This sheepskin condom was used in 1640 in Sweden. The reusable condom came with instructions (in Latin) to clean it with warm milk to prevent users from catching STDs.
Oldest Purse (4,500years old).
These dog teeth are all that remain of a disintegrated purse from roughly 4,500 years ago found in Germany. They were likely part of the outer flap.
Oldest Sunglasses (800 years old).
The world’s oldest sunglasses were discovered on Baffin Island in Canada. They were snow goggles, designed to reduce the sun’s glare reflecting from the snow.
Oldest Sculpture Of A Human Form (35,000 – 40,000 years old).
At 35,000-40,000 years old, Venus of Hohle is the oldest statue depicting a human figure. This mammoth-ivory figurine was found in Germany.
Oldest Globe (510 years old).
This old globe was painstakingly etched into the surface of an ostrich egg in Italy. Before its age and origin were verified, it had been sold to its current owner at a map fair in London in 2012.
Oldest Coin (2,700 years old).
The oldest known coin was found in the ancient Hellenic city of Efesos in Turkey. Its one (and only) decorated side features a lion’s head.
intimacy gadget (28,000 Years Old).
In 2005, German scientists discovered one of the world’s oldest sculpted phalluses 20cm of polished siltstone lovingly created around 28,000 years ago. The stone member was discovered in Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm, Swabia, by a Tübingen University team. It bears the scars of having been used to knap flints and was reassembled from 14 fragments. (Knapping flints involves banging two rocks together to shape stone in order to manufacture tools.) Despite this abuse, and in a delicious leap of imagination, it’s been speculated that the life-size phallus may have been used as a prehistoric intimacy gadget. As Professor Nicholas Conard, from the university’s department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, suggestively notes: “It’s highly polished.”
Tortoise (183 years).
Jonathan the Tortoise Is Going Strong at 183, pictures from 1900 and now.
First Flight(113 years).
First successful flight of the Wright Flyer, by the Wright brothers. The machine traveled 120 ft (36.6 m) in 12 seconds at 10:35 a.m. at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Orville Wright was at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with his hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wrightran alongside to balance the machine, and just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing in the photo.