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Impossible Object #35: Prehistoric Swiss Army Knife
It’s stretching the category definition a bit, for an Impossible Object, but this one made me smile on a grey Monday morning. Take a look at a Stone Age era Swiss Army Knife. I particularly like the little leather belt. (The original posting seems to be on vi.sualize.us) Thanks to TecheBlog for this one. The website writes:
If you’ve ever wondered what the first Swiss Army Knife probably looked like, the image above gives you a pretty good idea, or so we’d like to think.
Funnily enough, we’ve featured prehistoric office gadgets before (see right) – check out: I can’t believe someone makes… Neolithic laser pointers Previous Impossible Objects we’ve covered:Tags: bookcase, chess board, coffee pot, leather belt, salt shaker