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12 Innovations From The 1950s That We Still Use Today (PHOTOS)

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- 2137 days ago -
While we tend to associate the '50s with sock hops, Elvis, and The Golden Age of Television, it also happened to be a decade that greatly improved our lives.


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Roger G (148)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:08 pm
noted, thanks!

Gloria p (304)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 6:16 pm
Any bubble wrap popper can testify to this!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 6:19 pm
Thank you.

Bob P (394)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 6:37 pm
Thanks Carrie

Christeen A (300)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:10 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Joanne D (37)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:13 pm
Gloris p -
A few I could live without.
I frankly don't think it hurt that Eisenhower was President and corporations were treated like corporations and not like gods.

Veronica C (18)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 9:12 pm
Interesting article.

Patricia Gal (103)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 9:30 pm
Yep we are still using all of these today....So why did we ever leave the 50's..& 60's ?? .hahaha
They were the Best years this country U.S.A. ever had.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:16 pm

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 12:04 am
I'll take the 60s over the 50s - women were finally coming into their own, no longer the "little woman".
Knew about some but didn't realize that velcro, the microwave and the seatbelts were from the 50s.
Thank You, fun trip of memories. Can you dig up some from the 60s??

Aud nordby (736)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:41 am

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 1:46 am
Those were the days my friend, we thought would never end.

Carol H (229)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:26 am
interesting!! thank you Carrie

. (0)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 9:24 am
I had no idea diet soda was around for so lont...thanks

Monica T (278)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 10:29 am
Very interesting! Thanks, Carrie!

Twyla Sparks (208)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 10:55 am
noted, Thanks

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:44 pm
Interesting...thanks, Carrie. I was unaware that some of the things on the list began in the 50's. I guess many weren't "mass marketed" until later...

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:48 pm
Go science, go science!

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:21 am
Noted, very interesting.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Monday July 15, 2013, 12:08 pm
This was interesting.

Sergio P (65)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:19 am

Chrissie H (23)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:55 pm
Very interesting, I didn't realise that all of them came from the 50s.Thanks Carrie.
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