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20 things that didn't exist the last time the Cubs were in the World Series

A throwback to 1945.

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A lot has changed since the last time the Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series back in 1945.

Of course, there is the obvious list that would be true if applied to a number of teams: the internet, smartphones, GoPro cameras etc.

But as TheBlaze TV host Stu Burguiere pointed out Monday, a number of things that might not be first to come to mind also didn't exist 71 years ago, including: Cubs' manager Joe Maddon; the National League Championship series, which the team won to get to the World Series; the Los Angeles Dodgers, whom the Cubs defeated in the NLCS (they were the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945); and the NBA.

Here are 16 more things that didn't exist in 1945:

Color television

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Super Glue

Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR

Microwaves

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Satellites

AP Photo/Jens Meyer

Hula hoops

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Barcodes

AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle

State of Alaska

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

State of Hawaii

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Credit cards

Image source: APAP

Diet soda

Photo: Wikimedia Photo: Wikimedia

Korean War

Central Press/Getty Images

International air travel

Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Velcro

Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images

Barbie dolls

Image source: YouTube

Pacemakers

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Mr. Potato Head

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for generationOn
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