5 'recent' things that are much older than you think
How much do we really know about the history of things we often see and use? Turns out, some everyday stuff has been around for much longer than we usually think.
Today, hooded sweatshirts are loved and worn by people of all ages. Anyway, hoodies seem like a recent fashion phenomenon. In reality, they were first made in the 1930s as workwear. Well, they are still younger than jeans!
#2 3D movies
Can you imagine that the first 3D feature film was actually a silent drama? The Power of Love was produced by American operator Harry K. Fairall. He invented all the camera equipment himself. For some reason, people didn't go crazy about 3D when the film premiered, so it was only presented two times.
If you're a true classic movie fan, try to identify every film in thisfun trivia quiz on old Hollywood movies.
#3 Brain surgery
There is evidence that this exquisite medical procedure is actually as old as some primitive tools. Remains of surgical tools and successful brain operations dating back to the Neolithic period were found in Europe. Successful brain surgeries were also performed by the Incas and their ancestors.
#4 Fast food
In Ancient Rome, there were thermopolia – counters were ready-to-eat food was sold. These places were most often visited by the poor, as they couldn't afford a private kitchen.
If you enjoy this information about things that are older than you thought, try to guess which ancient foods we still eat today are the oldest.
#5 Automatic doors
The first automatic doors were invented in Roman Egypt by Heron of Alexandria. The main purpose of this invention was to add more drama to religious ceremonies and make people believe that the doors were opened by a divine entity.
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Mysterious secrets of the Mayan Civilization
In the jungles of Southern Mexico and Central America, the ancient ruins of the Maya posed a mystery. They revealed the civilization of stunning achievements created in isolation from Europe and Asia. It's no wonder people are interested in this culture. A lot of scientists, historians, and archeologists try to solve the secrets of the Maya. They have succeeded in some of them but not all of them. Check out these incredible facts about the Mayan Civilization to learn more!
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is the American timeless book of a childhood in a quiet little town and the crisis of conscience that overtook it. More than 30 million copies of the novel were sold worldwide. Nowadays it continues to sell about a million copies every year. Here are some interesting facts about “To Kill a Mockingbird” and its author Harper Lee.
7 weird Wikipedia articles you’d probably miss
Wikipedia is the most popular informational website. As you probably know, the site consists of collaborations of people modifying content. Wikipedia was created by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger on January 15, 2001. Right now, in English, you can find 5.7 million articles, and 46 million pages, which have been edited 860 million times and looked at by 1,203 admins. It’s not surprising then, that there’s some weird stuff you can find on Wikipedia. And that’s what we’ll look at today.
Our history has witnessed a lot of great people. Their contribution to the development of humanity cannot be overestimated. We tend to idealize great minds however everyone has their own secrets.
Surprising story of Mount Rushmore 7/1/2020
When looking around the world and thinking of cool places to travel, a top tourist site in the United State is Mount Rushmore. Have you ever seen it? It’s OK if you haven’t, QuizzClub’s fans have got some fun facts about the monument for you. Keep on reading!