maggiekb at February 10th, 2014 13:55 — #1
glitch at February 10th, 2014 14:14 — #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 at February 10th, 2014 16:34 — #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 at February 10th, 2014 20:13 — #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 at February 10th, 2014 20:20 — #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 at February 10th, 2014 20:33 — #6
Sounds like the work of Howard Roark. If he ever existed.
william_holz at February 10th, 2014 20:57 — #7
Yeah, none of the ones made of meat survived.
lightningwaltz at February 10th, 2014 21:07 — #8
Tauntaun sleeping bags would be nice in a pinch.
glitch at February 10th, 2014 22:50 — #9
Bark, leather and meat are all, technically, flesh.
foliosus at February 11th, 2014 01:47 — #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 at February 15th, 2014 13:55 — #11
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