Score
Title
5916
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASKREDDIT!!
3879
What is a very minor thing you do in secret, but people might look at your differently if they found out?
3263
What show or movie do you hate that you haven't actually seen?
1497
What's the dumbest thing someone tried to brag about?
634
What has become normalised that you cannot believe?
535
What is the scariest, most terrifying thing that actually exists?
11422
Besides Applebees, what is the worst restaurant experience you've ever had?
2068
What’s the most interesting documentary you’ve ever watched?
1157
What song do you fucking despise?
902
What was there a black market for at your school that wasn't drugs?
905
If you found out you were not human, but actually an ultra-realistic android programmed to think you were real, what clue should have given it away all along?
571
Which city are you reading this from, and what does the next hour of your life look like?
227
What is the lyric that resonates with you greatly?
184
How would you feel about a law that requires people over the age of 70 to pass a specialized driving test in order to continue driving?
389
If you were forced to time travel to the Middle Ages and could bring only ONE contemporary item with you, which one would you pick to max out your odds to live a long and prosperous life?
602
What would have been a really awkward moment 1000 years ago that we don't experience?
89
Reddstrodamus: what predictions do you have for this year?
309
Mentally ill people of reddit, what is an “easy” thing that takes a lot of energy for you to do?
5996
What restaurant have you sworn to never return to and why?
1316
Imagine you die in real life only to wake up and find out it was all a simulation that lasted about 5 seconds. You are reborn with the knowledge that you now possess, What would you do differently in your "second life"?
2001
When you first started using reddit, what did you not understand/find weird, but you get it now?
44
What are you 100% sure on nobody in this thread knows?
34
When is bigger NOT better?
43
Like diamonds, what has been artificially overpriced beyond its actual value?
46
Men of Reddit, what is the worst thing a male friend has done to a woman and did you speak up about it?
36
People who have been hypnotized, what was it like?
28796
What was your biggest "shit, my parents were right" moment?
32
[Serious] Have you ever thought about killing yourself and if so, why?
102
Who should be on a list of people not to fuck with?
68
What are some Red Flags at a job interview?
4622
What are you still salty about years later ?
1022
What is the most visually satisfying movie you've ever seen?
20
What Simpsons quote best describes your love life?
64
What is the craziest claim that you can make, that is actually true?
31
What is the weirdest name you call your pet?
34
What sex related thing about yourself you are ashamed to admit non-anonymously?
1270
Women of Reddit, what’s a first date mistake men all too often make?
24
You are now in complete control of any company you choose. However your goal is actually to drive the company to the ground. How do you do this without anyone realizing your intentions?
19
What was the first thing you did/purchased that made you realize "oh my god... I'm an adult now"?
22
What is the most insulting combination of normal words?
41
Who are the most iconic duos?
6359 Lemonwizard The ancient Romans (well, the wealthy ones) had central heating in their homes. You can actually still see the pipes in some of the buildings at Herculaneum!
4752 KeltronX The submarine. The first was made in 1620. It had Oars that stuck through leather seals and snorkel hoses for air. Edit: Technically a submersible. Thanks, u/ScratchinWarlok
8094 egrith The vending machine, the Greeks invented a water dispenser that you would put a coin in and it would fall onto a lever, opening the seal and giving you some water.
4382 roseyfae Haven't seen it mentioned yet so, 3D movies. The first one popped up around 1915 and the first major commercial film in the format was The Power of Love in 1922. If you included stereoscopic tech it goes back to the late 1800's.
1913 lucid808 Air rifles were invented in 1779. [The Girandoni Air Rifle](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girandoni_air_rifle) was a .46 cal, had a capacity of 22 round balls that were gravity fed into the chamber. It used no gun powder (so no smoke to give away position) and had a high rate of fire, much faster than traditional muzzle loader. The buttstock would hold up to 800 psi of compressed air, which took about 1500 strokes from a hand pump to fill. It was powerful enough to put a hole through a 1" pine board from 100 yards away, so it could cause significant damage by a skilled marksman. It was used in the Napoleonic Wars, and was famously carried by Lewis and Clark during their expedition across North America.
7862 Back2Bach The pipe organ. Its origins are in the 3rd century BC.
4051 Mr_frumpish Billiard balls. First mentioned in 1588.
10628 G33Kinator 3D printers have been around since the '80s, but it wasn't until the late 2000's that patents began expiring and small companies could introduce more affordable and less industrial printers to the general public.
15542 HammerOn1024 Roller blades are from the 1700's.
9162 ChemicalMurdoc The first lighter was invented in 1823, 3 years before matches in 1826. A lot of people assume matches were made first, and usually assume they are much much older.
9688 ScizorSci The Romans gave each other the middle finger.
11725 hunkmonkey Eyeglasses were invented in **1290**. Amazing.
