What is the oldest thing you have in your house?

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the oldest thing i have is a cook book that i have had since 1990/2000 , also have school reports from primary school so 2001/2002 , also have my high school reports from 2004 and a cook book they give you in high school from 2004.
 

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I'm pretty sure it is me.
 
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A fossil that must be in the 100 million year range.
 
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A fossil that must be in the 100 million year range.
I'll see your fossil and raise you all the matter of everything I own, which is probably as old as the Universe itself.
 
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I have an 1851 edition of a school boys Latin-English dictionary.
 
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I have some Roman coins.
 
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Probably some really cool rocks that I have picked up off the ground or dug up from a nearby railroad cut: North Carolina citrines, smoky quartz, rose quartz, some really pretty granites and some other really interesting rocks. Mostly metamorphic.

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I'll see your fossil and raise you all the matter of everything I own, which is probably as old as the Universe itself.
I could have sworn I had some hydrogen atoms lying around ... Of course, it is difficult to tell if they are really that old or if they are just recent copies from cosmic rays ...
 
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House: 180 years old
Fabric of house: granite stones, 400 Ma
Content natural: Lewisian gneiss samples, approximately 2,500 Ma
Content manufactured: the 10th Edition of Darwin's Journal During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World, and The French Revolution by Thomas Carlyle, both published in 1891.
 
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I have a few things that are older than I am:
  • A book on differential equations with a copyright date of 1897 (1904 printing)
  • A Boy Scout handbook from about 1920
  • An "regulator"-style clock that my wife got from her father - no telling how old that thing is
My oldest motorcycle is a bit younger than I am, 1946 Harley Davidson WL
 
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I'm sure I have some US coins that are almost 100 years old.
 
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I have some old coins, but other than those, I'm the oldest thing in the house - well except for the house itself.
 
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I'm afraid for me, it's just cockroaches. I mean, not these in particular, but they've been around for 320 million years or so!
 
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Being every thing made of atoms, everything of house would extend back to the existence of earth which is origin of every matter.. Even before the earth it was the part of sun..
 
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I have some native American stone artifacts. Spear point and some arrowheads. They are tucked away in a sturdy safe - not that thieves would have any clue what they are.
 
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I have some Roman coins.
yup likewise :smile:
will see if I can "dig" them up for a photo

here is one of the older fossils from my collection
A trilobite from ~ 350 Ma

2015_04_06_3544sm.jpg


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I have a 3 cent Victoria coin from 1889, but I can't find any information about it.
 
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ahhh found them :)

2015_04_06_3547sm.jpg
 
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The oldest thing I have in our house is a cassette player from my aunt during 80's.
 
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I have a can of garbanzo beans in my pantry that expired in 1963 (have no idea when it was bought).

Funny thing is I've always wondered why I always seem to have a can of garbanzo beans in every house I've lived in when I don't even know what they're used for. All this time, it must have been the same can.
 
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I have a can of garbanzo beans in my pantry that expired in 1963
I don't even know what they're used for.
Garbanzo is just Spanish for chickpeas. They can be used in soups, stews, or salads. You can also make hummus from them. I would say this calls for an experiment!
 
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An old "Raketa" vacuum cleaner from the 70s if I'm not mistaken. Made in CCCP :D
 
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After subtracting the rocks and coins and prints of old photos* (who doesn't have them?), I didn't think I had anything interesting, but then I remembered the next oldest is probably the nightstand my dad made in junior-high woodshop. He'll be 71 next week.

*Still, the photo of my great-great-great grandparents and family hiking in full 3-piece suits and dresses is pretty cool.
 

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