German engineer and scientist Carl von Linde invented the deep freezer in 1876. Linde invented the refrigeration process based upon his work with the continuous liquification of large amount of gases.
Linde's research from 1873 to 1877 at the Polytechnic University in Munich resulted in the first stable and efficient compressed-ammonia refrigerator. Linde established his own company, Linde Air Products, which promoted his invention. After it became internationally renowned, refrigeration became a major tool in food storage and industrial processing. Linde received three honorary Doctorates and the Bavarian crown achievement medal, among other honors over the course of his lifetime.Learn More
Dr. James Naismith is credited for inventing netball. The no-dribble game was a spinoff of basketball that he invented in 1891 at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.Full Answer >
No single person invented algebra. The roots of algebra extend to the ancient Babylonians, who first developed mathematical techniques to solve problems using algorithms. Later work by Greek, Persian and Indian mathematicians further extended these techniques and laid the foundations for modern algebra.Full Answer >
Yogurt has been part of the human diet since around 6000 to 5000 B.C and was first made in Central Asia. Yogurt sold in its frozen form was invented in the early 1970s by a dairy operator from New England named H.P. Hood.Full Answer >
Evidence of lotion salves date back to 3,000 B.C.E. Lotions were invented using natural ingredients, such as red ochre and animal fat. Commercially manufactured lotions were invented in the late 19th century.Full Answer >