Remember back in grade school when someone being all science-y would stroll in with a big piece of wood and would use its rings to show you when historical events happened? Because, like, trees are old and shit?

Well there's other old shit out there that shows the passage of time and are a helluva lot cooler than a piece of wood.

(Shout out to Tomkat53 for the contest suggestion.)

Entry by jaoafallas

THE FEET OF ST. PETER'S STATUE TOUCHED REPEATEDLY OVER THE CENTURIES IN VATICAN CITY:

Entry by never_more

In 2012, militants began bombing the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo, which has existed since 6000 BCE. After 4 years of constant fighting, the city is

Entry by Maclise

These gems are actually Fordite, a material formed by hundreds of layers of car paint that built up in old car factories over time.

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