12/17/15 - 6:16pm
In 2005, “Forbes” editors, readers and a panel of experts made a list of the 20 most-important tools of all time, based upon the impact of the tool on civilization. One of my favorites, the fish hook, made the list.
About the fish hook, “Forbes” opined, “It’s one of the simplest items on our list — just a piece of bent wire, sometimes sporting a barb on the end. But throughout modern human history, the fish hook has proven to be one of our most dependable tools. Fishing allows us to eat, without the danger of hunting or the hard work of farming.”