naismith in 1891. Here are some of the ways it has changed: There are many more rules. It originally had 13.The baskets are not peach baskets like they were in the beginning. Now the basket includes a rim, a net, and a bac…
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The rules of basketball have undergone significant development since its invention in 1891.Timeline of the evolution of the rules of basketball1895: The free throw line was officially placed 15 feet (4.6 m) from the basket. Before this, many gyms had the line 20 feet (6.1 m) from the basket.1896: A …
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Football is the official name for soccer. Soccer comes from association football. Only in the USA and Canada do they say soccer. The global name for football is of course football. The global name for American football is gridiron. Gridiron is a code of handball and not football.Football is a sport …
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The origins of football is hotly debated, from Mexico to China, but the current game as we know it is from England. Football is said to have been invented in England in 1863. It was in this year that the first association governing the game was founded. Football refers a number of sports which inv…
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Rugby (started in England, 1823) was introduced to North America by the British Army in Montreal in 1868, which played a series of games with McGill University. In 1874, McGill arranged to play a few games at Harvard, which liked the new game so much that it became a feature of the Ivy League. Bot…
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Walter Camp is called the 'Father of American Football'. Click on the Walter Camp link on this page to read about him. Walter Camp is actually credited with inventing football. He was a former player & coach at Yale and developed the basic rules by combining soccer with rugby. Rinus Michel was t…
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that statement is incorrect! so was the google searching ability - Stagg - born 1862, Yost - born 1871 , Warner - born 1871, Heisman - born 1869 those people mentioned below do not make any impact toward the game for at least more than a decade or later in time It was more of a gr…
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The first mention of anything like football comes from China in the 2nd and 3rd century BC. A military training exercise involved kicking a ball through a target, whilst being attacked by opponents. Something similar also existed in Japan. The first game of this type was played in ancient Greece and…
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Answer http://worldsoccer.about.com/cs/historyandstats/a/sochistart.htm "There is documentary evidence that a a game or skill building exercise, involving kicking a ball into a small net, was used by the Chinese military during the Han Dynasty - around the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. Earl…
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I don't know the exact inventor of soccer, though what I do know, is that it was invented in England. I think it was a number of people who invented soccer and not just one person. Look at the question (on this site) Where Did Soccer Originate? I answered that question and it has more information o…
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Probably the actual inventor of the mask will remain unknown. Masks were worn by some goalies after injuries even way back in the early days of hockey. However, goalie Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens is credited with making the mask a permanent part of the goalie's equipment back in the fi…
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The first rocket which could fly high enough to claim the title "first space rocket" was invented by German scientists Werner Von BraunA and Walter Riedel.B The rocket was called V2 but was part of a program from Nazi Germany to attack Britain during World War 2. The first V2 to reach space was la…
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Stress induced most of the time, other reasons could be nerve damage, anxiousness, anxiety and you can stop it with pressure most of the time. Eyes can be closed real tight for about 15-20 sec. and the cheek just hold it with your hand opened and pushing on your cheek where it twitches. If you d…
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The history of the alphabet started in ancient Egypt. By 2700 BCE Egyptian writing had a set of some 24 hieroglyphs which are called uniliterals, to represent syllables that begin with a single consonant of their language, plus a vowel (or no vowel) to be supplied by the native speaker. These glyphs…
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The Indians of the Northeast kept everything pretty simple. They Summered at the coasts, and Wintered inland (typicaly in Fur Forestation). They built shelters of Wood, bark, Pine Straw, deer hide, etc. Many housed several families at a time. As for more ancient civilizations in the Northeast,eviden…
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The Chinese, or differential, windlass was invented in 1582.
