“Time and tide wait for no man” is one of our oldest sayings, pre-dating modern English and going all the way back to 1225. A true classic, this saying has stood the test of time because of it's simple, fundamental truth; when it comes to longevity, basic is always better.

This list, compiled by Bored Panda, is an ode to all kinds of things that have faced up to the unstoppable force of time, and survived. Their strange, ethereal beauty lies in the stories that they tell; the wear and tear of gravity, friction, repeated use and weather gives you a definite idea of the kind of existence these objects have experienced over the years, and tell a lot about those that used them!

Scroll down below to check out this fascinating list for yourself, as well as previous posts here and here, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

My Brother And I Each Received Identical Teddy Bears When We Were Born. I Loved Mine Just A Bit More...

My Brother And I Each Received Identical Teddy Bears When We Were Born. I Loved Mine Just A Bit More...

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Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear or aging. It is used in a legal context for such areas as warranty contracts from manufacturers, which usually stipulate that damage from wear and tear will not be covered.

Wear and tear is a form of depreciation which is assumed to occur even when an item is used competently and with care and proper maintenance. For example, repeated impacts may cause stress to a hammer's head. This stress is impossible to prevent in the normal use of the tool for its designed task, and any attempt to avert it impedes its functionality. At the same time, it is expected that the normal use of a hammer will not break it beyond repair during a reasonable life cycle.

Source: Wikipedia

#2

This Dog's Favorite Spot

This Dog's Favorite Spot

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Foxxy 5 months ago

Wow, I am surprised that dog hasn’t fallen out with it’s body sticking out that far.

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#3

The Glass Globe Of This Light Focused The Sunlight Enough To Burn The Suns Path In The Grass

The Glass Globe Of This Light Focused The Sunlight Enough To Burn The Suns Path In The Grass

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Foxxy 5 months ago

Surprised it hasn’t caused a fire.

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The phenomenon of wear and tear reflects the second law of thermodynamics, in which objects stray from their original form and function over time unless energy from an external force is used to maintain them. If restoration is impossible an object is regarded as consumable. Parts that are designed to wear inside a machine, like bearings and O-rings are intended to be replaced with new ones; consumables like paper, cardboard, fabrics, and product packaging are designed with a service life commensurate with their intended use. For example, grocery stores may issue customers a paper or plastic sack to carry out groceries, but it is intended that the sack will have a short lifespan before wear and tear would cause it to fail.

#4

Good Boy Spotted In Prague

Good Boy Spotted In Prague

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Stimpy 5 months ago

Aww, people like the dog...

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#5

Moving Around Dumbells With My Foot Wore My Shoes Into Showing My Foots Skeletal Pattern

Moving Around Dumbells With My Foot Wore My Shoes Into Showing My Foots Skeletal Pattern

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Shinobi Shabby 5 months ago

Thats pretty cool

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Durable goods (e.g. automobiles, heavy machinery, mainframe computers, musical instruments, handguns, water heaters) are designed with wear parts that are maintained generally by replacement of parts. One way to determine if a good is durable or not is whether a service technician or repairman would typically attempt repairs on it. A specialist may need to be consulted, such as an auto mechanic, a computer technician, a luthier, a gunsmith, or a plumber. An automobile's engine may be repairable with a simple adjustment or replacement of a single and inexpensive broken part. Similarly, an electric water heater element that fails from years of wear and tear may be replaced rather than the entire water heater.

Whereas an automobile needs consumable fuel and lubricants to operate, components such as tires, seats, and paint are subject to wear and tear and typically are not covered under any warranty when subjected to normal use.

#6

The Cover Of George Orwell's, "1984," Becomes Less Censored With Wear

The Cover Of George Orwell's, "1984," Becomes Less Censored With Wear

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Kaisu 5 months ago

This is a really cool design and it goes well with the theme of the book

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#7

14 Years Of Scratches

14 Years Of Scratches

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Bredan TheGreat 5 months ago

The cats face in the first one is so adorable

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#8

The Way The Sun Has Weathered This Sign So It Looks Like Its Heavy Metal Style

The Way The Sun Has Weathered This Sign So It Looks Like Its Heavy Metal Style

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Withnail 5 months ago (edited)

I heard that Emergency Vehicle Access are headlining Wacken Open Air 🤘

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#9

The Flooring In The Waiting Area At This Pizzeria Is So Worn You Can See The Old Floor

The Flooring In The Waiting Area At This Pizzeria Is So Worn You Can See The Old Floor

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Tecolote 5 months ago

Old floor is nicer than the new floor to be honest.

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#10

Pigment Stripped From Leaf Because It Spent So Much Time In A Pool

Pigment Stripped From Leaf Because It Spent So Much Time In A Pool

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Foxxy 5 months ago

That’s actually cool looking.

