19 Fears About Modern Life (That Are Statistically B.S.)

It doesn't matter who it is: a right-wing whack job, a perpetually high hippie, a hipster with a wardrobe full of turtlenecks -- without fail everyone of them has preached about wanting to live in a different era.

Because for whatever reason -- drugs, Hollywood, old Playboys -- a lot of people are under the impression that the past was way, way better than the world we live in now. But a simple look at the facts prove otherwise. Or, you know, you could just check out all these cool looking pictures we asked AuntieMeme to put together for us. Yeah, do that.

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Two decades of high-profile shootings probably have you thinking that U.S. schools are violent, dangerous places. But actually, the past 25 years have

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Think today's teens are party animals? They aren't. Teen smoking and drinking are the lowest they've been since we started keeping track, in 1975. CRA

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Obesity in America is a serious problem. But it won't be, for the next generation. Childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have dropped 43% over the past

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Distracted drivers, decaying roads, and the sheer number of drivers on the roadways - deaths from auto accidents must be at an all-time high. Surprisi

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Between the Internet, cell phones, and the ridiculous number of channels creating TV series, you'd think nobody was reading novels. But they are. Near

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In century England, being unemployed was a criminal offense. Will Work for FOOD If you were caught jobless, you would be tied to a cart and whipped un

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Think your HMO is shitty? Be glad you're not living in ancient Egypt. Recently translated recipes in Egyptian medical texts called for dung from vario

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Worried about nuclear war? Or worried about all those armed nukes lying around? Don't be. z2000 00sis l yov sooe 1000 F 2365-01 r Worldwide stockpiles

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You might think that with the world population at 7 billion, we'd be running out of food. You'd be wrong. There's more food for everyone today than ev

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Going to the laundromat is a pain in the ass, to be sure. But at least you don't have to worry about drowning. 50 In the Tudor era, 40% of deaths were

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Remember how our national bird, the Bald Eagle, is an endangered species? In 1963, barely 400 nesting pairs existed in the contiguous United States. T

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One of the most heartbreaking effects of our economy is the rampant homelessness. But even during the economic downturn, the number of homeless people

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You might think college campuses are violent and prone to rioting. But in the Middle Ages, Oxford University was much, much worse. Violent, murderous

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Psoriasis is a skin condition that's fairly simple to manage with steroid creams and home remedies. In 14th-century France, it could get you executed.

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Think your toilet is unsanitary? If you lived in a medieval castle, you'd use a garderobe -: a room with a stone hole and a wooden seat. Whatever went

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Your job might be a drag, but it's probably not giving you face cancer. In 1917, women working in a watch factory used paintbrushes to paint glow-in-t

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Don't let a few noisy assholes fool you. Almost all Americans think interracial marriage is just fine. In fact, they approve. 87% of Americans current

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Think the top 1% are self-involved douchebags? They might be. But more and more of them are pledging to give away at least half of their money. Onev 6

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You might think we're living in a violent, war-torn era. What seems like a period of constant war is in reality a period of constant information about

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