In so far as, things didn’t blow up as much in the good old days; mainly because there were no smart phones; nor were there hoverboards. We had washing machines, but they weren’t prone to exploding.
Pinto cars had exploding gas tanks. Corvairs were deemed unsafe by Ralph Nader. A lot of us drove those cars every day.
I’ve been busy running errands all day and I simply have nothing to write–except about things blowing up.