You have to be careful when attending a renaissance festival. Some of those in attendance take historical accuracy very, very seriously. Whipping out your smartphone could lead to a night in the stocks, and trying to film the festivities with a flying drone will incur an even worse fate for your quadcopter.
Spears feel very much like a human weapon of war—so it's surprising to find out that, in fact, the stone-tipped projectiles pre-date our species by a bewildering 85,000 years.
Heading to the place where a prison's homicide evidence is kept, you might expect to see a few sharpened objects—maybe a bludgeon or two. You would be underprepared.
Memories of mornings spent singing into a hairbrush flooded back as I listened to this Apple-themed rendition of Britney Spears' Oops...I did it again being performed by David Pogue. He could have a heck of a pop star career.
Bored? Why not direct your restless energy into building a Atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing device that'll let you toss a spear far farther than you could before.