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HubMob Weekly Topic: Uncommon history of common things

  1. Princessa profile image84
    Princessaposted 6 years ago

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/wyanjen/HubMob/uncommon-history.jpg


    Hello Hubbers, thank you for last week's hubs supporting Cancer awareness, we had a total of 29 hubs on the topic.  You can find them all in last week's round up HubMob Cancer Awareness, Cancer Prevention, and Living with Cancer by rmcrayne.

    This week, we have an unusual topic which will let your imagination fly.  This week we are going to be writing about the uncommon history of common things.  This is the time to let your inquisitive minds find out about all those things around us, things that we take for granted and never before have wondered how did they come to form part of our everyday life.  I am talking about common things such as toilet paper, zips, high heels, cutlery, deodorant, etc.  Anything that you can think about; this week only your imagination is the limit.  Surprise your readers with the most uncommon history of common things. 

    To join this week's HubMob please follow the steps below:

    1. START YOUR HUB CLICKING THIS LINK.  Choose the "Answer this Question" green button.  Choose the MAKE A HUB ABOUT IT option. 

    2. Choose a relevant title for your Hub to get a good ranking in the search engines, AVOID starting your title with "Weekly HubMob"

    3. Include the HubMob RSS Feed in your hub: http://hubpages.com/question/107216/hub … ew&rss

    4. Add the HubMob graphic at the start of this thread created  by  wyanjen especially for this week's HubMob http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19 … istory.jpg

    5. Categorize your hub according to your topic.  This week's topic is very wide and I have categorized it under Education.  Please, categorize your hub under the category that fits it best.

    6. After you publish your HubMob Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.  Take advantage of the free publicity!

    Have fun!

    1. Les Trois Chenes profile image90
      Les Trois Chenesposted 6 years ago in reply to this
  2. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    Hiya Princessa, great topic!  I am so in this week.  I love reading about how common things came about.  I'll probably submit more than one.  One question, how come whenever I include the Hubmob rss, it will be ok in the preview and then it will disappear.  It's happened in my older hubs too.  So I just delete the rss.  Does anyone else have the same problem?

    Have a great day,
    Rosie

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mine seems OK. Hope yours settles back in.

      1. Rosie2010 profile image75
        Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thanks Patty, I think I got it now.

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Rosie,

      It might be the way you are creating the RSS feed itself. When you are using more than one word, put a + between the words. It should be recognized by the RSS feed system.

      I hope that helps.

      @topic- seems to be a very interesting and imaginative topic for this week's HubMob.

      Good luck to all who write hubs. smile

      1. Rosie2010 profile image75
        Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Cagsil, I finally figured out what I was doing wrong.

    3. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      This happens all the time when you select "copy" vs "copy hyperlink", "copy link location" etc.  See leahlefler's response to you above.  Or check out these how-to hubs: 

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Write-a-HubMob-Hub

      http://hubpages.com/hub/HubMob-For-Dumm … HubMob-Hub

      1. Rosie2010 profile image75
        Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thank rmcrayne, I now know where I went wrong.

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    The Odd and Uncommon Histories of Commercial Icehttp://hubpages.com/t/20cc96

    Great topic!

    1. leahlefler profile image96
      leahleflerposted 6 years ago

      I wrote my hub: the uncommon history of the wishing well. http://hubpages.com/hub/Wishing-Wells-A … Decoration

      Rosie, make sure you are not just "copying" the rss link: you need to select "copy link location" or whatever option your system gives when you right-click on the rss feed link. The first time I joined a hubmob, I had trouble with the rss feed disappearing and it was because I was using the "control-c, control-v" method of copy and paste. I hope that helps!

      1. Rosie2010 profile image75
        Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thanks, Leah, that's exactly what I was doing copy&paste the rss link.  Now I .know .. thanks very much

    2. cheapsk8chick profile image80
      cheapsk8chickposted 6 years ago

      I wrote a little bit about lipstick.  I've never participated in a hubmob before!  I'm stoked and I hope I did everything like I was supposed to!
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Mama-Why-Do-I-H … -Lipstick?

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations for taking the hub mob challenge.  I'm looking forward to reading your hub.

      2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

        Sorry! - my link did not work before. The Odd and Uncommon Histories of Commercial Ice

        http://hubpages.com/t/20cc96

      3. Howard S. profile image85
        Howard S.posted 6 years ago

        Were Flash-Frozen Vegetables Invented or Discovered?

        http://hubpages.com/t/20d19a

        I've been planning for several weeks to write this ever since I heard the story. HubMob got me to do it!

        1. cheapsk8chick profile image80
          cheapsk8chickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Great hub!

