History is the ultimate trip.

The history of the universe is the craziest thing ever, and human history is a mind-blowing part of that.

A group of archaeologists from UCLA and Ireland have just announced the discovery of the world’s oldest leather shoe, described as "an exquisitely preserved, 5,600-year-old woman’s size 7 lace-up," found "in a cave in Armenia," (LA Times, June 10).

The shoe dates from the Copper Age, the time of "the first cities, the first kings, the first axes, the first beauracrats, the first international trading system."

Inside the cave, along with the shoe, they discovered "winemaking apparatus complete with grapes and three human heads preserved in jars."

Say what?! That’s raw.

History is wierd.

And raw.

And real.

History never fails to fascinate.