Records show that in 2800 B.C. the Babylonians used soap. They inscribed the recipe for soap on clay containers and used it to prepare cotton for weaving. More »

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The earliest-known use of soap dates back to the ancient Babylonians, who made soap as early as 2800 B.C. Clay containers from that era have been found inscribed with a recipe for soap made from animal fats combined with... More »

Shampoo was invented by Hans Schwarzkopf in 1898. He created a water-soluble powder shampoo that was easier to use than the oils and soaps traditionally used to clean hair at the end of the 19th century. More »

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Algebra, in its earliest form, was first used by the Babylonians as early as 1700 B.C. It is possible that algebra was used before this time, but historical records are incomplete. However, the algebra used by early civi... More »

The earliest-known use of soap dates back to the ancient Babylonians, who made soap as early as 2800 B.C. Clay containers from that era have been found inscribed with a recipe for soap made from animal fats combined with... More »

While the inventor of the first drum is unknown, drums were first played around 6,000 B.C. in Mesopotamia by the ancient Babylonians and Sumerians. Drums may have been used prior to this by pre-civilized humans, but ther... More »

Pliny, an ancient Roman historian, suggested that the first glass was created near Syria around 5000 B.C. While this may be true, the first archaeological evidence of man-made glass dates back to around 3500 B.C. in East... More »

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