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Fill in the Blank: You remember life before invention of ____?

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Fill in the Blank: You remember life before invention of _____? Some possibilities: the ziper? fire matches? band-aids? cars? trains? vaseline? cotton buds? safety pin? can opener? the remote? battery? lightbulb? televisions? air conditioning?

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Dishwashers, cassette tapes, electric screwdrivers, school shootings.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

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I remember life before microwaves.
I remember life before seat belts, bike helmets and smoke alarms

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VicZinc VicZinc

In response to “I remember life before microwaves. I remember...

Microwaves are so helpful now (smile)

Can heat the pizza, without heating the house with the oven (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

computers

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “computers

and now we use them daily , life must of been a lot different

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “and now we use them daily , life must of been...

Yeah. Unfortunately, all the time computers promised to save us has ended up being spent using computers!

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “Yeah. Unfortunately, all the time computers...

(hehe) that's reminds me of another one.

Computers were suppose to save paper, and now they're simply used to create even more paper (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Internet, cell phones, TV remotes!

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

In response to “Internet, cell phones, TV remotes!

No net, phones or remotes? ... how did you ever communicate with people? You actually had to get up to change the TV (wt)(omg)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “No net, phones or remotes? ... how did you...

No cell phones.... and no internet. Yes, we had to get up to change the channels, what a nuisance that was. lol

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

In response to “No cell phones.... and no internet. Yes, we...

And you'd actually have to see a person to talk with them (xp) JK

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “And you'd actually have to see a person to...

There's always the landline phone.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

Dishwashers, cassette tapes, electric screwdrivers, school shootings.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

In response to “Dishwashers, cassette tapes, electric...

there was life before cassette tapes? (omg) (xp) Kidding, I assume that was the records? I feel like I'm forgetting one... there were records, tapes and CDs, wasn't there one more in there?

Dishwashers are VERY NICE (biggrin)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “there was life before cassette tapes? (omg)...

8 tracks were between vinyl records and cassettes. There was also reel to reel.https://youtu.be/LVvNstD0Dbo

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

In response to “8 tracks were between vinyl records and...

The world has come a long long way!

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Dishwashers, cassette tapes, electric...

school shootings XDDDD hahahahahah

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myhouseinthewoods myhouseinthewoods

Yoga pants. (hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “Yoga pants. (hehe)

(hehe)(hehe)(hehe)(hehe)

You're excited about that invention, weren't you? (wink)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “(hehe)(hehe)(hehe)(hehe) You're excited...

One of the best for sure. (hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “One of the best for sure. (hehe)

I have to admit, it sure does have a visual appeal, but I think a lot of others were better or more helpful. (xp)

Got some other favorite inventions? (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Yoga pants. (hehe)

We have always had yoga pants. They used to be called Levis.

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that_guy that_guy

In response to “Yoga pants. (hehe)

Do you love your butt? Ha!

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

In response to “Do you love your butt? Ha! <iframe...

(hehe)

I can't even see her butt, that's not good at all. (goo)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

Air conditioning.

Only movie theaters and the big department store downtown had air conditioning, and it had to be water cooled, and the condenser was as big as a house and three stories tall. After a while, little units became available for homes. The water cooler was a ten foot tower in the back yard and the system cost two thousand dollars. The house cost six thousand.

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that_guy that_guy

In response to “Air conditioning. Only movie theaters and...

I love Air conditioning (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

cell phones, well not publicly popular. Was born in '92, but cell phones weren't exactly that popular then.

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Tanor_Faux Tanor_Faux

In response to “cell phones, well not publicly popular. Was...

ah I was gonna say gameboy (xp) but I just looked it up and it's a bit older (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

I was born before transistors. I remember the announcement of the first commercial transistor, Raytheon CK-722. They were priced at $5.00 which was more than ten hour's wage for a high schooler. (High schoolers could get jobs in those days.)

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that_guy that_guy

In response to “I was born before transistors. I remember the...

wow, that sounds like it's been a good while ago!

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “wow, that sounds like it's been a good while ago!

Woolly mammoths still walked the Earth!

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that_guy that_guy

In response to “Woolly mammoths still walked the Earth!

I bet they did, probably sabre tooth tigers too (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “I bet they did, probably sabre tooth tigers...

