Hey Chicago, what do you say? The Cubs are CHAMPIONS today! All that talk about curses, goats, and black cats can finally be put to rest. Congrats Steve Bartman, you're finally off the hook. Next year is here, it finally happened.
Last time the Cubs won the World Series (1908), the world was a very different place. You'll be surprised to find out that many of America's fave foods had yet to be invented, making that 108 year drought even harder to deal with.
America's favorite cookie didn't hit shelves until 1912. Before that, milk and cookies were a lot less fun to eat. Like the Cubs, the humble Oreo has come a long way, with over 36 flavors having been introduced over the years.
3. Deep Dish Pizza
Believe it or not, Chicagoans weren't celebrating their last World Series win with their signature pizza. Deep dish didn't come onto the scene until the 1940s, with the legendary Pizzeria Uno being credited as the first restaurant to serve this cheesy goodness.
The 1908 World Champion Cubs weren't sipping on Gatorade in between innings (or getting bathed in it—shoutout Kris Bryant, I love you). The iconic sports drink wasn't introduced until 1965 by a team of doctors at the University of Florida.
5. Instant Ramen
Instant ramen wasn't invented until 1958. Where would we be in a world without ramen? What would college students eat? What would Kylie Jenner make her Snap stories about? Thankfully, 2016 is a time when we don't have to answer these tough questions.
6. Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme started churning out their iconic donuts in 1937. I'm not sure how White Sox fans dealt with the Cubs winning back in 1908, but to all current Sox fans: go to your nearest grocery store, buy a box of Krispy Kremes, and eat your feelings while reminiscing on 2005.
7. Sliced Bread
Probably the most shocking of them all. The last time the Cubs won the World Series, you had to slice your own bread. Hard times. Pre-sliced bread didn't hit store shelves until 1927, when Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the automatic bread-slicing machine. We owe the man a lot.
So yes, Cubs fans are allowed to celebrate this World Series win for the next 108 years, because the 2016 World Champions are LITERALLY the greatest thing to happen to Chicago since sliced bread. Go Cubs go, and don't forget to #FlyTheW.