Look around you, how many electronics do you see? Probably a lot! We all have electronics, and most of us often get rid of the old ones for a new upgrade. What we don’t think about when we do this is where our old electronics go. Once we throw them away, our old electronics are referred to as electronic waste. Below we take a look at e-waste and where it all ends up
If a child of 1910 could glance at today’s toys, he or she would likely be confused by the endless games consoles, gadgets and TV-inspired toys. Back in the early twentieth century, the teddy bear was the most popular toy, followed by train sets and construction-themed toys. There was not an electronic device in sight!
However, you can see definite themes running through the popular toys of the past 100 years. For example, although the construction-based toys faded from fashion for a while, in the 1980s Lego became a must-have toy. And the board game shot to the top of wish-lists in the 1930s and 1940s, and experienced another surge in the 1970s – and even today, although replaced in many homes by the computer game, board games are still wheeled out when the family gets together for the festive season!
Here at WhitePages, we have spent the last year looking at a variety of different names from a number of categories – sports, food, even Weiner-esque. As we reflect upon 2011, we see that names have indeed played an important part in shaping the year’s events. From celebrities to villans to top Twitterers, here we present to you “The Year in Names”