Category: Curiosity

Pirate boots?

17th century soft riding boots
After a find from the Waddensee, nearby Groningen, Netherland

This would be the perfect boots for a pirate movie, but has anybody ever given a thought about the fact that horses where quite scarce on high sea and naval cavalry unheard of?

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Smallest shoe in the world

It is said one has to start small…

The smallest shoe known to the world measures 12μm (Micrometer) or 0,000472  Inch, a human hair is between 80 and 100μm thick. This sandal was specially made in 2005 for the smallest museum in town by Tristan Bret, then doctorial student at the polytechnicum in Lausanne. It is so small we can’t even see it with our optic microscope.

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