Who was the first person to invent a broom? Who made the first chocolate? Do you ever get curious about everyday things?
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How is the origin of combs related to the Scandinavians?
About a thousand years ago the Scandinavians designed the first comb, carved out of bones. Later, the Egyptians made fancier versions, like a double sided comb, using ivory and wood.
The first ever plastic comb was made by the chemist Alexander Parkes in 1862. Later, in the 19th century,a more advanced and sophisticated version called brushes, for easy untangling of hair was introduced.
What is the history of brooms?
The name broom takes its origin from Europe, where twigs of broom trees were initially used to make broomsticks.
During the olden days, dust was swept out of the house with branches plucked from trees and shrubs. It was only later that flexible sticks and twigs were bound and tied together to form an implement called the broom.
Until the 18th century, moss was used for dusting and cleaning in Britain. In 1859, the first American broom factory was established in New York.
Why is it said that the history of chocolate dates back to the Mayan period?
The cultivation of coca trees began over 3,000 years back by the Mayan. Toltec and Aztec people. They were experts in making ceremonial beverages using cocoa beans. They also used cocoa beans as currency. The Mayans considered chocolate to be the food of the Gods.
In Europe, Spain was the first country to produce chocolate. However,at that time chocolate was enjoyed as a beverage. Chocolates in solid form were first made by Italian and French confectioners.
In 1819, Francois Louis Cailler became the first person to produce chocolates in a factory.
Who founded the first alphabet?
The North Semitic alphabet is the earliest fully developed alphabetic writing system. It was known as Canaanite.It was developed in Syria as early as the 11th century BC, and was spread by traders throughout the eastern Mediterranean.
The earliest known inscriptions in the Phoenician alphabet came from the Byblos. In contrast to other languages, it contained only about two dozen distinct letters, making it simple enough for common traders to learn.
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