30 Eyebrow-Arching Histories of Everyday Things

30 Eyebrow-Arching Histories of Everyday Things

There’s a lot we take for granted. Looking for information on the internet, putting a load of clothes in the washing machine and switching the lights on are all commonplace now, but these acts, as well as the inventions that enabled them, aren’t quite so straightforward and looked substantially different when they first originated. In fact, a lot of the things we use daily have fascinating backstories you’d never be able to guess at. And such histories are often far more fascinating than anything you learned in school. For instance, here are 30 illustrations that depict the surprising origins of everyday goods and products when they were first introduced…

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