Paper has been utilized for purposes of hygiene since the 6th Century, in China. It became a mass-produced product in the 14th Century. Modern toilet paper, for commercial use, started in the 19th Century and a patent for dispensers, that could hold rolls, was made in 1883. Bowery restaurant photograph for Changing New York, 1935. Toilet paper has many names around the world, including: ‘bum wad’, ‘loo paper’, ‘toilet paper’, ‘toilet roll’, ‘bog roll’, ‘TP’ and ‘tissue’. The…"Ouch: Splinter-free toilet paper didn’t exist until the 1930s"
Finding a stylish and comfortable pair of shoes is quite a challenge nowadays, but finding a pair that would be both stylish, a good fit, and last for a long period is even more challenging. Once you do find the perfect shoes, it seems hard to part with them, but, as we all know, everything in this world has a limited life span. Well, almost everything… The life span of high-quality leather shoes can be increased…"The Areni-1 shoe: The oldest leather shoe in the world was found in a cave in Armenia"
Hailed by the archaeologists as the earliest sign of any human activity discovered in central Taiwan, , remains of a mother and baby have been received with a mixture of awe and celebration. The remains are believed to be more than 4,800 years old and researchers who unearthed the remains were shocked after finding the way bodies were laid. The mother was found holding the little baby, while the face of the mother was pointing…"Mother held her child for 4,800 years -their skeletons found in Taiwan"
Yes, our world is a very mysterious and strange place. When we think we have it all figured out we realize that there are millions of things that we come to understand were unknown to us making us feel that this planet is creepy and strange. Our world is filled with bizarre, weird looking places, natural formations or whatever you want to call them, some places can give you goosebumps, creepy goosebumps, making theories about…"News 3 incredible bizarre places on Earth you won’t believe are real"
Is it wrong to think that great ancient civilizations like the ancient Egyptians, Olmec, Pre-Inca and Inca deciphered the secrets of ‘levitation’ and other technologies that have been labeled by today’s society as impossible, and mythological? And if they did, is it possible that they used these ‘forgotten technologies’ to erect some of the most incredible ancient constructions on our planet? The idea that ancient civilizations around the globe were able to transport supermassive blocks…"Did Ancient Civilizations “Levitate” boulders into position and build MASSIVE monuments?"
Without the wheel, draft animals, metal tools or even a written language, the Ancient Inca managed to build the oldest, longest—40,000km long—and most advanced ancient highway on the surface of the planet giving the ancient empire access to over 3,000,000 square kilometers (1,200,000 sq mi) of territory. The Ancient Inca Road system or Qhapaq Ñan is without a doubt one of the most extraordinary feats of ancient engineering in the world. The incredibly complex ancient highway allowed transform the ancient…"The 40,000 km-long ancient Inca road system—an extraordinary feat of ancient engineering"
In the arid desert landscape of northern Saudi Arabia, an ancient tomb carved from a single rock rises to a height of about four to five stories. Erected thousands of years ago by the builders of the Stone City of Petra, Qasr al-Farid is one of the most impressive ancient stone structures on the surface of the planet. Image Credit Abandoned in the middle of the desert, the ancient tomb carved out of a single…"Meet Qasr al-Farid—carved out of a single rock, and abandoned in the MIDDLE of the desert"
An ancient site which dates back more than 6,000 years hides SECRET messages only visible at night. “During the fieldwork, it became apparent that the rock art was far more extensive than had been thought…” said experts. The Lanyon Quoit in Cornwall, England. Image Credit: Getty Images. Monuments around the world have proven to be far more mysterious than we’ve ever imagined. This is the case of an ancient British religious site dating back thousands…"Ancient site dating back more than 6,000 years hides SECRET messages only visible at night"
Jordan continues to baffle experts as archaeologists have come across hundreds of stone tombs dating back more than 4,000 years in the Black Desert. This enclosure in Jebel Qurma in Jordan was built about 8,000 years ago and was reused sometime between A.D. 100 and 400, reports Live Science. The ancient burial sites were uncovered by a team of Dutch archaeologists in the Jebel Qurma region—an area so desolate that early explorers described it as a…"Mysterious 4,000-year-old ‘Tower Stone Tombs’ found by archaeologists in Jordan"
In 19690, construction workers in Oklahoma stumbled across a structure that according to many could rewrite history. The team of workers discovered the remains of a 200,000-year-old structure. Newspaper The Oklahoma covered the story in 1969. Could Oklahoma’s “Ancient Mosaic Floor”—contianing mystery post holes—rewrite the history of not only North America but the entire planet as well? According to a newspaper report published in 1969, the structure found by construction workers in Oklahoma dates back…"In 1969, construction workers found an alleged 200,000-year-old antediluvian structure in Oklahoma"