17 Reasons Why Living In 2013 Is Way Better Than Living In 1668

Disease! Famine! No wifi! We could go on forever. Get a taste of what life was like back in the day with a little Captain Morgan. He was a real dude, by the way.

1. You don’t have to be on a boat for 4 months if you want to see what’s going on in Europe.

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2. You don’t have to die in the same town you grew up in.

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3. Siri is a more reliable source of information than a parrot.

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4. Scurvy is all but eradicated these days.

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5. You don’t have to wait for a man on horseback to deliver a message across the 13 colonies. You can just shoot a text.

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6. The chances of you being burned at the stake for being a witch are much, much smaller

7. Unlimited Breadsticks at Olive Garden.

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8. More thought goes into prosthetics.

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9. Beyonce.

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10. People have teeth.

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11. Modern plumbing is something we all take for granted.

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12. No need to find sugarcane, cut it down, and distill if yourself. You can buy rum at your local package store.

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13. Horsepower is different now.

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14. Women’s fashion doesn’t always involve agonizing pain.

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15. Wifi is pretty much everywhere.

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16. Dueling to the death isn’t a thing anymore. You just fight on Twitter until it peters out.

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17. Oh, well. Ok. I guess there’s still this. Fine, 1668, you get one point.

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