Score
Title
85705
I beat colon cancer today. Happiest day of my life.
39369
Twenty-Two Attorneys General Sue The FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal
13380
Kinda tame by this subreddit's standards, but I thought it was funny.
16647
What is wrong with you guys
18777
TIL Keanu Reeves was sued by a woman who suggested that he used hypnosis and impersonated her ex-husband to impregnate her. She sought $3 million in spousal support from the actor, and $150,000/month, retroactively, in child support. DNA test proved he was not the father and the suit was thrown out.
4991
"Go get 'em, tiger."
11489
The Original Dungeon and Dragon
77307
Friend of mine told me to post here. Me in the mid 80's.
9084
Survival of the Realest ??
19387
"I thought, I'm going to get a helicopter no matter what." : Aussie man hires a chopper in frantic search to find Missing son - And Finds Him.
8279
??
25198
$275 Required Spanish textbook is loose leaf paper wrapped in cellophane.
5998
Linear reciprocation to rotation conversion
65668
Incredibly skilled Inline Freestyle champion, Feng Hui
39872
How wholesome new traditions are born
9635
Man Gets Sucked Into Snowmobile
12463
The Varroa mite may be the biggest threat to honeybees. Now, scientists have found a new way to fight them. Tiny amounts of lithium chloride kill 90% to 100% of mites without killing bees.
3537
WSU Player has tweeted that QB Tyler Hilinski has died.
3356
Fennec Fox reunites with his best friend William the cat
34735
Rare white Swedish raindeer ??
72892
Police dog loves his partner
58871
Everyone in Hawaii is mad about the malfunction of the early warning system. Those fools.
11345
How laser cleaning works
12203
My mom is learning how to sew. This chair-cover cooking set is her latest creation.
20833
The skeleton of a King Cobra.
3536
Ubisoft employee who said something Nintendo related will come in a few days is now saying what ever the Nintendo related thing is will cause the internet to explode
21267
Got my new plates today. (P.S. I'm a lawyer)
13631
2018 hair trend?
2192
Radioactive Radon 220 Gas Being Squirted Into a Cloud Chamber
3637
ELI5: Why do LED lights look jittery or like they're strobing when you look at them quickly?
11337
Depressing
101191
My son lives with his mother 3 hours away. I don’t get visitation that often and he’s old enough now to play online games, and just got GTA5 so now we can hang out and chat more or less every day :)
13970
Rule
36670
The cover of the Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition DVD can be read upside down as well as right side up
9691
Cymbus, Mighty Warrior of the Twin Disks
2238
Family Guy put out a new program that allows you to "Family Guy Yourself" so I thought it would be fun to "Family Guy" our favorite Dunder Mifflin employees. (Not perfect, but I did the best I could)
3211
How do scientists studying antimatter MAKE the antimatter they study if all their tools are composed of regular matter?
5301
Poor grandma doesn't know what 'beef' is
5186
Oh Texas...
2451
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Making a memory that will last forever.
6401 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!
4783 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
8130 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.
4397 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.
1929 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.
7875 Back2Bach The pipe organ. Its origins are in the 3rd century BC.
4062 Mr_frumpish Billiard balls. First mentioned in 1588.
10656 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.
15575 HammerOn1024 Roller blades are from the 1700's.
9188 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.
9712 ScizorSci The Romans gave each other the middle finger.
11756 hunkmonkey Eyeglasses were invented in **1290**. Amazing.
15762 thoawaydatrash The modern headphone jack was invented in 1878 and has only really changed in size.
2511 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
7770 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.
17641 foolio805 Canned food was invented in the 1770s, decades before the can opener in the 1850s
6400 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!
4778 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
8127 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.
4403 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.
1934 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.
7885 0 Back2Bach The pipe organ. Its origins are in the 3rd century BC.
4064 0 Mr_frumpish Billiard balls. First mentioned in 1588.
10655 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.
15580 0 HammerOn1024 Roller blades are from the 1700's.
9178 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.
9715 0 ScizorSci The Romans gave each other the middle finger.
11758 0 hunkmonkey Eyeglasses were invented in **1290**. Amazing.
802 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
15758 0 thoawaydatrash The modern headphone jack was invented in 1878 and has only really changed in size.
2511 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
7769 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.
17640 0 foolio805 Canned food was invented in the 1770s, decades before the can opener in the 1850s