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Alfred Mosher Butts

What does caziques, a Native American chieftain, and quixotry, meaning visionary schemes, have in common? And what has this to do with Alfred Butts?...

An unhealthy glow

On 26 December 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie working in a converted shed, formerly a medical dissecting room, in the Municipal School of Industrial Physics and...

Posters in an unexpected place

The first posters appeared in France in the early 1890s during the age called the Belle Époque (the Beautiful Era) which lasted until 1914...

Patterns in payment card numbers

Payment card numbers such as those on debit cards, credit cards, or store cards, used to be typed-in and quoted. This led to mistakes,...

The Dabbawalas

I recently watched an enjoyable film The Lunchbox made in 2013 by first-time director Ritesh Batra, set in modern-day Mumbai. A lunchbox is delivered to the wrong person,...

Brad’s Tea Hut, Epping Forest

It’s not everyday there’s a victory against the march of change where market forces so often prevail regardless of the consequences. A victory for...

The Aero Girls

Between 1950 and 1957, the York chocolate maker Rowntree used portraits of women in national advertising campaigns in newspapers, magazines, and on ITV for...

Tunnock’s

‘More than 5,000,000 of these biscuits made and sold every week’. So it says on the wrapper of a Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer which is...

Britain – The State We’re In

The Liberal politician Joseph Chamberlain said in 1886, and the Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson said much the same in 1964, that ‘in politics,...

Forgotten Confectioners, Disappearing Chocolate Bars

The Christmas tradition of putting a plastic net bag of gold-foil wrapped chocolate coins in children’s Xmas stockings along with a satsuma or clementine...

Fry’s Five Boys

Fry’s Five Boys was a solid milk chocolate bar that was once the most recognised chocolate bar in the world. It was still being sold...

How to Make Money With YouTube

Here's the actual truth nobody wants to talk about: learning how to earn money online can dramatically improve your financial situation in incredibly specific...

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What are the benefits of investing in real estate?

Real estate investments typically involves the buying, possession, management, rental or sale of property for profit. Such real estate investments may be domestic or...

Top-level education in ECE and CSE

Education is a very important part of our life as it can get us many privileges and it’s an indispensable aspect of our life....

Engineering Education: Present and Future, All under a Glance!!

The influence of Information technology in our lives has been immense. But, while technological gadgets influence our lives, IT has a lot of scopes...

Efficient Way of Getting Engineering Jobs with Great Results

Job searches are made easier now, with several websites available posting the latest requirements on their websites. Such websites offer a great facility to...

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