According to Emporia State University, no one is quite sure where quilting originated, but the earliest known quilted garment is thought to have been made around 3400 BC. Other quilted items have been found that date back to around 2 BC.Know More
The word "quilt" originates from the Latin word "culcita," which means "stuffed sack." By the time it hit the English language, it was derived from the French word "cuilte."
Quilted clothing was popular during the Middle Ages, and the Crusaders brought the art to Europe from the Middle East. The earliest known bed quilt was made in Sicily at the end of the 14th century.Learn more about Sewing
Historians aren't sure where the first chicken originated. The first historical reference to chickens may have occurred in 2000 B.C., in Mesopotamia. This is debatable, as the bird was referred to as "the bird of Meluhha," although scholars admit it is possible the bird was a chicken.Full Answer >
It is unclear who is the inventor of sausage, although there is archaeological evidence of its use dating back to 50,000 BC. Humans made the first sausages by stuffing meat from animals they had killed into the emptied and cleaned intestines of the same animals.Full Answer >
The oldest pocket knife, or "jack knife," ever discovered dates back to around 600-500 BC. It was unearthed in Hallstatt, Austria, and it features a single blade with a bone grip.Full Answer >
The Greek historian Xenophon credited Cyrus the Great (who ruled in 580 to 530 BC) with the invention of the postal system, but the first document that mentions post was found in Egypt, dating back to about 2000 BC.Full Answer >