Funny Invention: Sunglasses

The market rewards those who come up with products that we have never known we needed with grand profits. These people are entrepreneurs. In Austrian Economics, they are considered the driving force in the market. I seem to agree. Things like iPods and computers have really boomed our economy.

One interesting item is the invention of sunglasses. Almost everyone uses them and we never really think where they come from. We probably can hardly imagine a world without them. Here is a tidbit about sunglasses’ great history:

“The first reason why they darkened glasses was because of smoke tinting, which was held in China before 1430. It was so far back in time, that of coarse their glasses were not of any prescription, and they were not used to protect your eyes from the sun. The Chinese judges had often worn sunglasses with quartz to hide the expression in their eyes while during a court case.

The experimentation of tinting lenses came from a man named James Ayscough in the 18th Century. He as well, did not seek sunglasses as protecting your eyes from the rays of the sun, but for the correction of vision impairments.”

The rest can be found here.

Thanks to this entrepreneur we can save our eyes from the sun and drive better.

~PCCapitalist

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Published in: on August 15, 2008 at 9:25 pm  Comments (2)  
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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Captivating…

  2. BEAUTIFUL… SOME SAY WIDE FRAME DO NOT CONTOUR WITH YOUR FACE BY CLEARLY THEY WERE WRONG… I LOVE THESE


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