19 Types of Shawls and Wraps

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There is a wide variety of coverings that have been invented over the years, and the differences can be quite confusing for the average person. Today, we’re going to be looking at two of the most popular: shawls and wraps. A shawl is a large piece of clothing that’s most commonly square or rectangular (although … Read more

13 Different Types of Robes

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When we think of various types of clothing today, the words we use have very different meanings than they originally carried. For example, “dress” was originally a word for (very) long tunics tied at the waist by a belt that were unisex. “Skirt” originally meant “shirt” and seems to have become associated with kilts (again, … Read more

17 Different Types of Barbed Wire

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Commonly associated with war and prisons, barbed wire is a type of barrier that injures anyone or anything trying to go through it. Sometimes referred to as barb wire (although nobody named Barb was ever associated with it), the origin of this nifty innovation has been lost to time, although the first widely available barbed … Read more

7 Different Types of Bowling

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Bowling is one of those sports where everyone thinks they know all there is to know about the game… until someone mentions there’s more than one kind of bowling. In fact, bowling is one of the oldest games out there, with its origins dating back to at least 5,200 BC. Today, bowling is divided into … Read more

12 Different Types of Watch Bezels

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There is a popular joke where one person is telling another about his new watch. “It does everything!” he says, explaining how it can give you the weather, your altitude, the date, current humidity, and all sorts of other details. The second person listens and finally says “That sounds really nice. By the  way, what … Read more

17 Different Types of Vans

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Vans have been around for a long time, and are one of the most identifiable types of vehicle on the road today. They aren’t as powerful as trucks, but have more cargo space than a car, making them perfect choices for moving small groups or people or performing deliveries. However, bef0ore we actually discuss types … Read more

23 Different Types of Bowls

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Bowls are some of the oldest items made by mankind. Today, they can be found in a vast array of materials and shapes designed for specific functions. Here’s just a few of those options. See Also: 11 Different Kinds of Forks Types of Bowls 1. Bamboo Bowl Bamboo has been used for centuries throughout the … Read more

15 Different Types of Spears

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From the earliest days of Mankind, spears have been an essential tool for hunting, defense, and warfare. While the simplest spear is just a pointy stick, early Man soon discovered they could add tips made of bone or stone to make the spears more lethal. Since then, spears have enjoyed a huge degree of innovation … Read more

12 Different Types of Tortillas

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Americans have a well-known habit of absorbing bits of culture from immigrants and adapting it to become something unique while still bearing some resemblance to its origins. Nowhere is this more apparent than with food. Take, for example, the tlaxcalli, or (as it’s known today) the tortilla. When the Spanish discovered Meso-Americans cooking their tlaxcalli, … Read more

17 Different Types of Trailers

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Trucks have captured the imaginations of boys and girls alike since they first began populating our roadways. Today, with fuel costs skyrocketing and a decaying infrastructure, trucks are not as common a sight as they were a few scant decades ago, although they will never be fully replaced. Alternatives, such as boats, planes, and trains … Read more