2504 Antonskarp Color movies! Color movies actually predates audio movies. However, color film was more expensive to buy and develop than black and white, but people weren't willing to pay extra for color so it wasn't economically sound to shoot in color. Hell, not even the wizard of Oz turned a profit. There are actually a few color silent films out there, but since people actually were willing to pay extra for audio movies that seems like it was invented earlier. It wasn't, it just got popular earlier! EDIT: Some examples. I'm not talking about black and white film being hand painted in a variety of colors. I'm talking about actual colors being captured by the camera. Here's a short clip by pioneer Edward Raymond Turner from 1902. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V0Vc5iRoLY Can you imagine that this clip is from the same year as A Trip to the Moon? Granted, it doesn't amazing, but it looks real. Here's a clip from a 1926 silent film with intertitles and all starring Douglas Fairbanks, but shot in glorious Technicolor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwa2578IxkM
15726 thoawaydatrash The modern headphone jack was invented in 1878 and has only really changed in size.
7761 fart_shaped_box Digital distribution of video games. It has been around since ~~the *Atari 2600*, where the method used was a telephone line~~ the *Intellivision* in 1981, where the games could be downloaded from a cable TV channel. Edit: I have been corrected. While the Atari 2600 was the earliest released console to support this, the Intellivision's PlayCable was the first service.
17603 foolio805 Canned food was invented in the 1770s, decades before the can opener in the 1850s
6362 0 Lemonwizard The ancient Romans (well, the wealthy ones) had central heating in their homes. You can actually still see the pipes in some of the buildings at Herculaneum!
4750 0 KeltronX The submarine. The first was made in 1620. It had Oars that stuck through leather seals and snorkel hoses for air. Edit: Technically a submersible. Thanks, u/ScratchinWarlok
8087 0 egrith The vending machine, the Greeks invented a water dispenser that you would put a coin in and it would fall onto a lever, opening the seal and giving you some water.
4374 0 roseyfae Haven't seen it mentioned yet so, 3D movies. The first one popped up around 1915 and the first major commercial film in the format was The Power of Love in 1922. If you included stereoscopic tech it goes back to the late 1800's.
1920 0 lucid808 Air rifles were invented in 1779. [The Girandoni Air Rifle](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girandoni_air_rifle) was a .46 cal, had a capacity of 22 round balls that were gravity fed into the chamber. It used no gun powder (so no smoke to give away position) and had a high rate of fire, much faster than traditional muzzle loader. The buttstock would hold up to 800 psi of compressed air, which took about 1500 strokes from a hand pump to fill. It was powerful enough to put a hole through a 1" pine board from 100 yards away, so it could cause significant damage by a skilled marksman. It was used in the Napoleonic Wars, and was famously carried by Lewis and Clark during their expedition across North America.
7869 0 Back2Bach The pipe organ. Its origins are in the 3rd century BC.
4050 0 Mr_frumpish Billiard balls. First mentioned in 1588.
10623 0 G33Kinator 3D printers have been around since the '80s, but it wasn't until the late 2000's that patents began expiring and small companies could introduce more affordable and less industrial printers to the general public.
15543 0 HammerOn1024 Roller blades are from the 1700's.
9159 0 ChemicalMurdoc The first lighter was invented in 1823, 3 years before matches in 1826. A lot of people assume matches were made first, and usually assume they are much much older.
9691 0 ScizorSci The Romans gave each other the middle finger.
11725 0 hunkmonkey Eyeglasses were invented in **1290**. Amazing.
797 0 why_a_duck Urinary catheters they were "used as early as 3000bc" https://www.urotoday.com/urinary-catheters-home/history-of-urinary-catheters.html
2502 0 Antonskarp Color movies! Color movies actually predates audio movies. However, color film was more expensive to buy and develop than black and white, but people weren't willing to pay extra for color so it wasn't economically sound to shoot in color. Hell, not even the wizard of Oz turned a profit. There are actually a few color silent films out there, but since people actually were willing to pay extra for audio movies that seems like it was invented earlier. It wasn't, it just got popular earlier! EDIT: Some examples. I'm not talking about black and white film being hand painted in a variety of colors. I'm talking about actual colors being captured by the camera. Here's a short clip by pioneer Edward Raymond Turner from 1902. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V0Vc5iRoLY Can you imagine that this clip is from the same year as A Trip to the Moon? Granted, it doesn't amazing, but it looks real. Here's a clip from a 1926 silent film with intertitles and all starring Douglas Fairbanks, but shot in glorious Technicolor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwa2578IxkM
15725 0 thoawaydatrash The modern headphone jack was invented in 1878 and has only really changed in size.
7761 0 fart_shaped_box Digital distribution of video games. It has been around since ~~the *Atari 2600*, where the method used was a telephone line~~ the *Intellivision* in 1981, where the games could be downloaded from a cable TV channel. Edit: I have been corrected. While the Atari 2600 was the earliest released console to support this, the Intellivision's PlayCable was the first service.
17604 0 foolio805 Canned food was invented in the 1770s, decades before the can opener in the 1850s