This next one is going to be a little hard to digest, and if there is one reason for being thankful for not being born before modern devices kicked in, it has to be this. So, basically, the toilets back then were for one use and one use only. To say the least, they were not the most comfortable place to be in, and as soon as you were in, all you wanted to do is get out.
Today, modern toilet rooms have turned into the most popular room in the house. Toilet seats can be found heated, round, squared, attached to the floor or the wall, they come in a variety of colors, and, let’s face it, it’s the quietest and calmest space in the house.
In the early 1900s, most people were entertained through theater and live shows. Few were privileged to enjoy a night out at the movies (and between you and me, the cinemas were not all that great back in the day). The sound was poor, the seats were uncomfortable and the variety of movies to watch, well... it was no Netflix.
These days, the VIP cinema rooms are more comfortable than the sofa you have at home, the dishes offered on the menu cover more than just popcorn, and the variety is endless. They are even re-launching old movies with new technology so the choices are there, you just have to make one.
In the 1920s, the blow dryer made its way into women's homes. Up until then, only salons would provide such services and only the rich could afford it. One of the first designs of the manual blowdryer was metal-made, heavy, too hot, too strong, and kind of scary looking.
The 21st century brings us blowdryers that can do much more than just dry your hair. It has hot air functions, cold air functions, low speed, high speed, curly hair, straight hair, and the list goes on and on. So, if you're unhappy with your curls, or want to give your straight hair a bright and shiny look, there is no need to go to an exclusive salon anymore.
At the beginning of the 20th century, only 20% of the population owned a toothbrush. The ones available were made of wood and with hard bristles. Now, we are not saying that people didn't brush their teeth (even the cavepeople used to brush), however, they used to use other techniques, and the common way of brushing was preserved for the second half of the 1900s.
And today? Today the variety is endless. There are the standard brushes that have soft, medium, or hard bristles, and there are the electric ones that have turned into another merchandise device. It can be found with all of the latest Disney characters, and even a family set kit with one engine and a tooth-head for each member.
The 1930s are known as the golden era of the radio. It became popular in many homes and was the main source of entertainment. There was one station, one type of music, and only certain hours for broadcasting. Slightly different than what we have today.
Just think of it, the radio was all people had and the thought of anything more advanced, like the t..v. for example, was a far dream. The modern radio (which is not commonly used due to the fact that everyone today has a smartphone that doubles as a radio) is a small device that can fit into the palm of your hand, the stations are numerous, and it plays 24/7.