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Invention of the Internet Many people think that the Internet is a recent innovation, when in fact the fundamental ideas behind the Internet have been around for over a quarter century. The development of what we now call the Internet started in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the fi…
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Answer The Internet was originally developed by DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - as a means to share information on defense research between involved universities and defense research facilities. Originally it was just email and FTP sites as well as the Usenet, where scienti…
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%REPLIES% Answer it was invented by the military as a means of communication. dunno the guy's name. how he came up with it was most likely that he needed to connect computers over a long distance. Answer Yes, the government along with universities developed the internet as a way for scient…
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Cerf and Robert Kahn invented the Internet Protocol, and the Transmission Control Protocol, together known as TCP/IP. At that time, they both worked for the US Department of Defense.The rest of this answer is about IP addressing and packet transmission, in case you were wondering. Think of an IP add…
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The cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney helped lead to the civil war in the sense that it made cotton easier to harvest. Demand for cotton was always high both for Northern textile mills and for those abroad. To meet demand, the southern US states therefore imported more slaves. Slavery became an iss…
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There were a number of inventions, including repeating rifles, the machine gun, land mines, rotating turrets on warships, and the first military application of air power with observation balloons. A: Sorry. The turreted warship was invented by Cowper Coles, a Briton, who went to the bottom on an …
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That depends on what you regard as a computer. There have been many types of computer, both electronic, as we know them now, and mechanical ones. Charles Babbage is often regarded as the father of computers because of some machines he designed in the 18th century. They had the basic components that …
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The first programmable electronic digital computer was called the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer). The contract to make it was signed on June 5, 1943, and the only one manufactured was on February 14, 1946. It was designed by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert of the University …
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Answer There are several people whose work is noteworthy in this regard. I recommend "Why Was the Computer Invented When It Was" by Tom Korner for a good overview on how and when the first computers were developed. http://plus.maths.org/issue20/features/korner/ Answer Listen thi…
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To break the coded messages produced on the WW2 German Enigma machine.
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As the word computer implies: Compute means to calculate or solve any problem... Therefore, the first computer was made to do the mathematical calculations and to get these result with much more ease then ever before...
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It was invented in 1856 by an English fellow named Charles Babbage. Nobody really knows when the first computer was invented. It has many inventors that have contributed to the history of computers. technically speaking the first computer was made in the c.3rd century A.D. it was called the abacu…
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Father of Computers Babbage invented a 'counting machine' called The Difference Engine. This thing was spectacular. In those days it took a lot of people to count thing...taxes, bankers, areas of finance and markets...all about counting large amounts. Charles Babbage created his Difference Engine an…
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"The Father of Computers" Charles Babbage who invented the 1st mechanical Computer.. in 1834 he dreamt of designing mechanical calculating machines. "... I was sitting in the rooms of the Analytical Society, at Cambridge, my head leaning forward on the table in a kind of dreamy mood, with a table of…
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Man first started counting on his fingers and toes. It is no coincidence that "digit" refers to body parts and numbers. Then came the first real computer, the Abacus. Designed to deal with larger numbers and a mechanical object. The Abacus is thought to have been invented by the ancient Babylonians …
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The first mechanical computing machine was invented in Greece circa 100 BC: It was used for navigation. it was called the Antikythera mechanism.It is remains unknown as to the origins and dating of the first mechanical computers. For example by definition the Abacus is mechanical and can perform com…
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During World War II, Alan Turing (inventor of the Turing Machine) worked as a cryptographer, decoding codes and ciphers at one of the British government's top-secret establishments located at Bletchley Park. In January 1943, along with a number of colleagues, Turing began to construct an electronic …
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It is hard to say for sure, but several of the smaller minicomputers of the 1960s (e.g. DEC PDP-8) could and usually did sit on a desktop. However the term "desktop computer" was not created until the microcomputers of the 1980s and did not come into common usage until laptop microcomputers computer…
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According to me what I think is you can copy this below given Link in Address bar to know more about ENIAC (world's first computer with a Video Clipping)  The first ELECTRONIC computer (ENIAC) consisted of several rooms full of racks filled with vacuum tubes, wiring, and relays. You could walk…
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"By rights Xerox PARC could claim the PC was invented there and built in 1972, they created ALTO the first PC ever built." (years before Apple built their version and marketed it to the public), "not to mention laying the foundation for the program that eventually became the basis for the Macintosh …
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Computers were made to do the very tedious computations of everyday life and business. The first calculators performed computations in seconds that would take someone using a slide rule minutes if not hours to do. Calculations for NASA entry and exit trajectories would take days or even weeks to cal…
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There is basically no difference between jpg and jpeg. They mean the same thing, and are exactly the same type of file. It's just a different name (extension) for the same thing. However if you want to convert these type of images in bulk, ImageBadger Image Converter will help and save your time. …
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Machine rolled cigarettes- my father said either WW 1 or 2 it was easier for troops to smoke rather than carry cumbersome tobacco and papers. A quick and simple 'net search turned up the following items. (I just randomly selected a few links because my search turned up 5934 pages of links!) The s…
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No it doesn't mean NY and LOndon. It was a marketing term invented by a team at DuPont. They went through several names, including Duparooh (DuPont Pulls a Rabbit Out of a Hat) Norun (refering to its use as hosiery), nillon, nilon (confusing pronunciation) and finally nylon. For a great article on t…
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Wallace Carrothers, an absolutely brilliant organic chemist who worked for DuPont, and battled severe depression all his life. Carrothers wanted to give something to mankind that would be truly useful, but was not convinced any of his work had been any good at all. He ultimately committed suicide. T…
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There is no such thing as 'unbreakable' glass, however, bulletproof glass is actually just normal glass, but, it has a thin plastic sheet, because, glass on its own is strong enough to stop glass, it'll just shatter, The plastic sheet stops it from shattering.
