Useful Modern Inventions from around the world That Are Actually Ancient

Ice Skates

A study by Federico Formenti of the University of Oxford showed that the earliest ice skate was designed in southern Finland 3,000 years ago. These Skates were merely sharpened, flattened animal bone strapped to the bottom of the foot. Skaters did not actually skate on the ice, but rather glided on top of it to save energy during the cold, icy winters.