The history of table tennis

Table tennis dates back in the 1880s, it took center stage as an indoor game due to extreme weather conditions associated with the winter season. After twenty years, Parker brothers, a renowned board company in United states adopted the trademark Ping-Pong- the sound the butt and the ball produces; though the origin of the name was from a firm in Europe, J. Jaques, and Son. The game became popular in the beginning of the 19th century, which was the formation of Ping Pong association but later renamed as Table tennis association in 1922.

histoyofttThe game was popular in America and Europe, the time the association was formed; a visiting Japanese Professor adopted the game and introduced it to its students in the university. It later gained entry in Budapest and Vienna after Edward Shires, a salesman from the UK, offered lessons on the game so ping pong equipment is a worthwhile investment

Initially, the high class played the game. It slowly gained populace in the middle class in London city, the government decided to take a step and organize a tournament, which was successful and received numerous sponsorships. It led to the emergence of a league accommodating all teams from all the cities in Britain irrespective of financial class. The league consisted of various clubs from England.

The Daily monitor became the first gold sponsor of the tournament and massive media advertisement saw a registration of over 4,000 participants. It became the first ever tournament in London. In 1927, the league led to the formation of English Table Tennis Association, the son of Lord Earthling, Ivor Montague, was the chairman. His passion for architecture made him a key stakeholder in the design of tennis tables. The game has over 19 leagues registered under the association. Currently, it boasts of 300 leagues with 75,000 players registered in various leagues within the Association.

Dr. Jacobi, a Hungarian was the first winner of the World Championships in 1927. This encouraged more Hungarians to participate in the sport and dominated gold medals in the World Championships throughout the 1930s apart from 1929, when an English man Fred Perry, broke the record.


In 1950, the Japanese invented a new bat with sponge covering the circular part of the paddle, the association adopted the new equipment though after numerous debates and stakeholders consent. It becomes the universal equipment recommended by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)  The advantage of the new equipment was quick ball bounce which made players change tactics in ball attacks. It also saw improved body movement to conquer the fastball response due to the spongy material.

The sport was first included in the Olympic championships in Seoul in 1988, it has then received wide media coverage. The most spectacular were the 2 billion audience in the men singles. Chinese are the renowned players of Table Tennis. It is widely played at any playground, workplaces, recreation centers and any outdoor event. The Chinese government regards any top Table Tennis players as heroes and gives state arrivals and departures for their players attending any championships.

How to bring the past to life in relevant and inspiring ways

Some of the things we go through in life have a way of either teaching us a lesson or just humble us to look at life from a different perspective. This is only possible when you decide to look at the experience from a brighter side. Otherwise, it can also be the beginning of depression or low self-esteem. The only way to make life become interesting is to allow only
the good things to bother you. The bad things let them be passing wind and become lessons to guide you in your endeavors.

How then can you make a nasty life experience inspire you?

Have the right support system

The only way to go through a challenge in an amicable way and become victorious is to surround yourself with people who believe in you.
Naturally, you will get people who just what you to sink into depression because they are happy with what you are going through. Trust me, not all friends always wish you well. Even if you are to blame or not for the situation, get the right people who still believe in you. They will offer you tough love and give you the right advice such that in the end, you will become an inspiration to many.

Accept the situation

It has happened and you may not reverse. You have to accept the situation and acknowledge that life must continue despite the
situation. If you have a family, you have to be strong to ensure that your situation does not break them as well. Imagine if the health effect of still leaving in denial. Take charge and carry the burden with strength and vigor
such that it does not break you.

Do not wallow in pity

This is the situation; you have to find happiness in the whole situation. Do not sit there in pity as if you are the first and the last. Encourage yourself that you are not the first or the last person to go through it. Wake up and stay strong not only for you but also for the people who still value you.

Talk to people who became successful after having the same experience

You may not have an idea of how to go through it. We are in a digital era, you can always find people in groups on various social media networks to unwind and freely share what you are going through for someone to give you undivided attention and the correct advice to go about it.

Engage in fun activities

Never think of your predicament when you cannot do anything constructive about it. Instead, let your mind think of something else by engaging in activities that give you joy. It will help you forget about your the current situation for a while.

You can only be an inspiration to others when you deal with your situation with your shoulders held high. Look at the good side of the situation, and only allow yourself to indulge in the best things that bring hope
in your life.


The history of Paint Sprayer tool

Paint sprayer has moved many steps from the use of airbrushes to spray guns. The initial sprayers were cumbersome and had different challenges, which made innovators make more automated tools. Just as the paint has also evolved since time immemorial, the tool to apply the paint has also been invented and reinvented to the current tools.

The history dates back to the 18th century where Joseph Binks developed the first sprayer. It was handheld and its main function was to apply whitewash to the walls of the store where he was the supervisor at Marshall Field’s Wholesale Store in Chicago. The sprayer could only handle water-based paint, which was the white wash. In 1893, Francis Davis Millet, integrated the sprayer to make a simpler sprayer which used oil-based paint. Four years after the Second World War, Edward Seymour designed a more complex sprayer, which used the concept of aerosol. Aerosol paint was ejected out by compression method in a can.

It was after this spray gun where painting using compressing tools took center stage and more sprayers were developed but with no new concept but just the method of painting and the equipment for holding the paint. These traditional methods could not handle bulk-painting tasks within a short time.

Airgun spray

This equipment is a gun with an air compressor, paint bowl, and a nozzle. Once the paint is poured into the basin, the button triggers the compressor to mix it with steam air and the paint comes out in a gaseous state. The air pressure system ejects the steam at desired position and various patterns can be formed since you are able to regulate the amount of spray.

High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP)

This sprayer uses the science of high volume leads to low pressure. The gun compresses air to give a high volume of air mixing with paint at low pressure. At the end,  paint comes out at high-pressure ideal for bulk painting.