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History of the Walkie Talkie A walkie-talkie is a hand-held portable, bi-directional radio transceiver. The first walkie-talkies were developed for military use. Major characteristics include a half-duplex channel (only one radio transmits at a time, though any number can listen) and a push-to-ta…
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Preston Tucker hired people to design and make the cars for him. he was just paid the money and people believe that he was the maker of the car.AnswerPreston Tucker made blueprints for a car that wold destroy every other car company and put him on top. he did what all it took to make his dream come …
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Glass was first invented by the Sumerian Civilization around 3000 B.C. They prepared by mixing silica and sand in very hot forms. After cooling, what remained was glass. They also added various other chemicals to impart color to the glass.
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Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, philanthropist and teacher of the deaf is the person most widely credited as the inventor of the electric telephone. On March 7th 1876 he became the first to receive a patent for this device, and at that time resided in Salem, Massachusetts…
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On 10 March 1876, Scottish-born inventor, Alexander Graham Bell uttered the famous words into the telephone to his assistant in the next room: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you".
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Mrs. Bell was deaf and Mr. Bell was always trying to help those who could not hear. The telephone was one of his attempts to create a device for the deaf, to assist their ability to hear. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone so that people can communicate with other people anywhere in world…
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Alexander Graham Bell conceived of the telephone at his summer home in Brantford, Ontario and physically created his first phone in Boston, Massachusetts (where, he said, it was 'born'). This was a result of his research into improving the telegraph system. Bell was experimenting into improving the …
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Alexander Graham Bell conceived of (invented) the telephone at his summer home in Brantford, Ontario in the summer of 1876, and then later physically created his first telephone in Boston, Massachusetts (where, he said, it was 'born').Alexader did on march 10th 1876
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The British invented it. The game of Rounders has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a small hard leather cased ball with a ro…
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The FAX machine as we know it is an outgrowth of wire photo machines of 1920's and 1930's. Same principle. After that was weather fax which is also sent by shortwave to ships today. In all these an original drawing (weather map, newspaper, etc. or a B/W photo) was set on a drum. This was sent to spi…
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You could lease a telephone for $20 to $40 per year which was a lot of money back in the 1870's. Only the wealthy were able to participate.
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electricity was never invented. it has always been there. it is said that Benjamin Franklin discoved electricity. if he didnt dicover it there would be no electronics although some1 else would probably discover it  Electricity was identified as synonymous with lightning by Franklin, who did se…
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Konrad Zuse - German - developed and built the first binary digital computer in the world, the Z1 in 1938 and in 1941 built the Z3 which was first fully functional program-controlled electromechanical digital computer in the world. Both of these machines were destroyed during WWII.
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The first incandescent electric light was made in 1800 by Humphry Davy, an English scientist. He experimented with electricity and invented an electric battery. When he connected wires to his battery and a piece of carbon, the carbon glowed, producing light. This is called an electric arc.Much later…
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There are two main theories. One declares that football evolved throughout human history as a common foot ball kicking game. This argument focuses on just about every nation having their own form or 'brand' of football and thereby having contributed, even if in some minute way, to the games inventi…
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Tesco is recorded as having provided the world's first operational Business-to-Consumer (B2C) teleshopping system in 1984. Prior to this, ecommerce already existed in the form of Business-to-Business (B2B) services, but these services were not provided for consumers (ie- "home shoppers"). Tesco's o…
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Answer the internet started in 1957 Answer DARPA was created in 1958. But this only started the research that led to create the Internet. The Network Control Protocol (NCP) was finalized and deployed in December 1970 by the Network Working Group (NWG), led by Steve Crocker. But it was …
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Many countries and cultures have historically played games similar to modern football, including Greece, China, Japan, Rome, Britain, many parts of Africa, and the Americas. Modern association football rules appear to have originated in England, starting as an effort to standardize the game played i…
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The hook-loop fastener was invented in 1948 by Swiss engineer, Georges de Mestral who lived in Commugny, Switzerland. The idea came to him in 1941 after returning from a hunting trip with his dog in the Alps. He took a close look at the burrs (seeds) that kept sticking to his clothes and his dog's f…
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The answer to this question depends on your definition of a "computer". The earliest "computers" were mechanical devices used to help people count. The first known counting devices or tools were Tally Sticks from about 35,000 BCE. The abacus was invented, possibly by the Babylonians or the Chinese…
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Answer Theres pics of John Logie Bairds Television At the Museum of Television at http://www.mztv.com/newframe.asp?content=http://www.mztv.com/baird.html along with lots of background information on the subject.
