maggiekb — 2014-02-10T13:55:41-05:00 — #1
glitch — 2014-02-10T14:14:23-05:00 — #2
-Oldest surviving- snow goggles, not first.
Antler preserves much better than other, easier to to obtain and/or shape materials like tree bark or leather, which are more likely to have been what the actual "first" such items were made out of.
baskoner — 2014-02-10T16:34:13-05:00 — #3
Check out these snow goggles in the Smithsonian that my great grandfather brought back from St. Lawrence Island in 1913. You'll see exactly where Kanye got his inspiration!
lightningwaltz — 2014-02-10T20:13:49-05:00 — #4
I have seen snow goggles with caribou fur insulating from the bone/antler, in casing the goggles.
Edit, wolf or caribou fur will not freeze with moisture and ice up, under normal conditions. There is always 'that point' as the mercury descends.
jons — 2014-02-10T20:20:17-05:00 — #5
Huh. When I was a kid ... 30-mumble years ago ... I had a pseudo-scientific book about gnomes. it was kinda cool. Anyway, one of the things in it that I distinctly remember was that in wintertime the gnomes would make themselves sunglasses that used exactly that technique.
I've also seen a lot of buildings which use that technique to reduce the internal glare on sunny days.
lightningwaltz — 2014-02-10T20:33:59-05:00 — #6
Sounds like the work of Howard Roark. If he ever existed.
william_holz — 2014-02-10T20:57:47-05:00 — #7
Yeah, none of the ones made of meat survived.
lightningwaltz — 2014-02-10T21:07:25-05:00 — #8
Tauntaun sleeping bags would be nice in a pinch.
glitch — 2014-02-10T22:50:57-05:00 — #9
Bark, leather and meat are all, technically, flesh.
foliosus — 2014-02-11T01:47:30-05:00 — #10
There are statues from pre-historic Japan, dated to roughly 2500-3000 years ago that depict strange alien-like figures with big googly eyes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shak%C5%8Dkidog%C5%AB#Shak.C5.8Dkidog.C5.AB
They're thought to be depictions of people wearing snow goggles.
maggiekb — 2014-02-15T13:55:40-05:00 — #11
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