Long ago forbidden – Today completely normal

Long ago forbidden – Today completely normal

Long ago forbidden – Today something completely normal:
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Football - icon

1. Football: 4 bln fans

In the XIV century England men have to train archery,
and do not waste time on games. Effect: banning football.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Christmas in art

2. Christmas

England, between 1644 and 1660: the Puritans forbid festivities in days
winter solstice – already celebrated by pagans.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Chess

3. Chess

Year 1254: King of France Louis IX considers this strategy game
too boring and useless, so it is forbidden to think about it.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Popcorn

4. Popcorn

In the era of silent film popcorn is considered a cheap snack of the street people,
therefore it is banished from the “luxury” cinemas.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Bowling game

5. Bowling game

In the years 1366-1477 in England only aristocrats can play bowling.
You have to pay 100 pounds for running the bowling alley.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Trousers for women

6. Trousers for women

For 214 years law prohibits Parisiennes wearing trousers.
The law finally disappears in 2013.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Credit card - front

7. Credit cards for women

Until 1974, American women can get a credit card,
only with the consent of her husband.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Coffee - Antoccino Espresso

8. Coffee shops

In 1675, King of England Charles II tries to forbid coffee shops – from fear
that his critics could plan a rebellion there.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Swimsuit

9. Swimsuits

In the early XX century, American cities issue regulations
with a minimum length of swimsuits.
 
 
 

Long ago forbidden - Scrabble

10. Scrabble

Communist dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu,
forbids this game as “over-intellectualized”.

Topiary – Artistic shaping shrubs and trees

Topiary gardenTopiary garden - Beckley Park

Topiary – Artistic shaping shrubs and trees

Topiary – Artistic shaping shrubs and trees. Both shrubs and conifers as well as deciduous trees are used to form shapes. It is best to carve: boxwood, thuja, myrtle, laurel, privet or holly. Shaping tools as well as wire frames that give the plants the right shape are used when shaping the shrubs. The technique, which is actually called ars topiaria, was known in antiquity, and then forgotten for centuries, revived in Europe in the sixteenth century. Especially during the Baroque period, it flourished up to the 18th century. Although Versailles are the flagship examples of the outer gardens, they have never been as complex as the somewhat later artistic structures in the Netherlands or England. Where this art spread after 1660. This is one of the most difficult gardening techniques, requires a lot of time and patience. Creating perfect shapes and motifs is not a matter of one season, but often many years of powerful work. You always have to cut out individual twigs of shrubs and trees.

Isaac Newton – English physicist and mathematician

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton – English physicist and mathematician

Isaac Newton – Died 20.03.1727 (born in 1643), English physicist and mathematician.
Developed the law of universal gravity and other laws of mechanics. He formulated
the
principle of conservation
of momentum and angular momentum. He created the calculus
of variations
. 10. 12. 1684His work “De Motu Corporumabout the concept of gravity
and its effect on the orbits of the planets, referring to Kepler’s laws, was read to the
Royal Society
by Edmund Halley.

English rivers waters – Substances blocking fertility

English rivers waters - Substances blocking fertility

English rivers waters – Substances blocking fertility

English rivers waters – Substances blocking fertility – British scientists claim that in the waters of
the English
rivers is a group of substances blocking the male sex hormone testosterone.
Thus reducing
fertility in men. After examining fished out of the rivers fishes.
I
t turned out that these compounds stimulate the development of female characteristics in males.

John Harrison – English carpenter and watchmaker

John Harrison - English carpenter and watchmaker

John Harrison – English carpenter and watchmaker

John Harrison – English carpenter and watchmaker – In 24.03.1693 born
English
carpenter and watchmaker J. Harrison. Creator of the first clock (chronometer),
used
on ships and helpful in determining longitude. He was involved in the construction
and modernization of
clocks.
One of the first chronometer weighed 34 kg, one of the last 1.5 kg.

John Dalton – English physicist, chemist, meteorologist

John Dalton - English physicist, chemist, meteorologist

John Dalton  РEnglish physicist, chemist, meteorologist

John Dalton РEnglish physicist, chemist, meteorologist РIn 27.07.1844 died English physicist,
chemist and meteorologist J. Dalton (born in 1766). Founder of modern atomic theory of matter.
He described the vision defect, which was later called daltonism. Atomic mass unit,
also acquired his name (Da).