Spectacles

Did you know that spectacles (also called glasses) were invented as far back as in 1286?

And did you know that almost 3/4th of the American population wears glasses!

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Spectacles are thought to have been invented in Europe (Italy) but some claim that they could’ve originated in India. Speculation?

We’ll go with the original theory that they probably were invented in Italy and apparently, the person who invented them was not willing to share them. But someone caught on soon and Friar Alessandro della Spina of Pisa was already selling them. There were even regulations in place in Venice by 1301 about how to sell them!

Kids, too much time playing games on your computer is surely going to get you one of these! And if you’d rather avoid them, you better start eating some carrots and get all that Vitamin A for your eyes!

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