Where do folding fans come from? History of fans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:49-07:00September 5th, 2017|Africa, Science|

Tutankhamon's ostrich feather fan (Egypt, ca. 1300 BC) Chimpanzees use a stick with leaves on it, or just a big leaf, to chase away flies. They can't cool themselves by creating a breeze, because their hair insulates them, but the earliest people who had evolved hairless skin probably quickly started to use big leaves and leafy sticks as fans in hot [...]