      4. Rosie2010 profile image75
        Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

        Here mine on the history of coffee mugs

        http://hubpages.com/hub/HISTORY-OF-COFFEE-MUGS

      5. scoobydeb profile image78
        scoobydebposted 6 years ago
      6. dahoglund profile image82
        dahoglundposted 6 years ago

        This is my hub on the history of a common toy-the Slinkyhttp://hubpages.com/hub/Slinky-Toys-based-On-Physics-PrinciplesGravity-and-Inertia

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
          Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You forgot to leave a space-- so the link didn't 'take'.
          here 'ya go.
          http://hubpages.com/hub/Slinky-Toys-bas … nd-Inertia

          1. dahoglund profile image82
            dahoglundposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks.

      7. Just Ask Susan profile image87
        Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

        The History of Toilet Paper

        http://hubpages.com/hub/The-History-Of- … Paper-Roll

        Thought this would make an interesting subject.

      8. Jane Bovary profile image85
        Jane Bovaryposted 6 years ago

        I've always wanted to write about this fascinating topic...now's my chance. Everything(almost) you ever wanted to know about cling wrap:

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Cling-Wrap

        PS: Nice graphic wjanjen

      9. scall profile image75
        scallposted 6 years ago

        Ok I'm in!  I wrote about the history of mirrors - seems like a common enough thing to write about!

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Reflecting-on-t … of-Mirrors

      10. donnatru profile image76
        donnatruposted 6 years ago

        WooHoo! Fun Just finished
        up with this.

        Calendar History Of The Pope, Farmer
        And Pinup Girl

        http://bit.ly/eR92rt

        1. leahlefler profile image96
          leahleflerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I don't want to click on this, because it doesn't appear to be a hubpages link. Should this be flagged?

          1. Princessa profile image84
            Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It's ok.  It is a hupages link.  It is just the short link.

            1. leahlefler profile image96
              leahleflerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              OK - I just wanted to make sure! Thanks for clarifying!

      11. dianebowling profile image61
        dianebowlingposted 6 years ago

        History of candles

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Candles-An-Odorous-History

        Cuz I love candles!

      12. TheOneWhoKnows profile image59
        TheOneWhoKnowsposted 6 years ago

        This is my second Hubmob ;-)

        http://hubpages.com/hub/History-of-Teletext

        We all use teletext, but did you ever wondered how it was created. By whom?. Read and enjoy ;-))

      13. dahoglund profile image82
        dahoglundposted 6 years ago

        I thought Piggy Banks might interest a few people.

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Piggy-bankssavi … y-or-coins

      14. cameciob profile image75
        cameciobposted 6 years ago

        Hi, I'm camelia.
        I wrote a short history of the paper coffee filter.
        http://hubpages.com/t/20e7fe

        1. the pink umbrella profile image72
          the pink umbrellaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          wish i could go along with this, but im stricly poetry as of late. sad

      15. slc334 profile image60
        slc334posted 6 years ago

        I just wrote about the advent of bubblegum, you can read about it here:

        http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Uncommon-Hi … y-gum-pink

      16. evvy_09 profile image73
        evvy_09posted 6 years ago

        http://hubpages.com/hub/history-of-vide … ontrollers

        My first attempt at a hubtopic. Hope I did it right smile

        1. Princessa profile image84
          Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi, welcome to the HubMob smile

          Yes you did things right:
          1) You started your hub from the answer this question link, and
          2) You added the HubMob graphic

          There is just the RSS feed missing.  It would be great if you could add it to your hub.

          1. evvy_09 profile image73
            evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you. I did add it once and it showed in the preview.  It took me a couple times to fix it but I think it's working now.  I had to click on the rss feed link to get the full one.   I'll check on it again later to make sure smile

      17. YU_First 1 profile image58
        YU_First 1posted 6 years ago

        http://hubpages.com/t/20f3d3

        I have just put out something on ~~~~ Smoking

      18. Stina Caxe profile image87
        Stina Caxeposted 6 years ago

        http://hubpages.com/t/20f4ab

        This is a history of the Incubator for infants.

      19. dahoglund profile image82
        dahoglundposted 6 years ago

        This is the story of bricks. very common things.


        http://hubpages.com/hub/Bricks-Used-for … y-Building

      20. Mike B. profile image79
        Mike B.posted 6 years ago

        Thought I would do Popcorn. I thought it would be an interesting research.  Hope I did this right.

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Where-did-Popcorn-come-from

        1. Princessa profile image84
          Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes! everything ok with your hub, it is a HubMob Hub smile

      21. workingmomwm profile image85
        workingmomwmposted 6 years ago

        My hub on the history of the pillow. http://hubpages.com/hub/The-History-of-the-Pillow

        This was actually something I started wondering about months ago, and this week's topic gave me the perfect excuse to do some research on it. Thanks for that, Princessa! I learned quite a bit and had a lot of fun.

