Of the many spectacular inventions of the 1900s, it’s safe to say we never may have made it to where we are today without radar, plastics or the once-revolutionary vacuum tube triode (responsible, in case you’re wondering, for launching the age of electronics).
Medical advances made throughout the 20th century, too, are nothing to bat an eye at.
How we Die: Comparing causes of death in 1900 v. 2010. In 1900′s, 53% died from infectious disease, today only 3% pic.twitter.com/gKPLcnAHQo
— Avi Roy (@agingroy) June 8, 2014