Where did popcorn come from?
Corn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago. Archaeologists have discovered that people have known about popcorn for thousands of years. In Mexico, for example, they’ve found remnants of popcorn that dates to around 3600 BC. Popping of the kernels was achieved manually through the 19th century, being sold on the east coast of the USA under names such as ‘Pearls’ or ‘Nonpareil’
At our house we make our popcorn with kernels in a pan on the stove.
Who invented the door knob?
The doorknob was invented in 1878 by Osbourn Dorsey when he filed a patent for an internal mechanism that latched doors shut.
comment how many times you touch a door knob in 1 day.
Who invented the trampoline?
In 1930, the 16-year-old George Nissen watched in awe as trapeze artists performed their daring stunts at a travelling circus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Seeing them dismount at the end of their routines, dropping from their swinging bars and bouncing into a safety net below them. gymnast and swimmer act would be even more spectacular if they could continue bouncing and doing more tricks. This gave Nissen an idea to come up with a piece of equipment he called a bouncing rig. he would use his parents garage as a work shop, he simply strapped a canvas sheet to a rectangular steel frame. Larry Griswold was his gymnastics coach at the University of Iowa, Nissen decided he needed to put more bounce into it by connecting the canvas to the frame using inner tubes of a tire. (they were later replaced by coil springs.)
I love trampoline parks. Have you ever been to one. Its a room filled with trampolines.
Who invented the folding umbrella?
Victorian era umbrellas had frames of wood or baleen, but these devices were expensive and hard to fold when wet. Samuel Fox invented the steel-ribbed umbrella in 1852; however, the Encyclopédie Méthodique mentions metal ribs at the end of the eighteenth century, and they were also on sale in London during the 1780s.
Me and my brother like to make tents with our beach umbrella.
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