In the past, a name of a device was usually associated with the material it was made of. Just like today’s plastic bags, cotton buds, and so on. As you could guess, the old-fashioned irons were, indeed, made of iron. Very heavy iron.
They had to be heated on stoves, filled with coal, and basically, make everyone’s life harder than what it was already. However, the wise people of those times came back to the drawing board, changed the iron into quality plastic, designed a hole for water to boil, and voila — the modern iron was created.
Have you ever thought of hospitals back in the early 1900s? Over 50 people sharing the same room, not enough medication for everyone, and we don't want to start even discussing the sanitary condition of the wards. These days, in some hospitals you could accidentally think you have walked into a hotel room as they are comfortable, clean, and inviting.
All rooms are equipped with the best-treating machines, you can choose, a city or sea view and sharing is unheard of (if you have loads of money). 21st-century hospitals, here we come, give us those modern machines.
We ask ourselves, how many times did the old beer truck lose a few barrels on its way to delivery and flood the streets with bubbly golden refreshments? You can see by this image, that back in the day, beer went through a few stages of hell before reaching its final destination.
With weather conditions and unsafe storage on the truck, we would be surprised if anyone got their drink on time. Today's trucks are safe, and good looking, they protect their content with grace and assure whoever wants a cold beer to celebrate the weekend will have one.
In the past, one whole chicken would feed a family of three. Today, one chicken is enough for a family of six. No, they are not eating more, it's the hormones and steroids that are turning chickens into monsters.
Farmers, scientists, and veterinarians are claiming differently, but research shows that if modern food and modern medicine are affecting us, humans, it is surely affecting animals and especially the ones we eat. We wonder how many people one chicken will feed in 20 years. It will probably be a "chickrich". A cross between a chicken and an ostrich.
The first-ever pair of spectacles (or glasses as most of us call them), were the "John Lennon" glasses we are all familiar with. Round metal frames, give a sophisticated and classy look. Today, frames are made from various materials such as plastic, bamboo, wood, and more, turning the frames into a daily accessory.
The lenses have been upgraded as well, with short-sight lenses, long-sight lenses, and any color in the book lenses. just out of curiosity, we've discovered that the first spectacles were invented in 1284, so we wonder what did people do until then?