13 Ordinary Things That Have Changed Beyond Recognition

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Everything changes over time. With every new day, our world gets enriched with new technologies; familiar objects acquire new functions and unexpected add-ons. More often than not, we find it impossible to guess what those things used to look like when they were first invented.

Today primefresh presents some amazing examples of how progress not only simplifies our everyday life but also transforms it beyond recognition!

13. TV sets

The first mass production of televisions was set up in Germany in 1934. A large wooden box with a tiny screen and fuzzy picture used to cost the buyer $445 (equivalent to nearly $7,000 today).

All of this is truly hard to believe, especially looking at the incredibly slim plasma TV sets with huge screens that can now be bought at any electronics store.

12. Sunglasses

The first sunglasses were meant to protect you not from the sun but from so-called “snow blindness.” Residents of the Far North used to make them entirely of wood, bone, or other nontransparent material, leaving narrow slits for the eyes: this helped to preserve one’s vision when snow surfaces became blindingly reflective.

These days, sunglasses are not just a means of protecting eyesight but also a fashion accessory with a wide range of styles.

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