The Inuit, also known as the Eskimos, are said to have invented the igloo. The Inuit used igloos as hunting and fishing camps for their men traveling far from home on expeditions. Igloos were easy to build and did not require a lot of energy or time.
Igloo blocks are made from a specific type of snow that is packed tight to guard against strong winds. The blocks are easy to cut and are lightweight. An igloo protects and insulates those inside it by blocking the wind and trapping body heat. Within a few days of use, an igloo can begin to turn into solid ice as the sun melts the snow and it refreezes.Learn More
The Inuit people of Alaska, known by many throughout the world as Eskimos, incorporate both traditional and modern components into their lifestyle. For example, while the Inuit continue to hunt for sustenance, they supplement their diet with food products purchased at grocery stores. They wear a combination of clothing purchased at department stores and traditional mittens and boots.Full Answer >
The Eskimos, or Inuits, are known for hunting. Their diet consists of whales, seals, polar bears and caribou. Mostly they hunt fish and mammals. Vegetables aren't a central part of their diet because vegetation in the area isn't abundant.Full Answer >
In Hawaii, the chants and movements associated with the hula dance are said to bring good luck. In Tibet, the traditional greeting, "tashi delek," means good luck.Full Answer >
John Napier is said to have invented the mathematical function known as division. His calculations were further developed by Henry Briggs.Full Answer >