13 Everyday Inventions That Are Way Older Than We Thought
As we look to the past, it is often with a sense of awe and wonder at the accomplishments of those who lived before us. We marvel at the inventions and discoveries that have changed the course of human history, from the wheel to the printing press. But there are many inventions that are often overlooked or forgotten, inventions that are surprisingly old and ahead of their time.
From the Aeolipile steam engine invented by Heron of Alexandria in 62 A.D. to the rocket-powered torpedo invented by Al-Hassan er-Rammah in 1280, these inventions show us that innovation is not limited by time or place... and that stuff that looks modern and brand-new sometimes has really, really old roots. They demonstrate the ingenuity of our ancestors and the power of human creativity. So without further ado, let us explore the amazing inventions of the past and appreciate the people who made them... for us to enjoy today.