Badminton was not invented by one specific person. The sport has its roots in ancient games, such as battledore and shuttlecock. The modern sport developed in India, where it was known as "poon." British soldiers stationed there brought it back to England in the mid-19th century.
Badminton is named for Badminton House, Gloucestershire, which was owned by the Duke of Beaufort. It is not clear why the name "badminton" came to be attached to the sport, even though people living in Badminton House did play the game. The International Badminton Federation formed in 1934. The game became an Olympic sport in 1992.Learn More
The foldable Razor scooter was invented by Wim Ouboter of Micro Mobility Systems and manufactured by J.D. Corporation. J.D. Corporation's president, Gino Tsai, was interested in updating the older scooter model so that he would be able to get around his factory more quickly.Full Answer >
The germ theory of disease was pioneered by several doctors and scientists, but much of the credit for germ theory is given to Louis Pasteur. His careful, documented experiments helped to establish microbes as life forms.Full Answer >
Paper money was used first by the Chinese during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618 to 907). According to Time, the first forms of paper money were privately issued bills of credit or exchange. This practice continued for about 500 years.Full Answer >
Scientists believe iron was first discovered in Egypt. Iron has been found in many ruins across the ages, ranging from as far apart as Mesopotamia and the western Roman Empire, but the oldest iron relics were found in Egypt and date from around the year 5000 BC.Full Answer >