It's easy to think of certain ideas as "modern." Especially if these concepts require basic innovations such as electricity.

Of course, as you're about to find out, these things aren't exclusive to us at all -- and in fact have been going on for thousands of years. Our readers compiled a list of "modern" ideas that are anything but. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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30 'Modern' Things That Are Way Older Than You Think

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People liked to take selfies since the camera was invented. This was taken by Robert Cornelius with the inscription: THE FIRST LIGHT PICTURE EVER TAK

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CRACKEDG Think that contact lenses are a modern invention? The first contact lens was invented in 1888 by opthalmologist Adolph Fick, and it was at le

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CONVENTION Fowvest Ackerman t Myrtle Jones 1950 2 1951 L 1953 1946 oh, for the days before nerds With too much time on theiR hands and an Instagram A

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Think the RIAA is bad? In one of the first known copyright violation cases, St Columba, a 6th century Irish missionary, 'borrowed' and copied a psalte

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Men HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THE WAY WOMEn DRESS SINCE ANCIENT TImes. WRETCHED FLOCKS OF IAIDS LABOUR SO THAT THE ADULTERESS MAY BE VISTBLE THROUGH

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Cosmetic Dentistry is at least 2500 years old. This is gold ribbon supporting two false teeth, or a very basic bridge, found in skull. an Etruscan Thi

Entry by Kanklefest

GREE<E AND ROME: BRINGING You DKK PKs FOR OVER 2500 YEARS

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