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People like to think that modern trends are just that: modern. But surprisingly often, it turns out that a thing we assume is brand-new has been a thing for decades, or even centuries.

Since we hate being wrong about stuff, we asked our image magicians to dig up the true histories of things we think are modern. And we gave some old-fashioned cash to our favorite entries.

Entry by Andrea Meno

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Entry by RainbowCrash

Think your new Tesla is a modern idea? Think again. The first crude electric vehicle was invented in the 1830s, and America's first electric car was b

Entry by PollyDarton

23 'Modern' Things That Are JUST. SO. OLD.

Entry by John E.

This is a 2000 year old Swiss Army Knife. Made by the Romans, it has a knife, spoon and fork, a toothpick, spatula, and a Spike. CRACKEIDOON

Entry by Michael Voll

Vape pens have been around since the 1960s. In 1963, Herbert A. Gilbert invented a smokeless, electronic cigarette, but never made it widely commerc

Entry by Andrea Meno

Music videos are 20 years older than MTV. u-zie-- 5O They were made for the 1960s fad Scopitone, a jukebox that could play video. CRACKED.GOM

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