25 Unbelievable And Shocking Facts About The World Today

The world changes pretty quickly, especially these days. It wasn’t always this way though. The rate of change is much faster than it used to be. This is partly due to numerous factors. Ever since the renaissance there has been a relatively rapid pace of cultural and technological advancements. It was only accelerated by things like the Industrial Revolution and now the Digital Revolution. We went from stabbing each other with bayonets to walking on the moon in less than a century. The pace of advancement is somewhat startling. Never has a successive generation lived in such a different world from their parents. And this is the source of our list today.

The 20th century feels like just yesterday (depending on who you are). However, the world is phenomenally different than it used to be. The internet has really taken hold of society. Smart phones are everywhere. Our jobs are far more digitalized. TV is no longer as big of a thing. Pluto isn’t actually a planet. And dinosaurs are still around! What on Earth? This isn’t the world we were born into. But hey, that’s the way it is. These are 25 Unbelievable And Shocking Facts About The World Today!

Featured Image: pixabay

25

You don't go to the library to read the books; you go there to use the computers

You don't go to the library to read the books, you go there to use the computersImage: wikipedia
24

Pluto isn't a planet.

Pluto isn't a planetImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
23

Robots can take your job.

Robots can take your jobImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit
22

Being able to write cursive doesn't matter.

Being able to write cursive doesn't matterImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Take that English teacher!

21

Watching home videos of other peoples' cats is an acceptable use of time.

Watching home videos of other people's cats is an acceptable use of timeImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag
20

Physical objects can be printed on a printer.

Physical objects can be printed on a printerImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
19

Nicolas Cage turned out to be a big flop.

Nicolas Cage turned out to be a big flopImage: wikipedia, Source: imdb
18

People can work for a large company from home.

Working for a large company from homeImage: wikipedia
17

Donald Trump has an actual chance at being president.

Donald Trump has an actual chance at being presidentImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag
16

Star Wars is a Disney movie.

Star Wars is a Disney movieImage: wikipedia, Source: imdb
15

The Simpsons are still on TV.

The Simpsons are still on TVImage: pixabay

Still

14

The TSA

The TSAImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Your parents were able to just walk into the terminal and wave you off without a ticket or anything.

13

It's normal for adults to play videogames.

It's normal for adults to play videogamesImage: pixabay, Source: 9gag

Those darn kids….they grew up.

12

Marijuana is legal (in some places).

Marijuana is legal (in some places)Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
11

There are terrorist groups that terrorize terrorist groups.

There are terrorist groups that terrorize terrorist groupsImage: Day Donaldson via Flickr, Source: bbc

ISIS vs al Qaeda

10

Birds are more closely related to the T-Rex than the T-Rex is to the stegasaurus.

Birds are more closely related to the T-Rex than the T-Rex is to the stegasaurusImage: pixabay, Source: nationalgeographic
9

Instead of taking a taxi, you can just jump into a stranger's car whenever you want (Uber).

Instead of taking a taxi, you can just jump into a strangers car whenever you want (Uber)Image: youtube, Source: bbc

You still have to pay though.

8

In most places, you're not allowed to smoke indoors.

In most places, you're not allowed to smoke indoorsImage: pixabay, Source: wikipedia
7

It is normal to meet your spouse on the internet.

It is normal to meet your spouse on the internetImage: pixabay, Source: telegraph.co.uk

Of course, the fact that there even is an internet would probably qualify as well.

6

Cars drive themselves.

Cars drive themselvesImage: wikipedia, Source: mashable
5

The government really is listening to your phone calls; it's not just a conspiracy theory.

The government really is listening to your phone calls, it's not just a conspiracy theoryImage: kev-shine via Flickr, Source: spiegel.de
4

In some places, spanking your children is illegal.

Spanking your children is illegal (depending on where you are)Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
3

The food pyramid no longer consists primarily of grains. And it's not even a pyramid; it's a plate.

The food pyramid no longer consists primarily of grains. And it's not even a pyramid.Image: wikipedia, Source: nytimes
2

Paying 3 dollars per gallon for gas is a good deal.

Paying 3 dollars per gallon for gas is a good dealImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

It used to be one dollar.

1

You will always have a calculator in your pocket.

That you will always have a calculator in your pocketImage: pexels, Source: 9gag

Take that math teacher!



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