Who Invented the Chicken Nugget?

Who Invented the Chicken Nugget?...

Many people love to eat chicken nugget because it is tasty, flavor-rich and delicious. This dish is basically made up of pre-cooked chicken that is minced, battered and breaded. It can be cooked in different ways including deep-fried. However, many love it baked because it is a much healthier way of preparing such delicious treat. No matter how you cook it, it never fails to satisfy the taste even those who are considered as picky eaters. Here is a closer look at this great-tasting dish including who invented the chicken nugget. The Invention of the Chicken Nugget Who invented the chicken nugget? In the 1950s, a Cornell University food science professor named Robert C. Baker invented this tasty dish. It was actually part of his unpatented academic work. The invention was truly an innovative one, which made it possible to make chicken nuggets of various shapes and sizes. Baker lived from December 29, 1921 to March 13, 2006. Additional Information and Other Highly Interesting Details Baker was a member of the prestigious American Poultry Hall of Fame. He grew up in Lansing, New York. In 1943, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. After that, he proceeded to the school’s College of Agriculture, where he finished his major in the branch of botany called pomology. Throughout his academic career as a student at Cornell University, he was able to publish more or less 290 research papers. Of course, one of his major contributions to the school was the Institute of Food Science and Marketing, which he founded some time in 1970. A music band named Paul and Storm decided to pay Baker a tribute with the song entitled “Nugget Man.” In 1997, he was recognized as part...
Who Invented French Fries?

Who Invented French Fries?...

Historical accounts do not really clearly signify the person who invented french fries. Thus, many try to claim for the glory. Here are some of the countries that were involved in the question of who really invented this dish: Does Belgium Really Hold the Credit of Inventing this Dish? According to Jo Gerard, a historian of Belgium, early traces on who invented french fries can be seen during the 1680s. In Gerard’s findings, poor inhabitants of Belgium usually had small fried fish with their meals. But, when the river in that area became frozen, and most of the families were unable to fish, they used potatoes fried in oil with their meals. These potatoes were said to be cut lengthwise, and served as a good substitute for fried fish. There was also a particular legend in this country that somehow supports the theory that french fries indeed originated in Belgium. According to this legend, some American or British soldiers went to Belgium on World War I, and were able to taste the Belgian french fries. Since the official language of the army of Belgium was French, the term “French” was attached to the dish of fried potatoes and initially used by these soldiers. Is French Fries a Dish from France? France is another country thought to be the original creator of french fries. These fried potatoes are simply referred to as “pommes frites” or “frites.” Some even call it “pommes de terres frites.” If the French invented this dish, no one can say, but there is a particular cookbook that was published during 1755 that held various recipes that one can make for fried potatoes. This cookbook was Menon’s “Les soupers de la cour.” Also, a Frenchman named Antoine-Augustin...
Who Invented the Hearing Aid?

Who Invented the Hearing Aid?...

No one really knows who invented the first hearing aid device. A study of the history of hearing aids will show that one of the first electric hearing aids was the Akoulathon. This was made by Miller Reese Hutchinson in 1898. Hutchinson’s Invention Hutchinson’s creation was sold in 1901 by the Akaphone Company. The apparatus itself required a carbon transmitter for the hearing aid and telephone. The device was subsequently used to increase the sound. By the 1920’s the transistor took the place of the carbon transmitter. Early History of the Hearing Aid However there were other forms of hearing aid that came out before Hutchinson’s invention. These consisted of trumpets, horns and other similar designs. These devices would later change into transistor radio like devices. During the early history of hearing aids, these devices had to be worn around the body. They were quite heavy and uncomfortable to wear. These early devices were called ear horns or trumpets. They were shaped like funnel cones and worked by concentrating sound into the funnel. These prototypes were later replaced by the bone anchor hearing aid. Different Types of Hearing Aids Since Hutchinson’s invention, hearing aids have assumed various forms and shapes. One of the earliest types was the body worn aid. This was invented by Bells Labs researcher Harvey Fletcher. In the long history of hearing aids, Fletcher is in fact often credited with inventing hearing aids. Fletcher’s invention consisted of an ear mold and a case where the amplifiers were stored. The case and ear mold were linked by a cord. These would soon be replaced by the BTE (behind the ear) aids. These consisted of plastic and set on the pinna. Using air conduction, sound is sent to...
Who Invented Genetic Engineering?

Who Invented Genetic Engineering?...

The history of genetic engineering began in the early 1900s with the works of the Austrian monk and scientist Gregor Mendel. Mendel’s work led to the establishment of genetics as a scientific field. From this genetic engineering would appear through the works of other scientists. The 1940s to 1950s Of course, plant breeders long ago learned how to alter the seeds. But in 1944, Oswald Avery Colin McLeod and Maclyn McCarty discovered that DNA was the carrier of genetic information. This discovery led to intense studies on DNA and its properties. The breakthrough came in 1953 when Watson and Crick decoded the structure of the DNA, vital to the history of genetic engineering. During the 1960s, Ian Wilmut started developing the techniques for cloning animals using cells of other mammals. It was in 1968 that the Swiss microbiologist Werner Arber discovered restriction enzyme. The following year type II restriction enzymes were uncovered by American biologist Hamilton Smith. This discovery, along with the works of Daniel Nathan, broke new ground in DNA research. The 1970s The 1970s saw an increase in research into genetic engineering. Most of the experiments were on bacteria and other microorganisms. The research was focused on the plasmids, DNA rings discovered in bacteria. It was during this decade that gene isolation and alteration techniques were developed in the US. These discoveries were vital in the history of genetic engineering. It allowed scientists to insert genes into other plants or cells. This could also be done on animals. In effect this changed the heredity of the organism. Further research showed that type I and II enzymes were pivotal in genetic research. In 1973, Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen invented a process for slicing DNA and joining it...
Who Invented Electricity?

Who Invented Electricity?...

A study of the history of electricity makes it clear that no single scientist or inventor is responsible for its invention. No single person learned how to use it. Rather it was the culmination of the works of various researchers spanning several years. Earliest Mention of Electrical Use Historical records show that static electricity was already known to the ancient Greeks. In the 6th century BC a Greek named Thales of Miletus discovered that rubbing a fur would make a couple of objects attract one another. According to the legend he experimented with various objects. It was with amber that he was able to produce electrical sparks. Discoveries in the 15th Century The next important chapter in the history of electricity took place at the onset of the Renaissance. The Italian physicist Girolamo Cardano discovered fundamental aspects of electrical power and magnetism. His associate William Gilbert expounded on Cardano’s theories. In 1660 Otto von Guericke invented an electrostatic generator. This was the beginning of a new scientific field of study. This device, along with others that followed, revealed a number of things. The first is that electricity can move across a vacuum. The second is that materials can be divided between insulators and conductors. Finally, it was learned that electricity can be either in positive or negative forms. The 17th to 19th Centuries This period was crucial in the history of electricity. First of all, the capacitor was invented. Just as important was the discovery that static electricity could be changed into a current. It was also around this time that Benjamin Franklin performed his famous experiment with a kite. His experiments about lightning and electricity has been subject to debate, but his contribution to electricity theory cannot be...
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