        1. SweetMarie83 profile image84
          SweetMarie83posted 6 years ago

          I decided to write about rocking chairs because they're something my family has always had and loved and I have 3 of them in my home.

          A Brief History of Rocking Chairs and Their Rise to Popularity.

          1. bayoulady profile image69
            bayouladyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            PHOOEY,lol! you beat me to it!!!!!! guess I 'll save my ruff draft for a rainy day!

        2. Docmo profile image92
          Docmoposted 6 years ago

          What a great idea this 'Uncommon History of Common things' is , I'v learnt so much!

          The Hubmob weekly topic hub sprung forth from the act of brushing my teeth! I quickly searched to see if someone else had done the

          History of the Humble Toothbrush

          they hadn't!

          http://hubpages.com/hub/-History-of-the … Toothbrush

          Enjoy. And don't forget to brush your teeth twice and after every meal. In a rotatory motion and not just from side to side. and don't forget the molars. And floss. And I'll shut up!
          http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4642959_f248.jpg

          1. Denise Handlon profile image88
            Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Nice job.  smile

        3. nakmeister profile image85
          nakmeisterposted 6 years ago

          I love reading about the history of common things, because they so often have really interesting stories behind them. I've read a few great hubs that people have already posted so thought I'd try my own (my first hubmob!).

          I decided to write about the history of the umbrella. It is so common that nobody really gives it a second thought and yet it has a really long history and originates from all over the world. Anyway, here is a link:

          http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Short-History-of-the-Umbrella

        4. dahoglund profile image82
          dahoglundposted 6 years ago

          I thought some readers might be interested in the history of chewing gum.


          http://hubpages.com/hub/History-facts-a … to-Present

        5. evvy_09 profile image73
          evvy_09posted 6 years ago

          I did another one, and have started a third though it won't be finished this week.  This is a great hubtopic and has given me lots of awesome ideas!  So thanks so much!
          http://hubpages.com/hub/history-of-the-flute

        6. gypsumgirl profile image92
          gypsumgirlposted 6 years ago

          Here is my contribution to this week's HubMob Weekly...

          The Uncommon History of the Common Paper Clip:

          http://hubpages.com/hub/History-of-The-Paper-Clip


          This is my second HubMob Weekly contribution (I started last week with the cancer HubMob) so I hope I'm doing this correctly.  As far as I know, I am.  smile

          Thanks for a fun topic!  I love reading this type of trivia...

        7. Specialk3749 profile image59
          Specialk3749posted 6 years ago

          Here is my hub on The Legend of Coffee!  Enjoy!

          http://hubpages.com/hub/Have-You-Heard- … -of-Coffee

        8. cardelean profile image89
          cardeleanposted 6 years ago

          Ok, here is my contribution to this week's hubmob.  It is my first so I hope I did everything correctly.  My topic is on the history of the yo-yo.  Hope you enjoy it!

          http://hubpages.com/hub/The-History-of- … Games?done

          1. rmcrayne profile image94
            rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yep, you did everything you needed to:  Started from Princessa's link, wrote a hub on our topic, included HubMob graphic and RSS, and came back and posted in the thread.  Welcome to the Mob!

          2. Denise Handlon profile image88
            Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Great job, Cara, and it was an interesting hub about the yo-yo.

        9. Golfgal profile image84
          Golfgalposted 6 years ago

          Hi Everyone, I see there are lots commonality among us this week...sorry I couldn't resist.  I hope you like my uncommon history hubs, I gotr excited and wrote two.  The Uncommon Hisatory of a Pacifier (you wouldn't know that I am about to become a grandmother) and The Uncommon History of the Toothbrush.  I learned things about each topic that I did not know before.  I appreciate the challenge.

          http://hubpages.com/t/210a56

          http://hubpages.com/t/211204

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

            I have written one on the history of facial tissues, aka Kleenex.

            http://hubpages.com/t/211abd

          2. caninecrtitics profile image62
            caninecrtiticsposted 6 years ago

            http://hubpages.com/hub/History-of-the-Coffee-Cup

            I wrote my hub on the history of the coffee cup.  I found a lot of weird information from researching this title.  It's weird to see what coffee cups were made from.

          3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

            And one more, A short history of the martini glass

            http://hubpages.com/hub/A-short-history … tini-glass

          4. workingmomwm profile image85
            workingmomwmposted 6 years ago

            This was such an interesting topic I decided to write another one on the history of toothpaste. Here it is: http://hubpages.com/hub/TheHistoryofToothpaste

            1. Denise Handlon profile image88
              Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              This will go nicely with Docmo's hub about the toothbrush.  LOL

              1. workingmomwm profile image85
                workingmomwmposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yes. I almost did my hub about the toothbrush instead of toothpaste. I'm glad I didn't now!

