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Most of us think that we are in the age of science and technology and we have answered all the mysteries of the world . But there are many seemingly very simple things we cannot answer . Try the following and judge for yourself

5Why is Alphabet in that Order

For all the time we spend teaching kindergartners the order of the alphabet, we don’t actually know what the order is for. Sure, we’ve made a cute song out of it, and we use it to sort things—but nobody actually knows why we started putting the letters of the alphabet in that order in the first place.

The only thing we know for sure that the alphabet has been in the order it is for a really, really long time. It’s believed that alphabetical order was created sometime between the 19th and 15th centuries BC. That means it’s older than the English language. A lot older, in fact.


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