Some inventions that evaded our life in the past era are essential, and we can’t imagine life without them anymore. Some inventions made our life much easier, saved us time and efforts while others solved problems that we didn’t know existed until we used them. On the other hand, some “inventions” were not as important and although they might be considered “silly inventions”, they became popular as people enjoyed using them. Here are 10 silly inventions that became widely famous!
Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday four days of emergency treatment for Covid-19. Just before entering the White House, the president removed his mask on live TV. His doctor said a “final deep sigh of relief” wouldn’t come for nearly a week. Shortly beforehand, Trump had tweeted that Americans, who have lost nearly 210,000 people to the virus, have nothing to fear. After landing, he walked up the steps onto the South Portico’s stately balcony, demonstratively removed his mask and offered a 23-second salute to the departing ...
Beirut's port blast took place on August 4 killing over 190 people and injuring thousands more while also leaving plenty homeless. Maya Husseini, Lebanese stained glass artist, was willing to retire after decades spent designing colourful windows. However, after the incident she has decided to continue with hopes to return her devastated city alive. Husseini, the 60-year-old woman, said: "I can't possibly not try to restore what is gone". Moreover, she is one of several artists slowly starting to restore artworks from the devastated glass in the disaster. Artwork conservation ...
Archaeologists in Egypt found 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins over recent weeks buried more than 2,500 years ago. The dramatic find is unearthed south of Cairo in the sprawling burial ground of Saqqara, the necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. Opening one of the ornately decorated sarcophagi before assembled media, the team revealed mummified remains wrapped in burial cloth that bore hieroglyphic inscriptions in bright colours. Saqqara, 32 kilometers south of the capital, is one of the world’s most important archaeological sites, designated a UNESCO World Heritage ...
Artist Genaro Rodriguez was so moved after being commissioned to turn a Covid-19 doctor's white coat into a piece of art that he likened the experience to "painting a superhero's cape." Rodriguez is one of 22 Panamanian artists asked to transform frontline health workers' lab coats into auction-ready artwork to raise money for anti-virus equipment in the Central American country, according to AFP. Using acrylic paints, Rodriquez worked geometric patterns in vivid colors on to the white cotton garment. "In my work, I use a lot of gray, but here ...
Afro-Mexicans have celebrated a heritage through dancing devils, fireworks using traditional musical instruments such as the donkey jawbone. People usually forget to mark the festival despite a centuries-old presence. Never the less, the festival, which was created in honor of patron saint Nicolas of Tolentino, aims to maintain the culture of Cuajinicuilapa community in southern Guerrero state and preserve it from being lost. On the other hand, about 1.5 million of people in Mexico are of African ancestry, regarding that the country contains 128 million, but they are unfamiliar outside ...
In an evening filled with an unprecedented level of interruptions, accusations and tense back-and-forths, the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season has come to an end. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden squared off Tuesday night in their crucial first debate of the 2020 campaign, the most pivotal opportunity yet for them to outline starkly different visions for a country facing multiple crises. The evening erupted in contentious exchanges over the coronavirus pandemic, city violence, job losses and how the Supreme Court will shape the future ...
Uğur Gallenkuş is an Istanbul-based digital artist of world renown. His collages conscientiously address the widening global divide between the privileged and oppressed, weaving together misery and mirth, wealth and poverty and love and despair. By taking an unflinching look at the realities that surround us through his art, Gallenkuş aims to make a difference in how we understand the lives of others. What started back in 2015 as a spontaneous reaction to the disturbing image of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed-up on the shore of ...