History dating back to
lthough it is not true that babies are natural swimmers, there is a reflex called the Bradycardic Response which makes babies hold their breath and open their eyes when submerged in water.Also, until around 6 months, babies placed in water tummy down reflexively paddle their arms and legs, which makes them look like natural swimmers. Now, imagine placing a baby sized surfboard or better yet, a miniature dugout canoe, under this swimming baby and you’ll have a natural born paddler.The world’s first paddle may have been invented during a few splashy minutes by some enterprising young and energetic cave kid; “Hey mom, I just used this moose antler to paddle a tree trunk from Beasty Island to our campsite! One 7,500 yr old oar was found in the United Kingdom, another in Changnyeong S.
I’m sure you’ve seen a tree floating in a river or the sea...
The first university-affiliated dental institution, the Harvard University Dental School, was founded in 1867.
By 1873, Colgate had mass produced the first toothpaste, and mass-produced toothbrushes followed a few years later.
The earliest canoe is dated to around 10,000 years ago.
It was found in the Netherlands in 1955 while they were digging for a highway.Could this swim-like behavior be left over from a time when our existence was inextricably linked to the water?