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#11

My Girlfriend’s Cat Paces Using The Same Steps Each Day

My Girlfriend’s Cat Paces Using The Same Steps Each Day

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Chyppa Homer 5 months ago

She has 37 cats. They walk like that to hide their numbers. Cats are cunning beasts

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#12

Cobb’s Mat From Eager Tapping When He Hears The Car Pull Up

Cobb’s Mat From Eager Tapping When He Hears The Car Pull Up

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Liam Walsh 5 months ago

Because he's a very good boy!

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#13

My Sheaffer Reminder Ballpoint Pen. This Has Been In My Pocket Every Weekday For The Last 15 Years. It Used To Belong To My Grand-Father. I Know He Used It Because The Brass Was Already Starting To Wear Through When I Got It. They Still Make The Refills For It

My Sheaffer Reminder Ballpoint Pen. This Has Been In My Pocket Every Weekday For The Last 15 Years. It Used To Belong To My Grand-Father. I Know He Used It Because The Brass Was Already Starting To Wear Through When I Got It. They Still Make The Refills For It

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Tahani 5 months ago

now that is a good pen!

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#14

The Wire Has Worn Into This Rock After Years Of Hikers Walking Over It

The Wire Has Worn Into This Rock After Years Of Hikers Walking Over It

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Tecolote 5 months ago

Super awesome!

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#15

The Comparison Of Right Handed And Left Handed People At My High School

The Comparison Of Right Handed And Left Handed People At My High School

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Stimpy 5 months ago

Cool

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#16

My Dad Has Had The Same Wallet For So Long His Driver's License Photo Is Imprinted On The Plastic

My Dad Has Had The Same Wallet For So Long His Driver's License Photo Is Imprinted On The Plastic

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Chyppa Homer 5 months ago

Haunted wallet. Huh !

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#17

Our Local Barber Has Been In Business For As Long As I Can Remember. The Metal Floor Is Worn Down Where He Walks Round The Only Chair Each Day

Our Local Barber Has Been In Business For As Long As I Can Remember. The Metal Floor Is Worn Down Where He Walks Round The Only Chair Each Day

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btaglln 5 months ago

Can I borrow him to polish some stuff ? He seems more effective than sand paper

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#18

This Wall Broke Exposing Years Of Layers Of Paint

This Wall Broke Exposing Years Of Layers Of Paint

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btaglln 5 months ago

Looks like a jawbreaker

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#19

These Knives At My Work Have Been Used So Much They're Almost Gone

These Knives At My Work Have Been Used So Much They're Almost Gone

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Mochi 5 months ago

They're swords now.

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#20

All The Letters On My Gf's Lotion Bottle Started Falling Off

All The Letters On My Gf's Lotion Bottle Started Falling Off

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bianca 5 months ago

mr. stark, i don't feel so good!

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#21

My Mom Bought The Same Stuffed Animal For My Sister In Case She Lost It. After 16 Years, We Found All Four Of Them

My Mom Bought The Same Stuffed Animal For My Sister In Case She Lost It. After 16 Years, We Found All Four Of Them

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Foxxy 5 months ago

My brother had a teddy he called “grey ted” it went everywhere with him and wouldn’t let anyone wash him. Well my nanny managed to get when it’s ear started falling off so she could stitch it up. She washed it too and it came out blue. No one remembered it was originally a blue ted.

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#22

My Grandma's Carpet After Moving Her Bed For The First Time In 60 Years

My Grandma's Carpet After Moving Her Bed For The First Time In 60 Years

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Luis Milian 5 months ago

your bed lasted 60 years...wow! that actually a good bed.

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#23

I've Worn Each Hole In This Belt

I've Worn Each Hole In This Belt

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Withnail 5 months ago (edited)

Congrats! Each hole is a proud notch in your journey. Keep it up!

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#24

Staples From Posters After Four Decades

Staples From Posters After Four Decades

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Astrowhale 5 months ago

O gosh

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#25

Fake Door At IKEA

Fake Door At IKEA

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Eirik Johnsbråten 5 months ago

I wonder how people still reach for the handle when that image starts to show wear.

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#26

This Key After 10 Years Of Entering Orders At My Grandmothers Shop

This Key After 10 Years Of Entering Orders At My Grandmothers Shop

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Kar D 5 months ago

That keyboard needs cleaning

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#27

Store Doorbell

Store Doorbell

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Cyndi H 5 months ago

That's really cool.

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#28

The Wear Indicators On My Tires Show A Percentage Representative Of The Amount Of Tread Left.

The Wear Indicators On My Tires Show A Percentage Representative Of The Amount Of Tread Left.

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Betsy Knox 5 months ago

Great idea!

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#29

Stairs Built In 1829 vs. 2005

Stairs Built In 1829 vs. 2005

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Yustyna Markivna 5 months ago

2005 on the left, by the way

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#30

Fax Machine/Scanner Used So Heavily, The Paper Has Cut The Plastic Over Time

Fax Machine/Scanner Used So Heavily, The Paper Has Cut The Plastic Over Time

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Kaisu 5 months ago

I'm not surprised, considering how painful papercuts are

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