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BIRKENSTOCK at 250: The Legacy of Iconic Footwear

The well-known “ugly” sandals, Birkenstocks, are seeing a phenomenal comeback. The German company is about to reach a major milestone in its nearly 250-year history. Birkenstock is getting ready to list on the New York Stock Exchange, which would be a new chapter in the company’s illustrious history, according to a document made public by […]

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Only Bagwati Can Fix You: This is the Story of the Hermès Birkin

When it comes to handbags, the Hermès Birkin continues to be the ultimate status symbol and the most sought-after piece of jewellery for the wealthy and famous. This is the story of the iconic Birkin and its Indian connection.  How did it all begin? On a transatlantic journey in 1983, actress Jane Birkin and Hermès

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Famous Designs That Changed The World: Hydraulic System

Introduction Hydraulic systems have been a significant part of human civilisation for thousands of years, with their roots in Pascal’s Law and the transmission of force through incompressible fluids. These systems, consisting of pumps, cylinders, valves, and actuators, are used in various industries like construction, manufacturing, aerospace, and transportation. It enhances productivity, efficiency, and safety

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Famous Designs That Changed The World: Arch

Introduction Throughout architectural history, the arch has served as a fundamental and revolutionary component, representing human creativity and inventiveness. Large, sturdy constructions were made possible by the structural characteristics of the arch, which had its origins in ancient societies like Mesopotamia and Egypt. Thanks to this breakthrough, architects were able to push the boundaries of

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Famous Designs That Changed The World: Boeing 747

Introduction The Boeing 747, the world’s first wide-body airliner, has become a symbol of progress, ambition, and global connectivity since its maiden flight in 1969. This essay explores the impact of the 747’s design on various aspects of our world. It represents the dreams of a human race that aspires to the stars, revolutionising air

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Famous Designs That Changed The World: The Gutenberg Printing Press

Introduction Johannes Gutenberg, a German inventor born in Mainz around 1400, revolutionised communication, education, and knowledge dissemination through his groundbreaking invention of the printing press. Before Gutenberg’s invention, books were copied by hand, limited to the clergy and aristocracy, and limited in terms of time and resources. Gutenberg’s invention revolutionised the production of books by

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