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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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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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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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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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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 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 Women Everywhere Will Be Grateful For

Women lead busy lives. Balancing work and the family isn't easy, but we do it and we rock it. What's more, we are grateful for the inventions that are made specifically with women in mind, such as removable heels, secret bra pouches for our cash, and wireless bras that still give support. It's things like these that allow us to live our best, hassle-free lives. How many of these brilliant inventions would make your life that much easier? 

inventions women grateful pics genius simple products amazon | A portable toilet for ladies women high fiving each other | Removable interchangeable heels pink
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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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Someone Made An AI Powered Machine Out Of Lego That Sorts Lego (GIFs)

Remember that big box of Lego you had as a child that was filled with hundreds of different styles of Lego and twenty Lego men and women from Darth Vader to scuba divers? Trying to sort those boxes would have been impossible. That's probably what Daniel West experienced before he built his Universal Lego Sorting Machine from Lego. It uses artificial intelligence to sort the Lego pieces and we all want one for our ahem nieces and nephews. 

Want to read some more interesting articles? Have a look at this story about the very strange fish that washed up on a beach in California

This article was originally reported by The Verge

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When Science Goes Through a Weird Phase: 12 Bizarre Inventions From The Victorian Era

Even though the Victorian era was a long period of peace and prosperity, turns out, science was going through a weird phase. Below are 15 bizarre inventions from this era -  some are useful, and some…well, not so much. Via: Vintage Everyday

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Amazingly Useless Japanese Inventions - The Cabbage Slicer

The Japanese art of Chindogu is the purposeful creation of practically useless devices, or devices that simply don't solve any problem per se, Dr. NakaMats is one of the most famous of these inventors, having over 3.000 patents to his name, including the floppy disk (allegedly). But this is the product of a Japanese YouTuber, Etaro Taro Ise, who is a collector of these "useless" inventions. Would you add this to your kitchen?

Japanese gadget designed to quickly and effectively slice cabbage thinly
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Designer Creates Unnecessary 'Fake' Inventions To Solve Problems, That Don’t Exist

Matt Benedettois a product designer developing fake products for the world's problems that don't exist. His collection of totally unnecessary inventions is filled with items that no one is asking for but Matt has taken it upon himself to bring these products to life anyway. 

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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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The Salmon Cannon: Catapulting Fish and People's Dreams Into The Future

Humans have interrupted a lot of natural processes. Highways divide forests, and dams interrupt the migration routes for fish. But that isn't to say that we haven't found solutions to some of the problems that we created. Wildlife bridges have been built over highways allow animals to cross the highway safely. And in a recent Twitter storm, the public has rediscovered an amazing apparatus that scientists released in 2014 which helps salmon migrate. It is called the Salmon Cannon. And as you can imagine, everyone is obsessed with it. 

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