Saturday, December 14, 2013

Fact of the Day: Compass Origin

The compass was originally invented in China during the Han dynasty between the 1st and 2nd century. The first ones were made of lodestone, which is a naturally magnetic stone. 

25 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I had no idea!

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  2. Interesting, Adam. I didn't know that. Greetings, Joke

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  3. Chinese invented so many things!! very interesting, Adam.Kisses:)

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  4. Awesomeness! Also the first Seismometer was invented in China. I think that Chinese are prone to be Geologists/Geographers.

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  5. Lovely information!
    Love love love! Thanks for sweet comments!
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  6. Interesting! Have a great Saturday.

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  7. Cool. I use the one on my iPhone a lot whilst hiking.

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  8. I need a compass just to find my phone....just saying....

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  9. So many things were invented in China

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  10. Cool detail! I wonder what they were used for...maybe at sea? Thanks Adam for stopping by my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  11. Great fact, Adam, thank you so much for sharing.

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  12. Good to know. The chinese people are actually wise people:)

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  13. That's an interesting fact ^^

    Happy weekend.

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  14. Fascinating. The Chinese were an incredibly inventive people.

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  15. Good to know, Adam.
    Thanks!
    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Very interesting fact and the explorers of the world thank them.

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  17. Chinese people make everything!

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