John Logie Baird
John Logie Baird invented the mechanical television in 1926, along with the tranmission system. In 1928 the first transatlantic broadcast was completed(London to New York). Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin took the mechanical TV and improved it by using new fangled technology called a cathode ray tube in 1929.
John Logie Baird didn’t sit idle and created the Baird Television Development Company, and along with the BBC started broadcasting in 1929. In 1937 the mechanical TV was abandoned in favour of CRT TV’s, and in 1943 JLB proposed a new TV format and an all electronic TV that had 1000 scan lines. Yes in 1943 HDTV was invented. But due to post war exhaustion and a struggling economy, black and white was adopted at a resolution of 405 lines. In 1985 625 lines of colour became the norm for Europe and most of the world, except America which adopted 575 lines.
Coca Cola was originally green and originally created by John Pemberton. He was shot and wounded in the American Civil war, and this made him addicted to morphine. So as a way to beat his addiction he created Coca Cola.
When launched, Coca-Cola had two key ingredients, these were cocaine and caffeine (African Kola nut), hence Coca Cola.
All the continents begin and end with the same letter.
America (now split into North and South America)
Australasia (now known as Oceania)
well, they used to…
Between 1912-1948 there used to be competetive art tournament in the olympics. John Copley of Britain won one of the final medal for an engraving of Polo Players, and at 73 years old, he is the oldest person to win a gold medal.
New York was originally called New Amsterdam by the Dutch. In 1674 it was renamed to New York.