Low volume low pressure (LVLP)

This concept ensures there is maximum paint ejected out when the air is compressed at low volume under low pressure exerted by the compressor.

Electrostatic painting

After the conventional spray painting with volume and pressure differences, the inventor used electrostatic painting technique. This was ideal for spraying an outer layer of automotive.

All these sprays used cold paint, due to its share of challenges there was the invention of boilers in the compressors to create pressure differences to regulate the amount and level of paint ejected in the nozzles. This was to remove airless paint, which penetrates joints, cracks, and bends. The system is automated using hydraulic power system. They are of two types, battery powered airless sprays and electric air sprays. They use the same concept but produces a spray of small thickness. It is believed to reduce wastage and since most of the functions are automated, the painting process is faster.See what users say before buying paint sprayer because It has evolved from manual systems to the current electric and automated sprayer guns.

How Pool Vacuum Started

Swimming pools are prone to get dirty. This is because their floors are tiled and show dirt more easily. At the same time, you can’t wipe away the dirt without draining the pool. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a machine that automatically cleaned your pool for you? Thankfully, there is. The automatic pool vacuum is just that. It sucks away all the dirt and filthy elements from your pool. What’s more, it works with the water present. It cleans the water that’s in the pool, along with the floors and the walls.

Most people would believe that the machine like this which can completely clean a pool must be a very recent invention. However, they’ve been around for quite some time. They have a long and unique history that delves deep into entrepreneurial thinking and human craftsmanship.

There were three inventions that the pool cleaner evolved from. The first is the water filter. As the name suggests this allowed water to pass through but not dirt-sized particles. As a result, water that’s run through a water filter is free from any visually detectable impurities. The second fact that must be understood is that people didn’t really have pools in their homes until very recently. At most, they would have a cistern that would be used to store and harvest rainwater. It would also be used for the occasional swim. And Lastly, the pool heater(  is very important that time, especially with the cold weather.

The precursor to the pool cleaner was the cistern cleaner. This contraption would scrape and sweep the bottom of cisterns and tanks to rid the water in the cistern of any impurities. It was pretty effective at what it did and was widely used. Over the next two decades, its design and functionality were improved and optimized.

With the coming of the 20th century, swimming pools became much more people and were considered fashionable to have. It became necessary to devise an invention that would clean these larger spaces that had water in them. Early models of what are known today as pool vacuum cleaners drew a lot of inspiration from the cistern cleaners of earlier. It wasn’t until 1937 that a true innovation was developed. In that year, a pool cleaner that used suction as its working principle was invented. It was called a suction-side pool cleaner. This changed the pool cleaner market forever. These new designs were much more efficient as well as easier to operate.

An automatic variety of it was launched a few years later. This machine could clean away the scum and dirt from the pool with minimum human direction required.

A few years later, the next innovation was developed. The first robotic pool cleaner was patented in 1967. This machine was the first pool vacuum cleaner that was electronic in nature and operated on electricity.

The last change that pool cleaning technology saw came out in 1972. That year, the pressure-side pool cleaner was introduced. It was the first of its kind that could traverse the floor of a pool in random patterns. This was beneficial since it dislodged dirt that would be difficult to remove otherwise.

The history of Coffee Machines

Before the invention of the coffee makers, coffee  brewing was a simple process where water was brewed in a pot where the grounded coffee beans were placed in the and water was added, then placed in a  source of heat. Once boiled, it was sieved and served. Jean-Baptiste de Belloy an ArchBishop from Paris advised coffee should not be boiled and hence the invention of coffee machines. There are three categories of these machines percolator coffee machine, espresso machine and electric drip machine. Percolator coffee machines use vacuum technology, the espresso machines use steam technology and the electric machines use drip technology. Coffee machines use the concept of either a filter paper or a metallic sieve to sieve the ground coffee after brewing. They have inbuilt heater to raise the boiling point of cold water and mixed with the coffee. After which the mixture is directed through a funnel to a pot then finally a tap where you can regulate the amount you want to out in the cup.


Percolator coffee machines

The first coffee machine dates back in 1818. Mr. Laurens designed it in Paris, France. It used the percolator to filter coffee sediments, up to the 19th century where James Napier used his engineering knowledge to design a siphon vacuum coffee machine that uses vacuum packing technology and a filter paper to separate the liquid from the solid as opposed to the original machine, which used perforated compartments to filter the sediments.  However, the technology was cumbersome and complex, this leads to other inventors to create a less complex appliance with the same technology. The other

disadvantage was its inability to regulate the intensity of the coffee taste. A German housewife, Melitta Bentz used the filter technology and a mixture of already heated water to brew a mild coffee. This gave birth to Melitta Bentz, a coffee machine company that hit the market with a boom through maximum sales. They patented the technology to have full rights of the technology.


Espresso machine

A French native called Louis Bernard Rabaut invented the first espresso machine, in 1822. In 1901, an Italian engineer, Luigi Bezzera invented and patented another espresso machine. His machine has become the symbol of all espresso machines for a long time until Achilles Gaggia in 1946 invented the first automatic espresso coffee machine using drip technology. The growth of the invention was halted due to the Second World War; after the recess, he continued to manufacturer the machine, which has become the current renowned brand for espresso machine under Gaggia company(


Electric drip coffee makers

These machines use thermostat and siphon principle in boiling water and maintaining the heat. The coffee maker has two compartments one for cold water and the other for hot water. Heat is passed through an insulated hose triggered by pressure; the coffee moves through a filter and finally drips through a tap for use.


The market currently stocks Electric drip coffee makers more compared t the traditional coffee machines. They are simple to use and produce brewed coffee of desired strength. The insulated chambers and pipes keep the drink hot at all times.