Knitting began in China

My boyfriend discussed how knitting is popular with the natives in Peru, and thought maybe the origin of knitting might come from that region. I started searching the origins of knitting, tracing it back in time, and found out about an ancient form of knitting some call nalbinding. Early archaeologists were unable to distinguish nalbinding samples…

The origins of beer in Ancient Egypt and China

While reading up on Ancient Egyptian Goddess Ma’at, I came across reference to her as being the beer and bread to the Gods, where in Ancient Egypt beer is the de-facto drink of adults and children alike. Turns out that modern beer and ancient Egyptian beer may share a name, but were made quite differently…

Putting women in their place to sell cigarettes in Flintstones cartoons

What might have started as one man’s idea on how to market cigarettes to the working man in the 60s, may have re-inforced the misogynistic notions of that era to that decades youth. Wilma’s role is vacuuming and taking care of the kids, while Fred and Barney gets up to adventures. It is unfortunate that this popular…