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Who Invented the Hamburger?

Who Invented the Hamburger?...

Hamburger is a special and popular sandwich that has a meat patty placed between two bread slices or a bun. To improve the flavor of the sandwich, some people add other ingredients like cheese, pickles, onion, tomato as well as lettuce. Others also add condiments such as ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard. According to reports, the term was derived from Hamburg, a German town. In order to know more about the history of this sandwich, it is important to start with identifying the person behind the invention of the hamburger. History of the Sandwich Who invented the hamburger? Several reports claim that the sandwich was invented by Ohioans Charles Menches and Frank Menches. Based on the obituary of Frank Menches, he and his brother invented the sandwich when the stocks of sausages ran out at their food store at the Summit County Fair in 1892. Instead of sausages, they use beef patty for their sandwiches. They also name the sandwiches after the place where the fair was held, Hamburg, New York. Another report stated that Charlie Nagreen from Seymour, Wisconsin invented the hamburger. According to the Seymour Community Historical Society, he was only 15 when he prepared sandwiches with meatballs and offered these at the Outagamie County Fair in 1885. The historical society also reported that the sandwiches were named after Hamburg steak. The government of Connecticut together with the Library of Congress agreed that Louis Lunch owner Louis Lassen invented hamburger. The first hamburger was sold in 1895 by Lassen. A report by the New York magazine stated that the sandwich does not have a name until a traveler from Hamburg, Germany, named it after the place where he lived. Frank X. Tolbert, a historian from Texas, attributed the...
Who Invented Rap?

Who Invented Rap?

Rap is primarily a type of music characterized by the rhythmic spoken delivery of poetry, wordplay and rhymes. In recent years, the fame of rappers such as Daddy Yankee, Mary J. Blige and Eminem has greatly contributed to the popularity of this music genre. In addition, what was once a predominantly male world has now become a home to popular female rap artists like Foxy Brown, Eve and Missy Elliott. For more information about this important form of musicality, it is good to know its history including who invented rap. The Invention of Rap Who invented rap? Based on historical accounts, rap can be traced back all the way to the time of the griots, who were groups of people from West Africa that delivered stories accompanied by sparse instrumentation and rhythmic drumbeats. Academics, spoken word artists and modern day griots all acknowledge this very fact. Additional Facts and Other Important Information Music historians consider the period between 1979 and 1984 as the era of old school rap. According to them, the rap music during this time emphasized the good times rather than lyrical technique. One of the most notable rap artists during that time was Melle Mel, who was known for his creative wordplay and socio-political content. The golden age of rap transpired in the latter parts of the 1980s. Likewise, the same thing also happened in the early parts of the 1990s. During these two periods, many rap prodigies emerged, some of the most notable of which were Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and Chuck D. This golden age ended some time in between 1993 and 1994. Rap can be delivered using various kinds of styles. One of the most recent is the use of multisyllabic rhymes, which...
Who Invented Pizza?

Who Invented Pizza?

No One Knows Who Created the Very First Pizza. Bread was said to have originated in prehistoric times, and was considered the first form of prepared food. But much can be inferred on the true historical beginnings of who invented pizza. There seems to be a question on whether the ancient Greeks or the Egyptians invented this delicious food. This is because during earlier times, some say that these people were seen to have eaten a pizza-like food. Still, the question on who invented pizza for the first time ever is still shrouded in mystery up to now. The City of Naples Became the Starting Point of Further Developments. Nevertheless, there are certain accounts that Naples is considered as the birthplace of a more modern-day pizza. Their earlier version was called focaccia and was a simple concoction of flat circles of dough with minimal ingredients. This flattened dough was baked to perfection and sprinkled with various herbs and spices. Their simple recipe, famous with peasants during that time, has been the focal point that brought about the other developments of pizza recipes. The First Pizza Parlors Worldwide Brought Pizza to More People. In 1738, still in the city of Naples, the first pizza parlor or pizzeria was born. This was named as Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba. How they prepare their pizza dishes is really interesting. They use an oven which uses lava from Mount Vesuvius to cook their pizzas. In 1889, another tavern in Naples, owned by by Don Raffaele Esposito, added more ingredients to the first recipe of pizza when they were visited by the Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni and King Umberto I. To be specific, they made the dish more special by adding basil and mozzarella cheese. This...
Who Invented the MP3 Format?

Who Invented the MP3 Format?...

The mp3 format was invented by the MPEG Group in 1991. The history of the mp3 format indicates several people worked on the project but the accredited inventors were Ernst Eberlein, Thomas Sporer, Karhl Heinz Brandenburg, Bern Grill and Bernd Kurten. Development Mp3 was the offshoot of OCF and PXFM. Those who worked on the project were mainly focused on how people were able to hear music. Through the course of their work, the Fraunhofer Society (which became part of the MPEG group) started looking for ways for music to be compressed and yet maintain its high quality. After working on it for several yeas, the standards were implemented in 1991. Further refinements would follow and it was integrated with MPEG 2 which came out in 1994. Release to the Public A study of the history of the mp3 format will reveal the Fraunhofer Society produced the encoder on July 7, 1994. A few months after its release, an mp3 player called Winplay 3 was released as well. Unlike other music formats, Mp3 offered a lot of advantages. The first was its small size. Using the 128 bit compression, a 5 minute song only came in at about 5 MB. This was a huge improvement over the WAV formats whose size was ten times that. In addition, the quality was very high, almost CD like. This became possible due to limitations in hearing. Mp3 removed the bits in the sound file that people wouldn’t be able to hear. By taking out these extraneous pieces, the size was reduced without sacrificing the sound quality. Popularity and Widespread Use Through the 1990s, the history of the mp3 format shows the tremendous impact it made on the Net. The release of Winamp...
Who Invented the Umbrella?

