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These 18 Essential Items Didn’t Even Exist The Last Time The Cubs Won The World Series

The world has changed dramatically since 1908

The Chicago Cubs, finally, are World Series champions.

With their dramatic Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians early Thursday morning, the Cubs collected their first World Series title since 1908. At the time of that World Series, Teddy Roosevelt was president, Ford had just introduced the Model T, and a dozen eggs cost around 22 cents.


This RCA was the first mass-produced TV. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Meanwhile, these 18 items we can’t (to varying degrees) imagine living without hadn’t even been invented yet when the Cubs last won in 1908:

• Crossword puzzle (invented in 1913)

• Milk carton (1915)

• Pop-up toaster (1919)

• Band-Aid (1920)

• Four-way traffic light (1920)

• Television (1920s)

• Bubble gum (1928)

• Antibiotics/Penicillin (1928)

(Image via Wikimedia Commons)

• Sliced bread (1928)

• Electric guitar (1931)

• Parking meter (1935)

• Shopping cart (1936)

• Chocolate chip (1937)

• Ballpoint pen (1938)

• Tupperware (1942)

• Microwave oven (1945)

• Kitty litter (1947)

• iPhone (2007)

The 1908 Chicago Cubs.

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