Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Wonderful Invention That We Can't Live Without

Saw this photo on facebook that I think I would like to share. Isn't it so true that we came into this world on a bed with wheels and leave this world on wheels. And we practically spends out whole life on wheels.

From baby we are pushed on a stroller as our parents takes us for walk in the park or shopping malls. When we start to walk and run, we take our first ride on our bicycles and skateboards. Not to say many a times running to our parents when we injure ourselves from the foolhardiness that we tend to 'experiment'.

Off we go into the adult world when we get our driving license zooming in our super bikes or cars with our friends. But I guess they left out the office chair that we spend most of our time on. And we await the end of our life back on wheels again for support.

How ironic that our lives have so much dependency on wheels. Everywhere you look you will see wheels. From where I'm sitting now in my living room, looking around it's filled with wheels. Mostly are my boy's toys. Tricycle, toy cars, Lego city  and etc.

So who's the inventor of this wonderful invention that changes the whole world. I got this from wikipedia (who doesn't):

The invention of the wheel thus falls in the late Neolithic, and may be seen in conjunction with other technological advances that gave rise to the early Bronze Age. Note that this implies the passage of several wheel-less millennia even after the invention of agriculture and of pottery:

  • 9500–6500 BC: Aceramic Neolithic
  • 6500–4500 BC: Ceramic Neolithic (Halafian), earliest wooden wheels (disks with a hole for the axle)
  • c. 4500 BC: invention of the potter's wheel, beginning of the Chalcolithic (Ubaid period)
  • 4500–3300 BC: Chalcolithic, earliest wheeled vehicles, domestication of the horse
  • 3300–2200 BC: Early Bronze Age
  • 2200–1550 BC: Middle Bronze Age, invention of the spoked wheel and the chariot
What would the world be without wheels. I really wonder.

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