Saber tooth tigers (smilodons) died out about 10,000 years ago. Woolly mammoths were still alive on Wrangel Island (Arctic Ocean) until about 1650 BC, roughly a thousand years after the pyramids of Giza were built in Egypt.

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that_guy that_guy

In response to “Saber tooth tigers (smilodons) died out about...

Well I guess we have the L.A. tar pits to thank for that.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Electric typewriters, color TV, 24-hour TV programming, in-line skates, skateboards, the Internet, touch-tone phones, cell phones, hula hoops, transistor radios, 8-track tape players, iPods, VCRs, cable television.

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Linnster Linnster

In response to “Electric typewriters, color TV, 24-hour TV...

Yeah I heard people LOVED electric typewriters when they came out (biggrin)

I didn't realize in-line skates where that young, but then again, I recently found out bicycles are a lot younger than i realized... I guess wheeled transportation hasn't been around as long as I have thought.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Yeah I heard people LOVED electric...

I had a hard time adjusting to the electric typewriter. It was so sensitive compared to the manual typewriter! It took me a few weeks to stop repeating lletttersssss (hehe)

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

In response to “I had a hard time adjusting to the electric...

(hehe) I think I sorta know how that feels to a lesser degree, I've had to go back and forth between two computers with different keyboards.

They had different degree of key sensitive (I think the harder one might of had stuff spilled on it or something), and the keys had a different width apart.

So I almost had to change up how I had my fingers while typing, that was very annoying (hehe)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Electric typewriters, color TV, 24-hour TV...

That pretty much covers my list too! (a)

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

In response to “That pretty much covers my list too! (a)

I know there's more, but I thought that was a good start. :)

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Linnster Linnster

Cell phones and PCs.

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xather xather

In response to “Cell phones and PCs.

Though seem fairly recent (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Though seem fairly recent (smile)

Guess that makes me one of the youngins of the group.

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xather xather

In response to “Guess that makes me one of the youngins of...

If those are the only inventions that have happened, then you certainly are one of the younins (xp) but you have some company around as well (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

From microwaves to self driving cars, it runs the gamut. My oven went out and it took me seven months to replace it and only got a new one because of Thanksgiving. The microwave went out and it was replaced in an hour. Great invention.

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

In response to “From microwaves to self driving cars, it runs...

those microwaves are important (biggrin)

7 months with no baking? ... I don't know, I'd probably need pizza from the home oven before then (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “those microwaves are important (biggrin) 7...

Pizza is one of the least favorite meals in this house, most anything else can be grilled or cooked on top of the stove. I could have done the turkey on the grill but it was easier to just get the new stove that I needed anyway.

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

In response to “Pizza is one of the least favorite meals in...

(omg)(wt) ... if you now tell me your house dislike's bacon then I'm gonna be amazingly shocked!

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “(omg)(wt) ... if you now tell me your house...

(yum)There's about 30 lbs of bacon in the freezer right now so we're good!!

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

In response to “(yum)There's about 30 lbs of bacon in the...

oh good, there is something to eat (biggrin)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Everything Linnster said ... plus transistor radios. My grandpa bought one for my brother and one for me as soon as they came on the market in 1954. (a)

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JanHaskell JanHaskell

In response to “Everything Linnster said ... plus transistor...

(hehe) , it's easy when you can say,...

what they said (xp)(biggrin)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Camel toes, Bulgarian dentists, E.T. (both the movie and the horrible console game), the Hinternet, Goatse, Two girls and one cup, Badger Badger Badger, Nyan cat, cell phones, prank phone boards, tweeting, Facebook, free ****, fancy coffee, Eurosport, wireless headphones, Bluetooth and Ferrari F40.

EDIT: Also... Reality television, RFID tags, Viagra.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

In response to “Camel toes, Bulgarian dentists, E.T. (both...

Now c'mon, there is no way your older than camel toes (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Now c'mon, there is no way your older than...

I was born in -1. I'm a god, haven't you noticed it yet?

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

In response to “I was born in -1. I'm a god, haven't you...

God of what is the question

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “God of what is the question

Hellwater.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

In response to “Hellwater.

Hellwater or Waterhell?

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Hellwater or Waterhell?

Watergatehell, to be precise.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

In response to “Watergatehell, to be precise.

