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A Short History of Ideas – HYGIENE

A Short History of Ideas – HYGIENE

Hygiene and its Horrors Believe it or not, hygiene was, to some extent, actually invented by a man called Thomas Crapper. At first sight, he does not seem a particularly likely candidate, but a simple name can often be fortuitous. Crapper was born into a time when...
ENTERTAINING HISTORY

ENTERTAINING HISTORY

What is Money? The answer to the question what is money seems an obvious one. Most people think of money as a medium of exchange; they assume that in the early days of human evolution it took the place of barter. But the truth is, it didn’t. Money never took the place...
ENTERTAINING HISTORY

ENTERTAINING HISTORY – What is Money?

What is Money? The answer to the question what is money seems an obvious one. Most people think of money as a medium of exchange; they assume that in the early days of human evolution it took the place of barter. But the truth is, it didn’t. Money never took the place...
ENTERTAINING HISTORY

ENTERTAINING HISTORY

BANKING BY STICK It is hard to believe that for hundreds of years the national method of accounting carried out by the London Treasurer consisted of taking a length of wood and cracking it in two.  At first sight, wood cracking hardly seems a proper way to run a...