Who Invented the Umbrella?...

The long history of the umbrella makes it impossible to determine who invented it first. But there is strong evidence indicating the device has been used by many ancient cultures and civilizations. Ancient Middle East The word parasol was synonymous with umbrella during its early history. Archaeologists have discovered bas relief in Nineveh showing he parasol. It is held by a servant over the head of the king to protect him from the sun’s heat. Except for the connecting curtain, it looks a lot like the modern day umbrella. The Persians also employed the umbrella. Several sculptures have been unearthed showing attendants holding an umbrella over the king. The history of the umbrella goes back as far as ancient Egypt. The umbrella there assumed the form of a flagellum. This was a fan made up of palm leaves fastened on a long stick. Ancient Greece and Rome In 5th century Greece, the umbrella was frequently used by women. It wasn’t just used to shield them from heat; it was also a fashion accessory. Aristophanes notes that the umbrella (called skiadeion) could be opened and closed. Male Greeks rarely used the umbrella as it was seen as a female fashion accessory. It also had some religious significance as it was utilized in Dionysian rites. Roman writers like Ovid made frequent mention of the parasol. Even at this stage in the history of the umbrella, it was still used mainly by women. However it was employed mostly for fashion rather than protection from rain or heat. The Umbrella in Asia The umbrella was widely used in ancient China. There is evidence that umbrellas was had existed by 21 AD. The Chinese historians and writers at the time stated it was used...
Who Invented Boxing?

Who Invented Boxing?

Boxing is a martial art and combat sport which consists of two people who fight with their fists. Boxing is usually supervised by a referee and is separated into rounds, each rounds lasting from 1 to 3 minutes. There are only three ways in which a person can win a boxing match. One way would be to knock out their opponent. Also known as KO, knock outs are awarded once an opponent has been knocked to the ground and is unable to stand and continue the fight after a count to 10 seconds. Another way would be a TKO which stands for a technical knock out. This occurs when an opponent is deemed too injured to continue the match. The last way in which an opponent can win a boxing match is through a decision. At the end of all rounds judges or referee can award a winner based on several scores. History Boxing was first recorded in the 3rd millennium BC in which Sumerian reliefs depicted a fist fight with an onlooking crowd. Another similar relief was found in the 2nd millennium BC in ancient Egypt. In 1927 an archaeologist by the name of a Dr. E. A Speiser discovered a stone tablet from the Mesopotamian culture in which two men were depicted getting ready for a prize fight. The tablet is said to be more than 7,000 years old. Fist fighting with gloves was first seen between 1500 to 900 BC where a Minoan Crete was found which depicted two gloved men fighting. Homer’s lliad in 675 BC was one of the first detailed accounts of a boxing fight. The lliad states that Mycenaean warriors participated in boxing matches as a way to honor their fallen comrades....
Who Invented School?

Who Invented School?

A lot of people hate school. But lots more love it. It’s been around providing educational foundation for people. Both lovers and haters of it probably wonder who invented school. Or who started the idea of school? Byzantines or Hellenists? There are some suggested answers on the Internet, but they are far from being accurate about who invented school in particular. Most of them point to the Byzantines. They were said to be the first people on earth to come up with the idea of a school system. These people continued the Roman Empire in the Middle Ages. They were heavily influenced by the Greeks, especially in language. The Greeks were so dedicated in seeking knowledge. They had been known for this long before the Byzantines thought of a school system. Thus, some say they were the ones who invented school. But what Greeks had was a form of discipleship, not a school. There was an itinerant teacher with disciples. They traveled to places. They seldom met in permanent places. They conducted lectures in different locations and some local folks sometimes joined in to listen. There was no formality. So they were not the ones who started the idea of school. The Byzantines liked the Greek idea of teaching a following, but they preferred to have it in an enclosed permanent area and with a system. The Greek philosophers and their disciples talked about anything randomly under the sun. They often sought meaning in life. The Byzantines wanted more specific subjects dealt with at a time. Like Mathematics, Language, Philosophy, Religion, History, and the like. Thus, they’re considered the people who invented school. Who’s Horace Mann? To give a specific name to answer who invented school, some mention Horace...
Who Invented String Art?

Who Invented String Art?...

Introduction String art refers to a novel type of design that became popular in the 1960s. It is made up of colored strings bound together to form interesting geometric patterns and shapes. String art has its basis and origin in mathematics. One can design an endless variety of string art works. Invention and History of String Art Everest Boole It is not right to say it was just one person who invented string art. Several brilliant minds helped develop it. The first of them was a remarkable woman named Everest Boole. Boole laws an Englishwoman who lived from 1832 to 1916. She was self-taught in mathematics at a time when ladies weren’t considered very bright. When Boole grew up, she worked in the academic field and married a fellow math expert, George Boole. Boole was an innovative teacher. She was the first to suggest that string art can be used to teach math to children. Boole herself used it to teach geometry. With string art, it was possible to make lines with curves. Paul de Castejau Next was a French mathematician and physicist, Paul de Castejau. He wasn’t the man who invented string art. But he created the algorithm for what would be called Bezier curves. String art is based on Bezier computations. Pierre Bezier The name “Bezier” is familiar to computer graphics artists because of the Bezier curve. Bezier was a well-known inventor, engineer and mathematician. After graduating from the University of Paris, he found a job as an engineer at an automobile company. There Bezier’s math skills were put to the test. He had to find a way to describe each point on a curve to help with manufacture and design. This was long before the time...
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