Long ago, strawberries were served at festivals and special occasions for peace and prosperity. The indulgence of chocolate combined with a fresh strawberry creates a favorite mouth-watering dessert popular today.
Dating as far back as 221 BC, in the Qin dynasty, people have been using compasses to help find their way. Originally the Chinese used a lodestone compass to tell fortunes, and later developed the luopan for Fung Shui.
Anyone who fishes has at least one bobber in their tackle box. Harry Basil Irwin is the patent holder for the classic red and white model, but bobbers come in all sorts of styles and designs anything to hold a hook afloat, in any depth of water.
The mixer was introduced in 1856 by Ralph Collier. In 1908 the electrical mixer was born. Before the mixer, baking was much more laborious and time consuming, slowing production. Now bakers can produce pounds of dough as fast as they can be consumed!
Birds are symbols of happiness and joy, so they are regarded as a necessity on the Christmas tree. Glassblowers often kept wild birds during the winter months since the sound of the gas flame in the workshop prompted the birds to sing.
With their distinctive black and white markings, Orcas are one of the most easily recognized marine mammals. Although referred to as whales, they are actually the largest members of the dolphin family.