Some histories are best explored through a visual medium, such as the history of hairstyles and house design. The Atlantic offers this series of short animated films dedicated to such histories. For instance, in "Here to There: An Animated History of Transportation," visitors can explore forms of transportation ranging from the year 8,000 BCE (the canoe) through the present day. Along the way, viewers will learn that skis date back to 6,000 BCE, while the airship (invited by French engineer Henri Giffard) appeared in 1852. Meanwhile, in "A Visual History of Sports," viewers will learn that bowling was, in fact, an ancient Egyptian pastime, dating all the way back to around 3,200 BCE. Unsurprisingly, bull-leaping (which athletes partook in circa 1,500 BCE) has not enjoyed the same enduring popularity.
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