There are tons of stories around the origin of spaghetti that we all know and love. A common legend tells of the Venetian Marco Polo bringing spaghetti from China. Well, think again. That legend has been debunked by historians decades ago. So, where do they really come from?
There are so many things that we use and believe without knowing its origins. Why is it traditional for married couples to wear a gold ring on their annular finger? Where does the tradition come from? How did it develop?
To many it might seem that "pants" or "trousers" are a common logical piece of clothing. Yet, have you ever seen a Greek Philosopher, a Roman Emperor, or an Egyptian Pharaoh wearing them? Where do they come from? When did they become popular?
If you wear vision glasses chances are you probably wondered how miserable life must have been without eyeglasses. Well, you were right. Vision problems have been around much longer than eyeglasses for sure! Even when invented, eyeglasses did not become accessible to most until the 19th century. But how long have glasses been around then? Who invented them?
The Wheel is one of those human designed objects that doesn't even seem like an invention. It simply feels like they have always been around, but they actually haven't. The term itself "reinventing the wheel" is often used when pointing out when a very basic and stupid statement is made. Yet, the invention of the wheel itself is nothing but simplistic.
Candles as we know them are not an ancient invention. The dark nights for many millennia were made brighter by fires and oil lamps before the candle came to "light". There are historians that assume that candles have been around for thousands of years, but since they these objects burn away, there is not proof that they existed.