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Things That Are Way Newer Than People Think

Life looks a lot different now than it did even twenty or thirty years ago. As recently as fifty years ago, even scientists had a hugely different idea of how the world worked. And a hundred years ago? Screw that, no one wants to live in a world without functioning toilet paper or high fives. On the flipside, there's also tons of stuff that's way older than people think.

ideas and things that haven't been around for as long as people think | BetterThanHorus 40.1k points 13 hours ago 2 e 32 Hallways weren't widely used until 1800s. Rooms would just open into next room
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Stuff That's Way Older Than People Think

Some inventions like escalators and seltzer have been around for hundreds of years longer than most people think. And other stuff, like sharks, are older than entire species. for more interesting history stuff, here's a thread about how mundane people are important to history as well as some history memes to feel smart about.

Inventions and things that have been around for longer than people think | jazzman0116 40.8k points 1 day ago ancient Romans (well wealthy ones) had central heating their homes can actually still see pipes some buildings at Herculaneum!
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Inventions That Work Too Well to be Improved Upon

Sometimes someone comes up with a design so simple, elegant and effective that it becomes the de facto item for that use in perpetuity. It must feel good to have created something that does something the best. In the other direction, here are inventions that are now used for something other than their intended purpose.

Inventions so good they don't need to be improved | SaltyChickenDip 58.8k points 16 hours ago Paper clip. Last major patent 1880's
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Inventions That Are Now Used for Something Other Than Their Intended Purpose

People are pretty great at finding alternate uses for things. Sometimes it's some military invention that gets re-marketed as a household convenience, sometimes it's a reflection of changing times, and sometimes its people realizing it's fun to shoot at each other using a paint-launching logging device. Here are some cool and interesting inventions.

Things that are used today for a different use that they were invented | posted by Vyzantinist High-heeled shoes. They were originally men and used horse riding, as heels were supposed keep feet more secure stirrups. Now, they're just fancy women's shoes.
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Relatable and Dumb Times People "Invented" Things That Already Exist

It's probably happened to you too. You were thinking to yourself something along the lines of, "what if they made like, a bicycle, but that you didn't have to pedal. Maybe powered by some sort of engine. Like some kind of motor..cycle. Oh I'm a moron." If you're interested in ideas you probably haven't thought of, here are some actually original ideas and inventions.

Stories of times people thought of inventions that already exist.
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24 Things That Probably Won't Exist in a Decade

The world is changing quickly. While some of those changes are terrifying, some are pretty cool. Here are 24 things people are pretty sure won't be around in 10 years.

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Working on the next great American novel, or trying to cash on the lucrative One Direction fan fiction market, but distracted by all those crazy Internets?

Well worry no more, because now you can focus with the Hemingwrite.

This simple device is dubbed "the Kindle of writing composition." It consists of a mechanical keyboard and E Ink screen that lets you type distraction-free and backup your work to the cloud, syncing with apps like Evernote and Google Docs.

All you need now is a nice mojito and a bull fight.

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I mean it serves its primary function. It just so happens to melt you alive in the process.