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November 4th, 2018

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[bennuheron]
Why is Rice-a-Roni called "The San Francisco Treat" if it's made in Chicago?
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Live like your great-grandparents [Nov. 4th, 2018|06:47 pm]
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[piperki]

Supposing you abruptly time-traveled to a past era, and when you arrived you had none of your current 21st century possessions with you. How far back in time could you get by reasonably okay, given what you know now?

10 years
3(5.6%)
20 years
5(9.3%)
30-50 years
24(44.4%)
100 years
6(11.1%)
200 years
5(9.3%)
300+ years
11(20.4%)

In the era you selected, what would be the thing 21st-century you would find the most difficult to do without?

Internet
27(21.4%)
TV
3(2.4%)
Telephone
1(0.8%)
Electricity
12(9.5%)
Central heat
12(9.5%)
Water piped directly to your residence
19(15.1%)
Food already conveniently prepared
7(5.6%)
Modern apparel
2(1.6%)
Modern footwear
7(5.6%)
Mass transit at its current level of sophistication
2(1.6%)
Automobiles
3(2.4%)
Medicine
29(23.0%)
Other in comments
2(1.6%)

What would you NOT miss?

Facebook
38(13.3%)
Muzak
27(9.5%)
The Holiday Season(tm)
22(7.7%)
Instant food/just add water
17(6.0%)
Gender reveal parties and their ilk
38(13.3%)
Having 1000 things competing for your attention all the time
30(10.5%)
#dogsofInstagram
21(7.4%)
Political campaigns that go on for 2+ years
35(12.3%)
FOMO
24(8.4%)
YOLO
24(8.4%)
So many things, see comments
9(3.2%)

Do you have any skills that would be useful during that previous era?

Typing on a manual typewriter
35(10.3%)
Chopping wood
23(6.8%)
Riding a horse
19(5.6%)
Using a pay phone
37(10.9%)
Cooking things that didn't come out of packages
43(12.7%)
Growing food
31(9.1%)
Slaying things that shall become food
10(2.9%)
Running a printing press
9(2.7%)
Boat construction
1(0.3%)
Handy with a sword
6(1.8%)
Taking copious notes in longhand
31(9.1%)
Writing a business letter and using a dictionary to check your spelling
34(10.0%)
Needlework/sewing
31(9.1%)
Coffee preparation without electricity
18(5.3%)
Brewing or winemaking
8(2.4%)
Other in comments
3(0.9%)
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