Paper was invented by the ancient Chinese in the 2nd century BC during the Han Dynasty and spread slowly to the west via the Silk Road.
Historians do not know when the idea of a straw was first invented, though it is believed to be very old. The first known straws were made by the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia, used for drinking beer, probably to avoid the solid byproducts of fermentation that sink to the bottom.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), was the world’s first operational packet switching network and the core network of a set that came to compose the global Internet. The network was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense for use
The Kipferl (ancestor of the croissant) has been documented in Austria going back at least as far as the 13th century, in various shapes. The “birth” of the croissant itself – that is, its adaptation from the plainer form of Kipferl, before its subsequent evolution (to a puff pastry) –
Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States and some other countries, but are absent in China. Makoto Hagiwara of Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco is reported to have been the first person in the USA to have served
M&M’s are based on the older British product, Smarties. Forrest Mars Sr. saw soldiers during the Spanish Civil War eating chocolate pellets that were coated in sugar to prevent chocolate from sticking to their fingers. After the rights were purchased by Americans Forrest Mars Sr. and R. Bruce Murrie in