Most People Don’t Recognize These Gadgets. Have You Ever Used One?

Times change, and our time is one of technological improvements which happen so quickly that it is tough to keep up with them.

While these advancements improve our everyday living, some things are now left in the past, but were highly valuable, and sometimes even better than their current alternatives.

Therefore, we often feel nostalgic when looking back, as we finally realize the beauty of the simplicity of life.

Gary Ross once said:

“Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation, it was the ’50s, and for other generations, it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future.”

When I visit my grandparents, I love going into my room and looking through the old boxes, as I always find something that reminds me of the good old days and my childhood.

Every generation has its own story, so many of you will probably find the following gadgets strange:

1. Wonder Sauna hotpants

These inflatable pants were a huge hit back in the 70s, and they were supposed to help you lose weight, by melting belly and thigh fat while you worked around the house.

2. Church keys

If your child finds one of these today, you will get a confused look for sure. Yet, they were once used to open a can or a bottle.

3. Record adapters

These record adapters are out of use these days, as very few people use records nowadays. Yet, back in the old days, if you had a record in the wrong size, these adapters were used to help you fit it onto the record player.

Moreover, numerous other objects will be entirely unrecognizable to the new generations, such as pagers, VHS tapes, landline phone, floppy discs, and a film for a camera.

Your kids will also never understand encyclopedias, metal slinkies, tailor’s chalk, needle threaders, fax machines, hot rollers, phone books, payphones, paper maps, and metal playgrounds.

Panta Rhei!




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