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20 Things The World Wouldn't Have If Black People Didn't Exist

So many things simply wouldn't exist.

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1. If it weren't for a black man, your home would probably be super dusty because you wouldn't have a dust pan.

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Lloyd P. Ray invented the tool that makes it so much easier to dispose of trash. He improved the earlier model by making it able to stand.

2. And you wouldn't have anything to iron your wrinkly clothes on if it weren't for the black woman who invented the ironing board.

5. How terrible would it be to not have a place to keep your leftovers from going bad? Good thing someone made the refrigerator.

13. The first home security system was patented by a black woman.

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You can sleep well at night knowing Marie Van Brittan Brown is responsible for making the predecessor to the modern-day home security system.

15. A PB&J just wouldn't be the same without the peanut butter. Yep, a black man is responsible for this deliciousness.

16. Drying clothes on a line is fun if you've got the time. Props to the hero who created the clothes dryer.

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