Tag: history

Think You Know Cars? Think Again!

Think You Know Cars? Think Again!

April 22, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The first speeding ticket was written in 1902! The first car radio was installed in 1929! The first car had three wheels! There’s a lot you don’t know about cars (even though you spent 38 hours stuck in traffic in one, this year alone)! Check out this infographic for some crazy facts about the most popular vehicle on the planet.

A Brief History of the Domain Name

A Brief History of the Domain Name

March 24, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

March 15, 2014 was the web’s 29th anniversary. Do you know how it all started? This infographic designed by InfoGraphic Design Team will tell you about the most important milestones in the domain name’s history.

The History of Data Storage

The History of Data Storage

February 10, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The subject of data storage has been given new life by an interactive infographic from Dell dubbed the ‘History of Data Storage’. Click on the static image to view the interactive version.

History of British Train Travel

History of British Train Travel

February 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Train travel has come a long way since the 1800’s when it first originated in Salamanca. This infographic depicts exactly how much train travel has changed and where it’s at today. This includes the initial development of the first electrified suburban railway in 1904, to 1948 when British rail was the biggest company in the world with 700,000 employees to the development of the channel tunnel in 1994 and the privatization of British Rail.

The Evolution Of The Swing Set And Playgrounds

The Evolution Of The Swing Set And Playgrounds

January 14, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

How did the modern playground start? Believe it or not, you can thank the swing! The infographic below from AAA State of Play will walk you through the evolution from swings to playgrounds.

Lung Cancer: History and Hope

Lung Cancer: History and Hope

December 26, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Lung cancer was not identified as a disease until mid1700. But it’s been around since the dawn of man. Now, scientists are out to find a cure…or more effective treatments. This infographic looks at the history of lung cancer and the hope for a cure.

History of Food Trucks

History of Food Trucks

December 19, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Food trucks may have been around in the 1960′s, but they were not the type of food trucks that people were willing to wait on a huge line for, or the type of place that they would eat for lunch or even for dinner! The food truck industry has exploded over the past 10 years, with gourmet and specialty food trucks popping up all around the U.S.

A Visual History of Computing

A Visual History of Computing

December 11, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Akita takes a look back at the technological advancements of the last decade, since the first electronic programmable computer was built in 1943, which is exactly 70 years ago this month.

Diamond Engagement Rings and Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond Engagement Rings and Diamond Stud Earrings

December 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

This infographic from DiamondStudsWholesale.com takes a look at the history of diamond engagement rings and diamond stud earrings, focuses on the diamond buying process, looks at the typical life cycle of a diamond in a retail environment, moving from the hands of a trader, to when a jeweler sells the ring at a marked up price and even addresses retail sales as well.

Famous Historical Predictions

Famous Historical Predictions

December 5, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

This infographic from psychicfuture.com involves a variety of different psychic predictions from throughout our recent history, spanning back to Nosatradamus in 1555, all the way to Paul the Octopus in 2010.

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Facts & Figures

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Facts & Figures

November 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Thanksgiving is a tradition that dates back to before the formation of the United States however most people know less about its origins than they think. For example, did you know that, contrary to popular belief, the first Thanksgiving on our shores was celebrated with Indians but not with Pilgrims and took place in what is now West Texas not in Plymouth, Massachusetts? In this infographic, you’ll find a collection of useful and interesting facts and figures about Thanksgiving.

Demystifying Thanksgiving

Demystifying Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

When did the first Thanksgiving take place? How many miles do Americans travel to visit their families during Thanksgiving weekend? What is the heaviest turkey on record in the world weight? If these are questions you have been asking yourself every time Thanksgiving holiday takes place, then you’ll want to explore the following infographic entitled, “Demystifying Thanksgiving.”

The History of Personal Injury Law

The History of Personal Injury Law

November 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The history of personal injury law is not a straight path by any stretch. Most personal injury historians would argue that there is no specific start to when personal injury law began, but legal historians do agree that legal systems have existed in some form since ancient history but usually as a more general common form of law.

Growth of the Visual Web

Growth of the Visual Web

November 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Since the birth of the Internet, the way people consume information online has been in a state of constant evolution. Here is a timeline, put together by On.com, from Flickr to Instagram on the explosion of the visual web.