Most of the technology we use today is pretty recent. A hundred years ago, no one was using a computer, the internet, a smartphone or a car with GPS. Today, almost everyone owns most of these things. We’ve evolved into a society where things that are 10 years old become obsolete really fast, but what if I told you that we use loads of things on a near-daily basis that were invented a long time ago? Let’s take a look!
Let’s just start with the thing most people will probably actively use frequently. Chocolate has been around for 3000 years and goes back to ancient Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and Mayas loved the product they made of the cacao tree so much, they actually started revering it. Chocolate conquered the world when the Spanish invaded America.
In 4000 B.C., Egyptians were already using eye makeup. It was used to protect you from the eyes of something evil and was worn by both genders!
The Number “0”
Something I occasionally use when checking my bank account, the number zero was invented by the Sumerians in 300 B.C. The use of the number zero in mathematics came only a thousand years later, in the 7th century.