- 1. Bluetooth: Harald I Bluetooth
- 2. Whatman: James Watman
- 3. Silhouette: Etienne de Silhouette
- 4. Paparazzi: Tazio Secchiaroli
- 5. Boycott: Charles Boycott
- 6. Sandwich: John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
- 7. Cardigan: James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan
- 8. Saxophone: Adolphe Sax
- 9. Sports swimsuit, or léotard: Jules léotard
- 10. Raglan sleeve: Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
Almost all women wear cardigans. And sandwiches are the most popular in many countries, the snack food. Every day we are surrounded by familiar things, and we don't even think about their history. Food, musical instruments, clothing often owe their birth to great people. However, sometimes these are the greatest people to death and not know that in honor of them were invented or invented is very important in the life of any human things. The following describes the most interesting cases of when ordinary objects and famous people.
10. Raglan sleeve: Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
The famous Baron was a hero of the battle of Waterloo. In this battle lost an arm. And then he ordered his military uniforms and coats with special detailing on the sleeves. The bottom line was that the sleeve was carve out with a shoulder fabric rear and front of the garment. This helped the Baron not only to hide the lack of hands, but does not suffer from the rainy weather, when water could penetrate under the clothes. Another advantage to wear clothes with such sleeves, it was easy to brandish a weapon during battles.
9. Sports swimsuit, or léotard: Jules léotard
In General, no matter how it was strange, but was originally a sports swimwear is worn men. It even differently called letaron or leotard. It was named in honor of Jules Leotar acrobat from France. He performed his own stunts in a similar elastic suit that is tight to the body and does not hinder movement. In the nineteenth century léotard was popular among circus performers. Later, in the twentieth century, it began to wear people involved in ballet. Thanks to the ballet léotard drew the attention of the designers, and in the 80-ies of the last century it began to be worn with slinky leggings or skirts all the people on the streets.
8. Saxophone: Adolphe Sax
Sachs was quite famous in Belgium, a master of musical instruments, which became famous primarily because improved already invented before him the spiritual tools. And one day he invented unusual for the times tool, which received almost immediately wildly popular in the music world. But the name "saxophone" was given to the tool later and said that a close friend of Sachs, the famous French composer named Hector Berlioz. Linguistic literacy: native English speakers often pronounce the word "saxophone" is a little shorter and has the word "sax".
7. Cardigan: James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan
Cardigans love to wear almost all women. This comfortable clothing for the office or Hiking. When a girl knows she is hot or cold, you should take the cardigan, and if necessary put it on or take off. But named this knit jacket without fasteners was after the famous British General Bruntnell, 7 Earl of Cardigan. Not to freeze, the military in England were insulated with jacket, wearing it under the uniform. Later this habit was adopted also by the ordinary citizens of England, slightly altering the style of the product and abandoning buttons.
6. Sandwich: John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
Initially the Sandwich was the name of one gambling count. He was a very lazy man who preferred day and night to spend at the tables and did not like to break away from the game even for meals. He was ordered to bring him a piece of chilled beef between two slices of toasted bread. This combination helped the count quickly satisfy hunger, not to get his hands dirty in fatty food and, most importantly, not to break away from the game. Later named for the Earl of sandwich became very popular food and part of the culture in big cities all over the world.
5. Boycott: Charles Boycott
Charles Boycott worked as a Manager in a rich estate of one Irish Lord. This Lord unjustly demanded a lot for the rent of their lands, and the Land League have decided to strike against such claims. In the framework of their struggle, the members of the League withdrew workers on the lands of the Lord during the harvest, when the workers were very necessary. And the Boycott began to fight with the strikers, for which I paid. The local community rejected the Boycott, and he had to leave the country. And his name became a household word.
4. Paparazzi: Tazio Secchiaroli
It would be correct to note that the word "paparazzi" has become so synonymous with the hero of the film of Fellini, whose name was Paparazzo. But it was not just a fictional character, he has the prototype. It once lived in Italy Tazio Secchiaroli, which worldwide is considered the first photographer who decided to capture pictures of famous people without their approval. He lived at the same time as Fellini, so the film he was watching and even knew whose prototype was. After the release of the film Secchiaroli decided to leave the profession of the paparazzi and spent the rest of his life, working as a personal photographer of Sophia Loren.
3. Silhouette: Etienne de Silhouette
Etienne de Silhouette was the famous Treasurer. Profession imposed upon him the imprint, and in life he was a very stingy, avaricious person. He was so miser that his greed became a byword. Despite the fact that he did it all for the benefit of the king, took care of his finances and tried to save the confidants of Louis XV, did not like him all around. Over time, his name was called special art of the portrait painted in the shadow of this portrait could afford poor people who cannot afford to pay a good artist.
2. Whatman: James Watman
In the case of James Wattana it's pretty simple. This hardworking man very much worked in a factory for the manufacture of paper. He invented paper high grade, large size and with a high degree of wear resistance. In honor of him and called durable rigid paper products large format. However, the word "paper" in English is spelled similarly to the name of the Creator, and pronounced as "outman".
1. Bluetooth: Harald I Bluetooth
Translation of "bluetooth" means "blue tooth". And it's not a random name for a standard of radio communication between different devices. It was named in honor of king Harald Bluetooth, who ruled Denmark and Norway in the tenth century. He was nicknamed so for the dark blue color of teeth, with which the king was a terrible problem. The fact that Harold has done much to unite the Danes and the Swedes. But that's not the only reason. Bluetooth was developed on the site, where there was a Union.