17 Things That Are A Lot Older Than You Might Think

11. The Egyptian pyramids

“Ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids. The Ancient Egyptians were as old to the Ancient Romans as the Ancient Romans are to us.” –trespuntoslikespider

12. Stonehenge

“Stonehenge. It predates the oldest Pyramid in Egypt by nearly 300 years.” –squeeeeenis

13. Contact lenses

“Contact lenses. Leonardo da Vinci had the idea of contact lenses in 1508 and the first successful contact lenses were made in 1888.” – -eDgAR-

14. Complaining about “kids these days”

“The sentiment that modern society is degenerate and that the youth are to blame is one of the oldest things we have written down.

That I can remember off the top of my head, Cato the Elder complained that the younger generations were becoming too greek, and Socrates used to complain that the younger generations were ruining their brains by writing instead of memorizing information. There are far more older examples, but those are the oldest I remember (maybe Socrates was onto something ) . –CountPeter

15. Beer

“Beer. It’s one of the oldest prepared drinks in the world. It not only predates every civilization but actually contributed to their creation.” –Col_Walter_Tits

16.  The ’90s

“The year 1990… we are as close to it as we are the year 2050.” –iceburg-simpson

17. And finally…

“Paul Rudd.” –helpicantfindanamehe

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