The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934, his company came to be called “Lego”, derived from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”. The LEGO Continue Reading


Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod was born 7 August 1876, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I and executed on 15 February 1917 by firing Continue Reading

Dating from 1720, the piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano. The very first piano made by Cristofori in 1700 is no longer in existence, but the title given to it, gravicembalo col piano e forte, reminds Continue Reading

A style of television and film production created in the 1960s by British production company AP Films. The electronic marionette puppetry was dubbed “supermarionation” by its creators Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, who used it extensively for TV series and a few feature films. Most of Continue Reading