No one is completely sure who invented the first toy. Historians believe the first toys were used in or around 4000 B.C.
Toys were a lot different in ancient times than they are today and, for a time, they were rare. The first board game came from Babylonia around 4000 B.C. and was an ancestor of chess and checkers. Children in ancient times played with dolls made of string and paper and in ancient Greece, children would play ball with an inflated pig's bladder. As time went on, toys like tops, model horses, and rocking horses were invented to give children something with which to play.Learn More
Time was not invented in the conventional sense, which requires someone or something to create it. As far as scientists are aware, as of 2014, time has existed as long as the universe. Whether time, as humans perceive it, existed before then is unknown.Full Answer >
The Gemological Institute of America reports that rubies originated in Burma (modern-day Myanmar), based on historical references dating back to the 6th century during the Shan dynasty. The Mogok ruby mines were taken over by Burma's king in 1597.Full Answer >
The first volcano was found in 79 A.D. when Mount Vesuvius famously erupted and destroyed the Roman town of Pompeii, according to Geology: Geoscience News and Information. Vesuvius remains the only active European volcano as of 2014.Full Answer >
While it is not possible to know who first discovered volcanoes, the earliest record of a volcanic eruption was written by Roman author Pliny the Younger. He described the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius in such detail that geologists refer to large volcanic eruptions as "Plinian" in his honor.Full Answer >