Ear Piercing History

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The ear-lobe was probably man’s first attempt at body piercing due to the ease with which it can be pierced.
The oldest mummified body in the world was found frozen in an Austrian Glacier in 1991, tests showed the body to be over 5,000 years old. The body had pierced ears and the holes had been enlarged to 7-11mm diameter.

Ears were probably first pierced for magical purposes, very many primitive tribes believe that demons can enter the body through the ear, because demons and spirits are supposed to be repelled by metal, ear-piercing prevents them entering the body. Sailors used to have an ear pierced to improve eyesight, and if the bodies washed up somewhere it would pay for a christian burial.

In many societies ear piercing is done as a puberty ritual, in Borneo the Mother and Father each pierce one ear as a symbol of the child’s dependance on their parents.
Ear piercing is an almost universal practice for men and women, it’s only in western society that it’s deemed effeminate. At various times in history men wore elaborate earrings; during the Elizabethan era many famous men such as Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raliegh and Francis Drake wore gold rings in their ears.

“As the Roman Republic grew more effeminate with wealth and luxury, earrings were more popular among men than women; no less a he-man than Julius Caesar brought back to repute and fashion the use of rings in the ears of men.”
“Jewels & Women; The Romance, Magic and Art of Feminine Adornment” Marianne Ostier, Horizon Press, New York, 1958

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History of the Bluetooth Earpiece

What is your favorite feature of the radio accessory? Personally, I like the design job – It is cooler than an Inuit’s underpants!

Harold Bluetooth, the ancient king of Denmark, would be proud of the communications technology that bears the name Bluetooth. Long ago, old Bluetooth united the dissonant Danish tribes (possibly with the promise of easier peer-to-peer file sharing, and Bluetooth headsets I can’t be sure).

Today, Bluetooth is a massive communications juggernaut, and though Bluetooth technology has potentially millions of applications, it seem that Bluetooth is primarily used for connecting your phone to your ear so you can talk loudly in restaurants.

The obvious advantages of this aside, the Bluetooth headset is a spectacular piece of gadgetry, that makes driving safer, conversations both easier and more private and stops you having to fumble in your pocket when your Mum rings as your riding on the bus (Just me? Oh). Yes, the Bluetooth headset has truly revolutionised the way we annoy people in restaurants. Oh, and completely changed the possibilities of mobile communications forever, or something.

As Harold himself might have said; “I go everywhere with my Bluetooth headset. I never leave my castle without it” and he’d be right not to, for the usefulness of the faithful little Bluetooth headset is tremendous. Perfect for travelling, working or even looking busy so salespeople don’t stop you.

An innocuous little device, the Bluetooth headset fits easily in your pocket or pretty much anywhere. Taking advantage of Bluetooth is as simple as buying a Bluetooth headset and connecting it to your phone. Bluetooth is a safe, secure and simple way of keeping in touch.

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