Sinks haves been around since the late 17th century, but it is unclear who actually invented them. Farmhouse sinks were quite popular in England in the 17th century while bathroom sinks made their debut in the 18th century.
Following the typical English fashion, washstands, which were the first bathroom sinks, consisted of small tables with deep bowls and pitchers on top of them. The sink has evolved through the years with stainless steel being a popular material for kitchen sinks because of its durability, usability and cost effectiveness. Other common materials used to make sinks include copper, granite, glass, concrete, ceramic, marble, nickel, soapstone, wood, stone and plastic.Learn More
William Morton first demonstrated the use of ether as an anesthetic, but no one knows who actually invented anesthesia. After Morton's demonstration at Massachusetts General Hospital, several people came forward claiming they had discovered anesthesia much earlier.Full Answer >
Items invented in 1998 include Windows 98, the iMac computer and the MP3 player. Viagra was also approved for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 1998.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 >