          5. PR Morgan profile image61
            PR Morganposted 6 years ago

            Hello everyone!  I really enjoyed last weeks topic but this weeks is lighter and fun.  I hope you enjoy!

            http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Mighty-Microwave-Oven

          6. xrocker30 profile image80
            xrocker30posted 6 years ago

            I guess dayohund beat me to publishing this but oh well, I still went through with my idea on the history of chewing gum. Gum is found almost every where in our lives nowadays so I started to wonder what sparked all of this. Which is why I wrote my topic on the History of Chewing Gum:

            http://hubpages.com/hub/History-of-Chewing-Gum

          7. Pamela99 profile image85
            Pamela99posted 6 years ago

            I decided to write about the old vintage kitchens small appliances we once used as compared to all we have now.

            http://hubpages.com/hub/Vintage-Kitchen … -New-World

          8. caninecrtitics profile image62
            caninecrtiticsposted 6 years ago

            http://hubpages.com/hub/The-History-of-Hamster-as-Pets
            Great history of hamsters even though some of the stories vary this seems to be the break down of where they came from and when.  Alot of good information in it.

          9. Docmo profile image92
            Docmoposted 6 years ago

            Got carried away - literally- always wanted to write about the history of Kites and thought this was a great opportunity to leap from the humble toothbrushes to the

            soaring History of Kites!

            http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Soaring-History-of-Kites

            Enjoy!

            Thanks Hubmob weekly - for the inspirations...

            http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4651728_f248.jpg

          10. rmcrayne profile image94
            rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

            Here is your Uncommon History HubMob Round-up hub.  I have entered the first 20 of 45 links in the RSS so far. 

            Uncommon Histories of Common Things- Post It Notes, M&Ms, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Paper Clips and Much More

            http://hubpages.com/hub/Histories-of-Co … aper-Clips

            Learn interesting and uncommon histories of common things like Post It notes, sock monkeys, M&Ms, Twinkies, Barbie, Tupperware, popcorn, chewing gum, toothbrushes, coffee, zippers, lipstick, slinky, toilet paper, mirrors, piggy banks, umbrellas, pillows, and Coca Cola bottles.

          11. TPSicotte profile image76
            TPSicotteposted 6 years ago

            Hi all. The common thing I wrote about is a phrase I often use with my kids. It has changed somewhat over time and in ways seems to have less meaning. So I used it as a jumping off point about making sense when we use common sayings when we talk to our kids.

            http://hubpages.com/hub/A-common-Saying … ssues?done

          12. MPG Narratives profile image61
            MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago

            http://hubpages.com/hub/Paperclips-An-O … mmon-Thing

            Here's the link to my hub on paper clips. I use so many of them at work it was the perfect subject to write about. They are so common but oh so useful.

          13. rmcrayne profile image94
            rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

            UNCOMMON HISTORY HUBMOB TOPIC HAS BEEN EXTENDED.

            Hello HubMobsters.  The Uncommon History of Common Things HubMob topic has been extended.  A new topic will be announced next Monday by Princessa. 

            http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4656204_f248.jpg

            1. Howard S. profile image85
              Howard S.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              In the common history of thingamubhobs, how uncommon is this?

              1. rmcrayne profile image94
                rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Usually there is a new topic every Monday.  We mirror contest topics.  In the "off season", when activity is low, we sometimes plan to run topics for two weeks. This one was not planned, but we decided to keep the topic due to multiple circumstances.

                1. Rosie2010 profile image75
                  Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Oh goodie!  I really want to write another one.  thanks

                2. wyanjen profile image87
                  wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Right, it wasn't planned... but I'm pretty excited about a second week. This topic has so many interesting hubs! I'm loving this one.

                  Great work HubMobsters! Let's keep it up for another week wink

            2. Denise Handlon profile image88
              Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks R.M. for the news.  smile

          14. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
            Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

            Wheee!

            The Manual Egg Beater, A Museum Piece
            -- A trek through the halls of the US Patent Office, a shock, a museum video, some trivia, and a conflict of whisking. Most uncommon!

          15. mgglii profile image55
            mggliiposted 6 years ago

            thanks fine

          16. cardelean profile image89
            cardeleanposted 6 years ago

            What could be more common than breakfast cereal?  Here's a hub on how corn flakes came to be.

            http://hubpages.com/hub/Corn-Flakes-The … tal-Cereal

           
          working