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15 Things That May Be Finished Soon

Whether good or bad, they'll be gone before you know it! And to tell you the truth, some things are worth disappearing entirely.

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1. Newspapers

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Digital content is king! It's more convenient, more quickly accessible, and it's cheaper to produce. Sorry, newspapers, it's not looking good.

2. Maple Syrup

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Global warming, guys. It's shortening our sapping seasons and threatening the livelihood of maple syrup everywhere. Not cool, yo.

3. The Yellow Pages

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In a world of social media, mobile directories, and online searches, what is to become of the physical Yellow Pages books? "Meh, whatever," said pretty much everyone.

4. Pennies

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A penny costs more to make than it's actually worth, which is totally unsustainable. You know what else is unsustainable? No more lucky pennies!

5. The Post Office

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The United States Postal Service continues to lose billions of dollars every year because, duh, email. If mailmen disappear, canine sadness will skyrocket.

6. Film Cameras

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Since photo is going digital (and mobile), companies like Nikon continue to cut down production of film cameras. So basically every time you take a phone selfie, a film camera dies.

7. Handwritten Letters

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Email, texting, Snapchat, social media... everything travels faster than a handwritten letter, but we'd be wise to remember that some things are worth the wait!

8. Drive-In Theaters

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It's unlikely that any new drive-in theaters will ever be built — more theaters are closing each and every day. So go retro and take your date to the drive-in while you still can!

9. The Measles

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There has been a 99% decrease in measles since 1963, when the first measles vaccine was used in the United States. That's only 1% away from making measles our bizatch!

10. Car Keys

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They're a thing of the past! Soon we'll be opening cars with our smartphones, and keys will be another relic for future hipsters to feel nostalgic about.

11. Honeybees

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It's called Colony Collapse Disorder, and it's causing honeybees to abandon their hives at an alarming rate. Why should we care? Because honeybees are a crucial part of our food supply. Do you love food? THEN YOU LOVE BEES!

12. Salmon

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As the planet heats up, cold-water fish like salmon and trout are swimming in warmer and warmer streams that threaten their livelihood. DO YOU KNOW HOW DELICIOUS SALMON IS? This is a travesty.

13. The Taj Mahal

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Visiting the Taj Mahal may soon be a thing of the past. Tourism organizations are pushing for it to be closed to visitors since they accelerate pollution and erosion of the marble. Go now so you can brag about it later!

14. Credit Cards

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We've got online banking and wallet apps so it's understandable that credit cards may go extinct. Too bad credit card DEBT isn't going extinct, amirite?

15. Privacy

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THEY'RE WATCHING US. Surveillance scandals, phone hacking, social media... privacy is slipping through our fingers. So stop telling everyone what you had for breakfast! (Seriously, though.)

Smoking

Soon it'll be gone in a puff of smoke! A recent national survey shows that only 9% of teenagers are cigarette smokers today. Some things should go extinct, just sayin’.
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Soon it'll be gone in a puff of smoke! A recent national survey shows that only 9% of teenagers are cigarette smokers today. Some things should go extinct, just sayin’.