Coffee has been a beverage consumed by humanity for decades. In fact, it goes back to around 800 AD, making it almost as old as wine. For years and years, coffee machines existed only to serve the cafe’s clientele. They were noisy, badly designed, slow, and took too much space on the counter. However, they produced the addictive aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans.
These days, almost every household has its own personal coffee machine. It’s small, easy to operate, and unfortunately, the aroma is nowhere near the ones the older versions produced. They are well-designed and have become a piece of kitchen decor even if you’re not a coffee drinker.
Playgrounds have been around for years, providing an escape oasis for children (and their parents who enjoy sitting on benches, doing nothing while their kids play). Over 100 years ago, playgrounds were a bit different than what they are today. The slides, swings, and other elements were made mainly from metal, making the playground not really a safe place for kids.
These days, the playgrounds are colorful and made from sustainable and recycled materials. Most children all over the world, spend their first few years in and around the playground, granting their parents some peace and quiet and collecting some memories for themselves.
Football. The national American sport has been around for years and when you think of items that are most associated with our country, football is definitely in the top five. It is a merge of soccer and rugby and is one of the most famous sports games played.
The football helmet, one of the uniform's essential parts, has evolved over the years and doesn't look like it did when first introduced. It started as a leathered extra large cap and as the years went by, the leather gave its way to a hard plastic shell forming the helmet we are all familiar with today.
We are relieved to discover that safeness has always been an important and a high priority, and is not just an invention of recent years. Resembling a barrel more than anything else, the old-fashioned life jackets weren't very useful. We find it hard to believe anyone could move around in one of these, let alone signal for help.
These days, life jackets are more human-friendly and don't hide your curves or your six-pack. We are curious to know if these jackets will appear in a future list of this sort, showing how it evolved into a fashion accessory, found in every high street clothes store.
If you were to pick up an old-fashioned razor, you would ask yourself how on earth wasn't a pack of bandaids attached to each blade. These days no one would imagine placing anything like this on the face. The old shaving blades were heavy metal made and were not disposable like the ones we use today.
Razor blades today are made with plastic handles, are much safer than the old ones, and you can find them in a variety of colors, shapes, and ridiculously high prices. They are suited for men and women alike and have become a necessity in every household.