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You might think life hacks are a new thing people are going crazy for. But they’ve actually been around for much longer than you’d think. Some life hacks are well over 100 years old, but here’s the best part: many of them are still relevant to us today.

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. Life in 2019 would be unrecognizable to someone living in the beginning of the 19th century. Not only have we had huge advances in technology, but our cultures have also made huge leaps forward. We have females and minorities in politics, we fly in the sky to go on vacation, and we can talk to someone on the other side of the world with the click of a few buttons.

But for all that’s changed, there’s plenty that’s still the same. Just like our ancestors, we get splinters, have glasses stick together, and try to light matches on windy days. Sure, we also have smartphones that tell us the weather forecast for the whole week and we ride in cars now instead of on horses. But these life hacks from 100 years ago are still things that we can use even at the start of a new millennium.