When was celluloid discovered?

Answer In 1869, Wesley Hyatt accidentally spilled a bottle of collodion and noticed that the substance congealed into a flexible film. Hyatt first used the new material to produce imitation ivory for bill... Read More »

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What is celluloid made of?

Celluloid is a tough plastic made of cotton steeped in nitric and sulphuric acids and camphor from the camphora evergreen tree. Celluloid was developed by John and Isaiah Hyatt, who began by trying... Read More »

When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

Who discovered HHO gas?

Yull Brown discovered HHO gas, sometimes called Brown's gas in honor of him. The other names include Rhodes Gas, oxyhydrogen and hydroxy. The gas results by subjecting water to electrolysis.Source:... Read More »

Who discovered ink?

Initial inks were made from vegetable and fruit juices, or secretions from squid or octopus, and used by early man on the walls of caves. The Egyptians and Chinese simultaneously originated the fir... Read More »