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16 Oldest Surviving Examples Of Everyday Things

We enjoy quite a few unprecedented technologies today, but much more of the stuff that we use has been around for ages. Ancient humans may not have been able to text or upload selfies, but they enjoyed everyday objects .....


According to an urban legend these cars were left behind by US soldiers from World War II, who could not ship them back to the US so they decided to hide them in a forest until they could come back and retrieve them.


Glenfiddich: Family Story

Our distillery was founded by William Grant in 1887. But our story is still being written today, not just by William’s descendants, who still own & manage our Distillery, but also by the generations of people who’ve worked here


The Mississippi Phantom Barber

In 1942 there was a Mississippi man called the Phantom Barber who would break into peoples houses at night, and cut their hair.


Shicheng City: Where time travel is possible

Lion city still retains its stable position even after being submerged under Lake Qiandao since 1959.

In February 2013, exquisite pictures were published by the Chinese National Geographic Magazine showing Shicheng City (Lion City).


The First Song Sung in Outer Space

"Happy Birthday" was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.


Deadly Odd Disease

Cornu Cutaneum - Giant horns exist: the largest described is a 76 year old Parisian woman named Madame Dimanche (Widow Sunday) in the 19th century, who grew a 25cm horn from her forehead