Human beings have a tendency to think they were the first to discover things, when in fact these things were discovered or invented long ago. For instance, air conditioning predates the Romans. Who would have thought? (The Sumerians, as it turns out.)
Transport Accident Commission Victoria shares this ad to discourage texting and driving. While texting and driving may be a more recent phenomenon, it has roots in the middle ages according to this ad. Writing a letter on horseback is a surefire way to get locked up in the local castle’s dungeon.