15 Modern Hobbies And Pastimes That Are Way Older Than We Knew

15 Modern Hobbies And Pastimes That Are Way Older Than We Knew

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Ah, the good old days. When life was simpler, and the only thing you had to worry about was getting your hands on the latest set of, uh ... trading cards? But, alas, times have changed. Now, we have the internet, and all the modern-day conveniences that come with it. But, did you know that many of the things we take for granted today have their roots in the distant past? From Roman gladiators to the first computer program, and even the first selfie, the history of human progress is fascinating. 

This list is a look back at some of the most interesting hobbies and pastimes in history, from the first college football game to the first social network. We’ll also take a look at some of the oldest traditions, like Christmas markets, and the first public disco. So, if you’re looking for a way to brush up on your history, you’ve come to the right place. 

1986’s 'Habitat' was an online world before the world was online.

Hobbies older than we knew 1986 MMOS Hi Terry! Hi Cathy. Nice day for a quest! It's always a nice day for treasure hunting. In 1986, Habitat was released, an online world with up to 15,000 users. They could do things like run businesses, play games, solve mysteries, and more-way before other MMOs. CRACKED


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Rutgers and Princeton kicked off a rivalry that’s still going strong over 150 years later.

Hobbies older than we knew 1869 College football On November 6, 1869, Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 in the first college football game, which looked more like rugby than today's football. The two New Jersey schools already had a heated rivalry before the game. CRACKED

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