That sounds very serious, we better watch out for you

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “That sounds very serious, we better watch out...

I know Nixon's balls better than Zonkey's.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

In response to “I know Nixon's balls better than Zonkey's.

I bet you do, you're probably the ball expect!

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “I bet you do, you're probably the ball expect!

I'm the one the Egyptians called, when they needed a way to move some slabs of stones back in the days. I told them to use ball bearings, but no... They cheated with some alien technology.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

In response to “I'm the one the Egyptians called, when they...

I can't believe they cheated!

Wait alien technology? Like fairy dust? Is that alien 👽 tech? (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “I can't believe they cheated! Wait alien...

Yes, but onlt the tooth fairies carry that kind of power-powder with them.

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

Before Dinosaures .....

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JD JD

In response to “Before Dinosaures .....

(hehe)(hehe)(hehe)(hehe)

I'm sure some of them were around before you (smile)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Color TV, plastic bottles, Taco Bell, cable TV, electric starters on motorcycles.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

In response to “Color TV, plastic bottles, Taco Bell, cable...

Plastic bottles? Now that's a new one I'm gonna have to look up. About when did those start? We're all of the other plastics already out?

(hehe) taxo hell (as my healthy food conscious calls it) (hehe)

Electric starts we're.a change up, what about electric starters on other stuff?

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Plastic bottles? Now that's a new one I'm...

Plastic bottles didn't start being used commercially until the early 50's. They weren't used for soda until 1970.

Electric starters on lawn mowers....

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

I remember no personal computers, no microwave ovens, no cell phones (there were car phones but only the President and Batman had one), no television remotes, no cable tv, no anime, no automatic drip coffee makers (percolators only), no soy anything, no vegans, no political correctness, no metrosexuals, no illegals gathered together proudly waving the flag of the country they "escaped from", I remember no one screaming "death to America", I remember no school shootings, I remember when politicians used to pretend at least to care about the American people.

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trooper trooper

So Batman has outlived all of us? (xp)

No soy sauce? I'm making an Asian dish for tonight that's gonna need some.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Google.

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Masha Masha

Few people really know how or why the industrial revolution happened. Most assume that it happened because James Watt invented a steam engine. That is a typical assumption, considering that we Americans are mostly interested in our gadgets. The steam engine has been reinvented and forgotten several times in the last 2,000 years. The first known inventor was an Egyptian named Hero or Heron, and he could not think of any use for it other than to open the doors to a shrine.

The inventions that are unique to the modern period are:
* mass production, invented by Sam Colt to make pistols
* gonzo marketing, of which Diamond Jim Brady is the most famous example
* consumer financing, invented by Isaac Singer to sell sewing machines
* the savings bank, invented by Noah Webster

Prior to Mr. Webster, the dictionary guy, usury was condemned by almost everybody. Mr. Webster reasoned that it was ok for a man to own part of a business and to receive a portion of the profits, so it must be equally ok to deposit money with a steward who had a talent for investing in successful businesses. The depositor would not actually own a business, but he would have an interest in his steward's dealings and was entitled to be paid for his interest. Prior to that there was no such thing as retirement. People saved what they could of their earnings, or they hoped their children could support them, or they worked until they dropped. The savings bank was an obvious winner, and millions of people deposited their savings to get the benefit of compound interest, thereby providing huge amounts of investment money for new industries such as the recently reinvented steam engine.

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that_guy that_guy

McDonald's, color TV, 20 Mule Team Borax. Ha!

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

In response to “McDonald's, color TV, 20 Mule Team Borax. Ha!

Ha! You are not older that 20 Mile Team Borax! That's been around since the 1890s... I know I wrote a very short article on it (xp)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Ha! You are not older that 20 Mile Team...

You are correct as usual. I just thought I'd throw that in to see if anybody remembered it. 😁

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

In response to “You are correct as usual. I just thought I'd...

Yeah a few in my family swear by it, for stains that they can't get out other way.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Touch tone phones. Personal computers, the internet, TVs with more than 13 channels. Digital watches, microwave ovens.. Tis a long list.

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DW2 DW2

I remember being the dishwasher

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LipsOfAnAngel LipsOfAnAngel

The internet (at least in a residential capacity)

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Trish Trish

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