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Industry & Inventions

Did William Webb Ellis really invent rugby?

Over the next six weeks, teams from twenty nations will compete to hoist the William Webb Ellis Cup. Or should that be the Jem Mackie Cup?

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Industry & Inventions

10 terrifying medical devices from history

It’s normal to get anxious before going to the doctor or dentist, but in the days before modern medicine, you had every right to be absolutely terrified…

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Industry & Inventions

The birth of rapid fire weapons

How the revolutionary Gatling gun kickstarted a new type of warfare and paved the way for the world’s first machine guns

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Industry & Inventions

5 Eerie abandoned places

These relics of the past would be spine-tingling places to visit

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