Invention History Of Gunpowder  

Invention History Of Gunpowder

Gunpowder was discovered much before the armies existed in various parts of the world. However, it was used for other purposes and not war. Gun powder could have been developed in 142 AD at the time of the Han Dynasty.

A man by the name of Wei Boyang wrote about it first. He mentioned that a mixture of three powders could fly and dance violently. It may be a possibility that he meant gun powder. It could be because it is the only explosive material that uses three different kinds of powder mixture. He could have been a Taoist who was trying to find a potion that gave eternal life. By 300 AD during the Chin dynasty a scientist by the name of Ge Hong wrote down the ingredients that went into the making of gunpowder and said that one could make ammunition by mixing sulfur, charcoal, saltpeter and potassium nitrate. More...

 

History Of Strawberries

History Of Strawberries

Strawberry is one of the tastiest fruit that is enjoyed by all. It is a member of the Rosacea family. Many people think that the strawberry is a fruit, but actually it is red outgrowth of the strawberry flower. Sometimes, it is also referred to as the false fruit. More...

Famous Dogs In History

Famous Dogs In History

Dogs are beautiful pet animals and there are several dog lovers in the world. It is an ancient tradition in fact all over the world to keep dogs as pet and also there have been several famous dogs in the world which have achieved celebrity status.

One of the most popular dogs in the world is Adolph Hitler’s dog called Blonde. He was most attached to this German shepherd. Then it was LaDiablo who smuggled the necklace hidden under her coat to escape from the French Custom Officers. More...

Witches In History

Witches In History

Witches and witchcraft has been in the society from times unknown. In North America, the Native Indians believed in witchcraft and sorcery and even worshipped some ghosts. When the early settlers came to America even witchcraft was present but it never was huge because of the laws. People believed that witches who practiced witchcraft entered in pact with the devil and that is why they were put to death immediately. More...

History Of Kentucky Derby

History Of Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is also called the run for the roses. The entire sports last only for two minutes and it is the most exciting two minutes that anybody can experience. The Kentucky derby holds a 1.25 mile race for three year old horses that are thoroughbred. This particular event draws more than one hundred and fifty thousand visitors when the event is held every year. Several people come from other places in the United States to witness this special event. It is not held anywhere else but Kentucky. More...

History Of The Telephone

History Of The Telephone

It is impossible to imagine our lives without telephones. These wonder devices have transformed the way people communicate with each other. The concept of transmitting sound from one place to anther was first performed with the help of pipes! That is right. A number of pipes were interconnected from one place to the other. More...

History Behind Halloween

History Behind Halloween

Jack O lanterns and scary costumes are the first things that come to our minds when we think about Halloween. Nevertheless, how did the tradition come into existence? Read on to find out its interesting history. The feast of Hallowmas and All Saints Day are other famous names for Halloween. More...

History Of Coconuts

History Of Coconuts

The first recorded usage of coconuts dates back to millions of years. People living in the Ganges Delta and in the northwestern region of South America used different parts of the coconut tree for culinary and non-culinary purposes. Numerous fossils of the coconut plant (more than 15 million years old) have been unearthed in Kerala (India). However, fossils found in Khulna (Bangladesh) are said to be much older. Coconuts were specially mentioned in the Mahawamsa texts in Sri Lanka as early as 1st century BC. More...

History Of Cornbread

History Of Cornbread

Cornbread was extensively used all over America. In fact, corn was a very staple diet and extensively grown all over America until wheat took over. Native Americans used corn for a variety of purposes. It was used for preparing cakes, breads and even porridges. When the Europeans started settling in America, the Natives exported their favorite recipes to the settlers. More...

 

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