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History of the LED – unfolding the interesting traces of the evolution of LED

The history of the LED traces back to 1907 when the British scientist Henry J. Round discovered the electroluminescence, in which a material or object emits light as a response to an electric field or an electric current passing through [...]

November 26, 2014 History of Stuff, VTN News

Jelly Bean Chronicles

Jelly bean is an American treasure and one of the best US icons known abroad. Jelly beans are probably unrivaled when it comes to flavors – 50 flavors and counting. By the way just to be clear the jelly beans [...]

October 16, 2014 History of Stuff

History of Cotton Candy

Children of all ages love cotton candy, the delicious sugary snack which in appearance looks like a large fuzzy wig.  To many, a pink hue is synonymous with cotton candy, although blue is another popular color. Have you ever wondered [...]

July 13, 2014 History of Stuff

Dinosaurs: Age before extinction

  Dinosaurs first made their presence felt around 230 million years ago and went missing around 65 million years ago; which means they walked and literally ruled the planet for 165 million years. Now compare this to us modern humans [...]

July 3, 2014 History of Stuff

4th of July: American Independence

The American Revolution, also known as the American War of Independence rose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown.  This revolution lasted from 1775- 1783. By [...]

June 25, 2014 Did you know?, History of Stuff

History of Bubble Gum

Since the early twentieth century, blowing bubbles with bubble gum has been an integral part of our childhood and a favorite pastime of many adults as well.  The sweet taste of bubble gum makes people recall happy moments, memories and [...]

June 3, 2014 History of Stuff

The World of Clowns

Why so serious? Life is supposed to be lived with happiness, joy and laughter! Clowns help us open up doors to the humorous side of life. Today, there are various sources of laughter like comedy literature, cinema, humor magazines and [...]

May 2, 2014 History of Stuff

How did a leprechaun come to represent St. Patrick’s Day?

A cultural and religious holiday, 17th March is celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day. We celebrate this by doing everything Irish! From Irish meal, to dressing up in green, Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland, Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, [...]

February 8, 2014 History of Stuff

The story behind Valentine’s Day

Every year on 14th February, red roses, candies and gifts become quite popular worldwide. Ever wondered what led to this tradition and how it all began? The legend behind Valentine’s Day is not exactly clear till date, but what we [...]

February 5, 2014 History of Stuff

The History of Roller Skating Rinks

Today, roller skating is a popular trend among teenagers. This is something that teenagers of all generations have been enjoying. Many people also see skating as a sign of display of strength and energy. Roller Derby is a popular sport [...]

January 14, 2014 History of Stuff