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When inventor Johannes Gutenberg created the printing press in 1450 there wasn’t exactly paper as we know today. Paper was a thick substance similar to the canvas used by painters at the time. And the same way paintings were carried, the paper of the time was rolled, or scrolled, originating the scroll, a document or letter that needed to...

Basketball was invented in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith. It was a rainy, cold day and to keep students exercising indoors he hung two buckets and improvised a game where the two teams had to put the ball into the bucket. Since the next example they had in college was football,...

When students start practicing English at New York Express®, when we have the first conversation and start to check the vocabulary, we focus on the body and the surroundings, which we consider to be the immediate range of view. The surroundings means the room where we are: the floor, the door(s), the window(s),...

When you make music by blowing between your lips, you whistle. “He came in whistling a song”. You can also whistle loudly to call your dog. Now the object used by sports coaches, referees and even the police is a whistle too (picture). When you use it, you blow the whistle....

The eyes are the windows of the soul, the proverb says. If anybody asks you to keep an eye on something (or somebody), you ought to keep looking and paying attention to possible changes. “An eye for an eye” is an old saying in the name...

Of all the inventions created by mankind, probably the wheel is one of the most important, after the fire and agriculture. The wheel was first used in machines and then for transportation measures, and from that it went everywhere. For example, chariots,  bicycles and cars were the first benefited. Even The Flintstones had wheels in their motorless car. The wheelbarrow (construction),...

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