Month: May 2016

How a Volcano Led to the Invention of the Bicycle

It can be argued that a volcano led to the development of the two-wheeled transport known as the bicycle. When Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted in 1815, it darkened the skies and created a ‘year without summer’ in 1816. As a result, crops failed and horses, the main mode of transportation, died in huge numbers due to starvation. Three years later, …