April 18, 2024


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Five mighty inventions of the English

Very clever! We have to admit it, our neighbor has genius. Rugby, zebra crossings and the metro are just one area
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The British removed the women’s legs! In 1962, at her boutique on King’s Road in London, young designer Mary Quantt drastically shortened her skirt to “allow women to run freely behind the bus.” Simple lines, bright colors, cheap … success is instant and Miniskirt The woman becomes the banner of liberation.

La pop music

December 3, 1965, Les Beatles Release the rubber oasis, which signs the birth certificate of pop music. A metaphor for popular youth, the pop movement is part of the new consumer practices and mass culture. According to Richard Hamilton, a London-based artist of the sixties, pop art is “popular, medieval, affordable, cheap, mass-produced, young, humorous, attractive (…) and big-paying”.


Feb. 21, 1804, Wales. For the first time, a Train The steam rushes along the tracks at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour. Designed by an English engineer named Richard Trevithick, the engine would carry 10 tons of iron and 5 wagons carrying 60 people. Train Race! In 1825, in the Midlands, the first railroad for commercial use was opened.

Les WC

1592. Queen Elizabeth I of England, when she visits the poet John Harrington, discovers an amazing commode. On the roof, a water reserve is connected to the toilets by a pipe, which, when the pipe is operated, cleans the contents towards the outer pit. This is the first flush. The Queen immediately assembled her Richmond Palace. In 1775, Alexander Cummings patented a siphon, which was used to prevent odors. In the 19th century, with the generalization of running water and mains drainage, toilets (“for water toilets”) spread into homes.

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Love on meat, We owe it to the British! Their interest in roast beef is such that in the 18th century, in the theater, the character of Jack Rospiff was the incarnation of the regular Englishman. “Beefsteak is a food worthy of crossing the canal in peace,” Grimot de la Rainier wrote in 1803 in his Almanac des Germontz. After Napoleon’s defeat, British troops in Paris finally persuaded the cooks to add roasted beef and fifties to their menu.

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