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How Wooden Sash Windows are made

09th February 2012
English scientist Robert Hooke was the person who introduced the sash window design to the world. The first sash windows were created in as far back as seventeenth century. These types of windows are elegant and usually Georgian and Victorian style homes ... Read >
Author: Larry steevan

Why Everyone Should Listen to Classical Music

16th January 2012
We all tend to associate classical music with sophistication, technical skill and expression, all of which are true. However, did you know that classical music is actually beneficial for you to listen to it? Classical music originated at the turn of th... Read >
Author: Evelyn Simonian

The Great Scottish Sporran

05th January 2012
A sporran is an essential part of Highland dress when wearing a kilt, both to keep the tradition of the outfit as well as for practical reasons, where else to keep your flask of whisky and mobile phone… As early as the twelfth century Highlanders were ... Read >
Author: The Scotland Kilt Company

Things to do in Colombo for Those Boarding Colombo Flights

02nd October 2011
Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. The metropolis is situated on the western part of the beautiful island. Nicely studded in the Indian Ocean, the place is ideal for touring between November and April when the mesmerizing season of the North East monsoo... Read >
Author: john

Chair caning

02nd June 2011
Chair caning is a unique craft that dates back to the seventeenth century. For hundreds of years, people have enjoyed cane furniture which is a versatile and classic addition to any home. The craftsmen who make and repair cane furniture are true masters o... Read >
Author: Henry James

Micrometers To Aid Accurate Measurements

14th December 2010
For many years engineers have counted on a tool known as the micrometer. First pioneered in the seventeenth century, the micrometer is required to measure incredibly small distances in the fields of mechanical engineering and machining. The are different ... Read >
Author: Robert Deans

Tamil Short Stories

20th August 2008
The short story format originated from Europe. The Tamil world believes that the short stories in Tamil can be traced back to the seventeenth century to 'Paramartha Kurunkathai' a transition from the classical Tamil poetry. V.V.S. Iyer started a new trend... Read >
Author: iyers

History of the Quaich – the Scottish drinking cup

25th March 2008
The Quaich is a shallow drinking cup or bowl originating from Scotland. The word Quaich is attributed to the Gaelic word 'cuach', which is itself derived from the Latin word 'caucus' meaning drinking cup. The Quaich hails from medieval times when people w... Read >
Author: J Wilson
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