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James naismith invented the football helmet
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The Lakota or Sioux tribe is credited with the invention of the parfleche. It is a way of transporting a rolled up tipi system.
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Ammonium Nitrate and water. Urea + plus a Non-Toxic Cooling Additive and Water providing a safer alternative to the dangerous Ammonium Nitrate *Ammonium Nitrate is highly dangerous and used as an oxidizing agent in explosives.
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Answer In the early 1880s, Dr. C. D. Fleet invented Chapstick. He was a physician from Lynchburg, Virginia.
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Answer James Watts-late 1700's
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Answer William Friese-Green, an englishman from Bristol invented the first moving image camera.
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A doctor by the name of Charles Browne Fleet invented lip balm, but he couldn't make it sell. He sold the recipe to a guy named John Morton. It was Morton and his wife who stated producing the familiar pink stuff. The Chapstick name and recipe was bought out by the current company, Wyethe Laboratori…
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Answers: with nail varnish remover We used rubbing alcohol to get it out of our daughter's hair (and clothes) We used no rinse hand sanitizer and a comb with great results Sometimes I just cut it out Sometimes, putting and ice cube on it, and combing through with a wide toothed comb…
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The first patent for a ballpoint pen was issued on 30 October 1888, to John J. Loud, however the idea of using a ball point within a writing instrument to applying ink to paper has existed since the late 19th century.
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This is not a question with a simple answer. It partly depends on what you mean by "computer". Many inventors contributed to the history of computers and that a computer is a complex piece of machinery made up of many parts, each of which can be considered a separate invention. Many say the first co…
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The Internet is a worldwide network of thousands of computers and computer networks. It is a public, voluntary, and cooperative effort between the connected institutions and is not owned or operated by any single organization. The Internet and Transmission Control Protocols were initially developed…
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Answer The touchdown came from rugby. In rugby, you score a try by advancing the ball into the opponent's end zone and then pressing the ball to the ground. The requirement that a player has to ground the ball is where the term "touchdown" comes from. Gridiron football eventually abandoned th…
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Answer Alexander Graham Bell
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Answer The digital compact disc, now commonplace in stereos and computers, was invented in the late 1960s by James T. Russell. The first floppy was made by IBM around 1970 (this was an 8" floppy). The 5 1/4" floppy was introduced in 1976 and Sony pioneered the 3 1/2 floppy with a hard shell …
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Answer The H L Hunley was used during the Civil War, and was credited with the first sinking by a submarine. Look it up on the web for more details. Here is one site: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2000/09/ I believe that submarines became more practical when the internal combustion engine was refin…
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Doug Allison & a local saddle makerThe first recorded instance of any player using a baseball glove dates to the season of 1869, when Cincinnati Red Stockings catcher Doug Allison first experimented with the idea by having a glove made for him by a local saddle maker. At that time, however, it w…
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The ball games from which all modern football games are known to have evolved were first played in Medieval Europe to mark events in the Christian calendar in particular shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Early football type games were not only played by the English but also by other European peoples…
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Answer people used their hands and often broke them before the glove was invented Handy information The players used their bare hands to catch or knock down the ball. The first players to use baseball gloves were often taunted and teased as being "too soft" or "sissies" because they did not w…
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George A. Rawlings Rawlings did not invent the baseball glove. George A. Rawlings, invented improvements in the baseball glove. In an application, patented on September 8, 1885 Rawlings proposed the use of padding in the fingers, thumb, and the palm of the gloves for the "prevention of the bruisi…
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Answer It was invented on August 3, 1949. The two basketball leagues back then merged together. The two basketball leagues were the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL).
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Albert Butz of the Thermo-Electric Regulator Co., Minneapolis, is the original creator in 1885 of the "damper flap" which the company Honeywell based its roots from. More information can be found at: http://www.honeywell.com/sites/honeywell/ourhistory.htm http://www.computermuseum.li/Testpage/Honey…
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