When was natural gas first discovered?

Answer Early human civilizations used natural gas from underground "springs," formed by gas escaping from below ground, to light fires. Commercial use of natural gas began in Britain in 1785, where it was... Read More »

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When was tea first discovered?

Legend goes that in 2737 BC the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung who was an excellent ruler and always delighted in setting his subjects good examples. One of these was that he always boiled his drinkin... Read More »

When was tourmaline first discovered?

The original discovery of tourmaline took place in 1703 in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), according to the website Ki Flow. But Germans knew another variety of tourmaline called Schorl before 1400 AD. Joh... Read More »

When was glaucoma first discovered?

Although historical references to glaucoma were made even earlier, in 1622 Dr. Rikchard Banister was the first to officially describe the eye condition. Banister described the condition as an incur... Read More »

When was coffee first discovered?

Coffee was believed to be discovered in the 15th century. According to legends, coffee was discovered by a goat herder in Yemen. After giving the red fruit of the coffee to his goats, the herder no... Read More »