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Fifteen things created or discovered since the Cubs last won the World Series 

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Fifteen things created or discovered since the Cubs last won the World Series:

1. The toaster (1909)

2. Stainless steel (1916)

3. The ice cream bar (Eskimo Pie) (1922)

4. Penicillin (1928)

5. The household refrigerator (1913)

6. North pole, south pole (1909, 1911)

7. Errol Flynn (born 1909)

8. The rotary dial telephone (1923)

9. Air conditioning (1911)

10. Mickey Mouse (1928)

11. The iron lung (1928)

12. Mechanical windshield wipers (1916)

13. Dixie Cups (1908)

14. Scotch tape (1925)

15. Panama Canal (opened 1914)

(Sources: World Almanac Book of Inventions, Ballantine, 1985, and A Century of Wonders, Doubleday, 1972)

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