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12 Unbelievable Pictures From History That Show How Far We’ve Come

woman on chair lift and old coke cans

It’s so easy to think the way things are now is the same as the way things have always been. Sometimes, you need a trip through our history to remind you where we all started.

These pictures will get you contemplating how society used to solve problems back in the day. Humans have always had a knack for making lemonade out of lemons.

Here are 12 pictures from history that’ll get you thinking about how far we’ve come!

1. These firemen were fighting fire with a sprinkler helmet!

2. Candle holder, adjustable reading panel… this is genius!

3. These were perfect for folks who wanted a delicious drink out of a propane tank.

4. Do you think there was an app for that?

5. Hey, they had to put the liquor somewhere, I guess!

6. Holy smokes! This cruise ship could eat the Titanic for breakfast!

7. This one blew my mind. Imagine lugging that thing around in your pocket!

8. She looks as peaceful as could be!

9. I think we should bring these back.

10. Bug ring! Wow!

11. At least you wouldn’t have to worry about stall doors breaking?

12. Can you imagine if your rideshare showed up as a zebra?

Clearly, we’ve come a long way. But these images from history are a testament to humanity’s amazing nature of getting things done. We may not have had the Internet or modern technology, but we could get around, use the bathroom, change our clothes, and drink a Coke nonetheless!

The featured images for this post are from Twitter (here and here).

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