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10 Modern Things That Are Actually Really Old



Refrigerators

Although refrigerators may seem like something that could only have been invented after electricity was able to be supplied to households, various civilizations have come up with unique ways to keep food chilled. A prime example is the Yakhchal that was developed by the Persians almost 2,500 years ago, allowing people to store food and ice in the intense heat of the desert.

Reality Television

Reality television is widely seen as rather pointless form of TV that was propagated by the likes of MTV in the early 2000s. The truth of the matter however is that reality television has been part of a network’s broadcast plans, with PBS in the United States filming a show with the Loud family that simply consisted of recording all of their activity over a specific period of time, before it was shown in hour long segments.