The History of Candle Making

Nothing provides the simultaneous benefit of atmosphere and style to your home quite like candles. With over 2,000 types of candles and 10,000 different scents to choose from, your home can truly stand out with a well-chosen candle. Although they may seem like a simple home accessory, candles actually have a rich history dating back thousands of years.

23 Lost and Hidden Treasures From Around the World

What sort of treasures lurk between legend and reality? Where can we find the missing pieces of our history? And why can’t we find the treasures that could be right beneath our feet? In the following infographic discover some of the most famous, mysterious, and tantalizing treasures that modern man still hasn’t found.

A History of Famous Fences

Every year, millions of people travel thousands of miles to see the world’s most historic, famous buildings in real-life – and it’s exactly the same situation with fences (and walls). Whilst the original purpose of fences may have been to create a physical barrier to stop people from getting in or out somewhere. to this day the world’s most famous fences are still attracting thousands of travelers every year.

The History of the Treadmill

Here is a look at how the treadmill has evolved the centuries. Starting with its origins in Ancient Roman construction moving right through to its use in prisons and beyond. This infographic by HFE looks at how the treadmill has become one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment to ever be created.

The History of Printing

From the papyrus of ancient Egypt to current innovations in digital printing, Inkjets.com traces the more than 5000 year history of printing and highlight the milestones and their significance to human history.

The Evolution of Communication

Various communication methods are something that we have used since the beginning of time. Younger people may take for granted the fact that today they have access to multiple forms of communication on a device that you can fit in your pocket. And to think that once upon a time people communicated written messages, history, and stories through cave paintings and pictures on walls!

The Rise and Fall of Diesel

On this journey, Select Car Leasing takes you from Diesel’s first engine, created by Rudolf Diesel, to the inventor’s mysterious disappearance a few years later. They fast forward to the first passenger car powered by diesel in the 30’s and see how it developed up to the 90’s. Finally, they look at the last 10 or so years, understanding what has factored into the fall of diesel and where we stand today.

The Evolution of Locks & Keys Through the Ages

The first lock of note was the Assyrian lock in 600 BC and it actually used the still very common technique of sliding tumblers into place. From there, we had the revolutionary Bramah Lock which was considered the first commercially produced product to provide good security from manipulation. In more modern times, the technology has improved further with keycards and keypads becoming more popular.

Periodic Table of Weapons Through History

The Periodic Table of Weapons from Verge Studios details humanity’s legacy of violence in beautiful, hand illustrated detail. Starting with fists and rocks in prehistoric times to modern small arms and rifles, each entry in the table is depicted in gorgeous detail alongside classifications, sizing, and approximate year of development.

History of Printing

There aren’t too many industries older than printing. Its origins go back to woodblock printing in 200AD. To try and understand the route that the art of printing has taken through to today’s digital formats, Diginate.com has created an infographic charting its history, and make some predictions for its future.