Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski


Over the weekend, I walked through cattails with some kids. We had fun cutting them off and playing with them. I noticed that when I threw a cattail, it sailed through the air very straight. This makes me think that the invention of the arrow was far less likely than I had supposed. Ancient peoples weren't dumb. They would have noticed how nicely cattails sailed through the air. Suddenly, that leap into creating the arrow wasn't so much of a leap as a logical progression.

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