Thursday, May 30, 2013

Factoid of the day

So what did they use before the invention of the paper clip?

Straight pins...and this article discusses pins, pinholes and original manuscripts.

more HERE.

and HERE (PDF)

and HERE.

so what about safety pins?

They are descended from the ancient "fibula" brooch, used to hold clothing in place, but the modern safety pin was only invented in 1849.

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