Evolving Inventions: Reinventing the Already Invented
Where do some inventors get the inspiration they need in order to revolutionize a product? The simple answer would be nature. Nature has solved most of the problems we face with evolution over the years. While most products change many times between concept and production, occasionally a product makes it all the way to market …Read more
Heading Toward Safety: The Evolution of the Football Helmet
Are you ready for some… protection? With football season underway, let’s examine that ever-so-important piece of equipment players wear to protect themselves on the field… their helmets! Previously stuffing thick rags under their hats, football players began sporting leather helmets in the 1940s. But, as competitors began to run faster, throw farther and hit harder… …Read more
Golf Inventions that Go the Distance!
As summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, we’d like to take a minute to recognize one of America’s favorite summer pastimes, the game of golf. After all, August is National Golf Month, so why not take a minute to “drive” home a few of the game’s firsts? We begin with the origin of …Read more
Sticks and Stones May…Fight Plaque?!
Ok, so, it might be a stretch to believe a tree branch could help fight cavities, but history shows ancient civilizations (we’re talking 3,000 BC!) may have used a “chew stick,” or thin twig with a frayed end, to clean their teeth. And, chew sticks must have worked fairly well, as the bristle toothbrush, similar …Read more
National Telephone Day — Evolution of the Phone
While most of us are familiar with recent developments in the telephone industry, and may even carry the latest iPhone, Droid or Blackberry models, it is likely that few may know where these gadgets got their roots and just how far they’ve come through the years. Over a century ago, in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell …Read more