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.
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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?
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!
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
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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