MORE SMALL EVERYDAY INVENTIONS
Added on: 8th Jan 2015
These have been around for quite some time, but they were made
by blacksmiths by hand, meaning they were both expensive as well
as time-consuming. They were so valuable that at one time, decrepit
buildings were burned down just to recover the nails.
THE FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY
Before these were invented, fires burned in the middle of large
common rooms that had holes in their roofs in order to let the smoke go out.
Originally, clothes were held together through belting, tucking and tying,
among others. Buttons used to be decorative, used for tying or with
loops until somebody had the idea to make the buttonhole.
THE CAN AND CAN OPENER
The can was invented first before the can opener, so you can just imagine
how people opened their canned food. With the invention of the can opener
though, eating canned food became a lot easier.
You have this to thank for keeping your warm drinks warm and your
cold drinks cold.
THE FLIP TOP LID
It’s obviously more convenient than your conventional lid because with it,
you don’t need to separate the lid from the container. For example, it
makes pouring shampoo into your hand a lot easier.
Gone are the days when people still needed to get near the TV
just so they could switch channels or turn it on or off, thanks to