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Where does chewing gum come from? Central America

By |2019-03-25T06:36:10-07:00September 8th, 2017|Central America, Food|

Sapodilla tree - where chewing gum comes from Who invented chewing gum? Nobody knows when the first person began to chew gobs of sap from trees, but it was probably before they were really even people. Certainly somebody was chewing gobs of tree sap as early as 3000 BC in Finland. People also chewed gum [...]

History of glass – Who invented glass?

By |2018-05-25T17:36:54-07:00September 5th, 2017|Ancient, Science, West Asia|

Obsidian: naturally occurring glass History of glass: Glass beads from Old Kingdom Egypt, about 2700-2500 BC People have been using naturally occurring glass since the Stone Age, when they wanted an especially sharp edge on a tool or an arrowhead. Where does obsidian come from? Obsidian is a natural glass which forms when sand [...]

Vikings – Early Medieval Scandinavia

By |2018-04-24T08:19:15-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

A Viking ship. Viking trade took the Vikings all over the world.  Who were the Vikings? The Vikings were Indo-European people from Scandinavia (modern Denmark, Norway and Sweden). Around the 400s AD the Vikings started to make frequent raids by boat into Europe. They even went into the Mediterranean Sea and raided Sicily and southern Italy. The Vikings started to attack the Atlantic coast [...]