No one person invented the tanks used during World War I. The design was modified from those drawn up during the 18th century.Know More
Designs for the tank date back to the late 1700s. Richard Edgeworth came up with the design, although it really didn't take off until the development of the internal combustion engine in 1885. At that time, a tractor with a tank design was built that was capable of maneuvering across rough, muddy terrain.
The tank was not developed until 1899. At the time, it was called a motor-war car. It had an engine developed by Daimler, a bulletproof casing, and two revolving machine guns mounted on the body. This design was reinvented several times before it became the tank used during World War I.Learn more in Inventions
Humans around the world have practiced tattooing since prehistoric times. As such, there is no consensus as to who invented tattoos. The word "tattoo" is derived from several Polynesian languages. Natives of islands as far apart as Samoa and Tahiti refer to such body art as "tatau" or "tatu," respectively.Full Answer >
The first skyscraper in the world was the Home Insurance Building located in Chicago and was designed by Major William LeBaron Jenney. The building was completed in 1885 and was 10 stories tall. Jenney was the first to use a steel framework that supported a buildings entire weight.Full Answer >
Maps developed simultaneously in several parts of the world, so it is not clear who invented them. Though other examples of early maps exist, a 14,000-year-old carved stone tablet found in northern Spain in 1993 is the oldest depiction of geographic and other features.Full Answer >
Alfred Nobel is the founder of the Nobel Prize, which honors men and women throughout the world for achievements in medicine, chemistry, physics, literature and works of peace. Nobel was a wealthy man who left most of his fortune to establish the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize was founded via Alfred Nobel's last will and testament in 1895, and the first award was granted in 1901.Full Answer >