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

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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.

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Entry by Busteq

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Entry by Andrea Meno

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

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Entry by John E.

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Entry by Rich949

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Entry by Michael Voll

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Entry by Michael Voll

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Entry by Andrea Meno

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