23 (Unseen) Ways The Modern World Affects Us

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23 (Unseen) Ways The Modern World Affects Us

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Whether you think the modern world is great or terrible, you probably agree that it has some surprising consequences for the planet and its inhabitants. We asked our readers to bring us examples of that, where modern conveniences are having a strange, underreported impact -- for better or for worse.

None of us are willing to turn back the clock, in spite of things like:

95% of the world's bourbon is made in Kentucky. That's covering the state in black fungus. Shively, KY Bourbon production releases lots of ethanol int
CRACKEDOON PoKeMy GO Pokemon GO led to a reduction in suicides. Not only did the game give people more meaning and positivity in life (according to a
CRACKEDC COM Concrete surfaces in urban areas are altering the way plants reproduce. For example, hawksbeard (crepis sancta) used to favor the dispers
Men who live in Ringaskiddy, Ireland, home of the Pfizer Pharmaceuticals plant that makes Viagra, reportedly experience constant erections. Pfizer Res
The human foot has gone up two sizes in the past 40 years. Up to 30% of people in wealthier countries now have flat feet. Wearing shoes and exercising
SECURITY The prevalence of technological devices has made young people physically safer. Because they're spending more time at CRACKED.COM home using
Because bugs are attracted to light, over 100 different species of them live inside our houses. The number is even greater for houses in wealthy neigh
oktoberfest creates of THAN a shrt-ton Researchers in Munich recently compared the amount of methane emitted from the iconic festival to the bustling
Using texting language actually improves one's reading and writing. A study by Utrecht University in the Netherlands found that grade-school children
A 2017 study showed that compared to women born naturally, women delivered via Caesarean section are nearly three times as Likely to require a C-secti
Residues of birth control pills in water are causing behavioral and genetic problems in fish. Mainly, changes in the way they procreate and search for
Shower heads can cause lung disease. CRACKEDCON Research showed that 30% of the tested shower heads were hazardous to our health. The Mycobacterium av
Emojis are helping people get laid: 2zz 3 A recent study showed that people who use emojis often are more likely have sex with their dates. Communicat
Teens in East Asia are losing their distance vision at an alarming rate. Nearsightedness among teenagers shot up from 20% to 90% in 60 years. Studies
The widespread use of Cry3Bbl protein in crops to kill Western corn rootworms has actually helped the insects develop an immunity against it... ...ren
The steam from power plants can create bands of industrial snow. In 2013 the city of Pittsburgh reported up to an inch of snow caused by the steam o
Downtown Chicago smells like chocolate. The intoxicating aroma comes from the Blommer Chocolate Company. While most locals love and even create maps o
Our familiarity with touchscreens is changing the interaction between our brain and fingers. According to a 2014 study, participants who mainly use sm
CRACKEDcO COM The high demand for lithium-ion batteries for portable devices and electric cars has affected farmers in Chile. Lithium mining has eaten
CRACKEDco COM French wine is getting more alcoholic because of climate change. The increased sunlight that the vineyards have been getting in recent y
Big cities CRACKEDCON generate their own thunderstorms because of the skyscrapers, heat, and pollution. The city heat warms the air, which is funneled
Highways create genetic barriers in animal populations. In one case, scientists found that two groups of rattlesnakes separated by a road had less in
Selfies are making people want to have nose jobs. selfie takenat selfie takenfive feet arm's length from the camera. The cameras in our phones distort
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