The 19 Most Underrated Inventions Of All Time

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Nobody appreciates a good, old-fashioned zipper anymore. What with all the newfangled gadgets all over the place, classic items are being pushed out of the public eye. These low-tech wonders will be slighted no longer!

Where would society be without paperclips, for example? And what about the understated elegance of a tin can? Beautiful. There's a reason people say "It's the best thing since sliced bread" -- sliced bread is awesome! You see these items every single day and never think twice, but there was once a time when each of these inventions was new and exciting.

Here's a list of our favorite oft-overlooked and under-appreciated inventions:

Buttons
button

Candles
candle

Glasses
glasses

Pencils
pencil

Tin Cans
tin can

Safety Pins
safety pin

Toilet Paper
toilet paper

Paperclips
paperclips

Clothes Hangers
hanger

Jeans
jeans

Straws
straw

Stop Signs
stop sign

Zippers
zipper

Sliced Bread
sliced bread

Deodorant
deoderant

Tilt-And-Roll Luggage
luggage

Rubber Bands
rubber band

Tissues
tissue

Socks
socks

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