Mankind has been making cool new stuff ever since we figured out that having cool new stuff was… cool. It turns out that a lot of the things that we think of as "new" stuff are actually pretty “old” stuff-- The modern conveniences and technologies that we take for granted today were created long ago. Although they may seem new and cutting-edge, most of these inventions are actually quite old!

Much to the disbelief of many people, some things considered modern are actually quite old. Although they've been tweaked and updated, many "modern" items have origins that date back centuries. There are a lot of things in the modern world that we take for granted. We use them every day and never think twice about their age. However, many of these items are significantly older than we would have guessed. Here are some examples of things that are significantly older than most people imagine. We found the most surprising!

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