10 Regular Objects That Have Changed Drastically Over The Years

For change is the only constant, hence proved.

10 Regular Objects That Have Changed Drastically Over The Years
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This is a generation that embraces change and accepts it with open arms. One which does not fidget trying to deal with it. There have been times when a change in technology has triggered an immense change in our life. Just like, with the advent of smartphones, we have had a change in our mindsets, too. We have started doing things more efficiently and productively. But this has a flip side too. We fail to provide equal importance to a lot of other things such as family, physical and mental health. 

Well, here are 10 everyday objects that have drastically changed over the years. From mobile phones to tampons to television sets to toilet seats, a lot of other everyday objects have evolved over time. There has been a reduction in the size of these objects, they have been laden with features and they have always been upgraded from time to time. Each object has its own unique story.

Read on to get enlightened about the eventful history.

#1. Tampons

#1. Tampons

It was around 1929 that modern-day tampons came into existence and by mid-30s they made their way to the stores.

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Gross things were used as tampons in history.

Gross things were used as tampons in history.
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From wrapping lint around a piece of wood to using paper, grass or vegetable fibers to soft papyrus tampons, there has been a huge revolution in tampons.

#2. Toilet

#2. Toilet
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Today, we have self-flushing toilets, and hand-showers, that is huge, compared what was in history.

The first toilet was just a chamber pot. That too, without a flush.

The first toilet was just a chamber pot. That too, without a flush.
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Even kings or other dignitaries did not have their special toilets.

#3. Baby Stroller

#3. Baby Stroller
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When one goes shopping for a baby stroller, there are innumerous choices based on safety, performance, and durability. The strollers used today are very different from when they were the first custom made in the 1700s.

This is how the earlier strollers used to look like.

This is how the earlier strollers used to look like.
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They were not as durable. Today, strollers have aerodynamic designs and big tyres to tread tough terrains.

#4. The telephone

#4. The telephone

Phones have changed insanely over the years. The greatest change is in their size. With drastically increased abilities of the phone, this is one object that has eased our lives to a large extent.

And, today we have got 'smartphones'!

And, today we have got 'smartphones'!
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Phew! I hope you get the irony here. We have come-of-age, from bulky equipment to compact design to carry in our pockets.

#5. Vacuum cleaner

#5. Vacuum cleaner

They first came into use in the early 1900s.

In 1907, William Hoover invented a vacuum cleaner that was powered by electricity.

In 1907, William Hoover invented a vacuum cleaner that was powered by electricity.
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This was when people were fed up of wiping their floors clean with hands.

#6. Cars.

#6. Cars.
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Well, this is a usual site these days, but cars in history were very different. Surely, they weren't as advanced but fulfilled only the basic need of travel.

This is how a car looked like in history.

This is how a car looked like in history.

They had no doors, no windows, no windshield. The first car was designed by Karl Benz, from Germany.

Gosh! Today we have an array of variety! From hatchbacks to sedans to SUVs and so on.

#7. Keys 

#7. Keys 
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Keys have changed drastically, from being made of metal in history, today, car keys have a chip in them and hotel room keys have changed to mere cards!

Original keys looked like bottle openers.

Original keys looked like bottle openers.
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This world has surely modernized a lot. Even fingerprints work as keys, to unlock.

#8. Sunglasses.

#8. Sunglasses.
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Now they come in different shapes and sizes and serve different purposes. From being specialed Polaroid ones to the technical ones, sunglasses have experienced a major change.

The first pair of sunglasses was made eight hundred years ago and they were used as protection from sun rays.

The first pair of sunglasses was made eight hundred years ago and they were used as protection from sun rays.
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People had different glasses to travel through the Arctic and through the desert.

#9. Computers

#9. Computers
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Today, we have very compact computers. Also, there are tablets that work just as efficiently.

While the first computer was a huge one.

While the first computer was a huge one.
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It occupied a room. Can you imagine, how much has technology advanced over the years?

#10. Television

#10. Television
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The first television was developed in the 1930s and 40s. There has been a great transition from black and white to colored.

This is how the old television looked like.

This is how the old television looked like.
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Initially, the television sets were bulky and the screens were tiny. Today, the sets are thin and screens are wide.

Do mention in comments below if you discover any other everyday objects around you, that have evolved dramatically over the years.