Fads

Nostalgic Vintage Photos That Define The 1970s

August 24, 2022

The 1970s were a time of vast change in the 20th century. Families were moving out of the city and into the suburbs. Urban centers were filling with hip, young upstarts, and ...

Vintage Celebrity Selfies From Before Camera Phones Were A Thing

August 19, 2022

Everyone thinks of the selfie as a 21st-century phenomenon. A by-product of a world where people are intensely focused on themselves more than anything else...

50 Seriously Amazing And Weird Places You Never Knew Existed

August 18, 2022

If the human imagination can dream it, architects and builders can construct it! From the humble to the extravagant, there is no limit to the uniqueness and cre...

Mind-Blowing Inventions From The Groovy Era That Are Taken For Granted Today

August 18, 2022

Today we're surrounded by technology that would have sent our brains buzzing in the groovy era. Whether you were born in the post-war boom or on...

Nostalgic Every Day Items That Could Only Come From The Groovy Era

August 15, 2022

Whether it was a need for innovation or the new found freedom of children born in the post-war boom, things were changing quickly in the groovy era. In th...

When Pac-Man Munched His Way Into Our Hearts

July 6, 2022

On May 21, 1980, Pac-Man was released in Japan; in October of that year, it appeared in the U.S. Pac-Man fever quickly swept the nation. By 1981, there were approximately ...

Flight Attendant Uniforms & The Groovy Era's Unique Influence

April 18, 2022

The uniforms of flight attendants have radically changed since the job’s inception in the 1930s. (Gone is the faux pas of “stewardesses.”) As air travel b...

Water Wiggle and Slip n‘ Slide: The Fun Yet Dangerous Sixties Water Games

March 11, 2022

Drinking from garden hoses. Riding bikes without wearing helmets. Baking cupcakes with a lightbulb. Childhood in the 1960s was risky busines...

The Rubik's Cube, The Mind-Boggling Toy Worth Millions

March 7, 2022

Few inventions in the entirety of human history can match the simplicity and popularity of the Rubik’s Cube. Born from the mind of a Hungarian architect aptly na...

The Rise And Fall Of Betamax

February 27, 2022

Today, technology has created the “streaming wars” where providers like Netflix, Disney Plus, and other companies fight tooth and nail for our $12+ per month. However, long before streami...

Frogger's Rise To The Top

February 19, 2022

When it comes to nostalgic video games, few pixelated pastimes can touch the popularity and shelf life of Frogger. The quintessential arcade game became so popular that the Parker Brothers e...

The Great '80s Hair Expansion

January 30, 2022

When it comes to the ‘80s, the saying “bigger is better” applied to everything from cars to stereo systems but most of all, hair. From hair metal bands to Aqua Net infused ‘fros that cou...

Disco Dancing The Night Away

January 24, 2022

Disco music arose from various subcultures; it had origins in the dance parties thrown by the New York City underground gay community as well as in the R&B scene in Philadelphia from the ...

The Evolution Of Fashion Shoulder Pads

January 18, 2022

Perhaps more than any decade the 1980s defined strange fads, headlined by the Koosh ball, Cabbage Patch Kids, and of course, shoulder pads. While the origins of the scapular rai...

The Life And Death Of The Canadian Tuxedo

January 6, 2022

Perhaps no outfit has ever run the cyclical gambit of fashion more than the all denim, cowboy classic known as the Canadian Tuxedo. Denim began life as the working man’s or w...

Cabbage Patch Kids: A Dark Tale Of A Doll

November 29, 2021

In 1978, the Little People were registered as collectibles with the United States Copyright office as the “The Little People”. These soft-bodied dolls were originally sold by...

Troll Dolls: From Wood Carvings To Bestselling Toys

November 21, 2021

Although most people tend to think of troll dolls as the rather colorful, somewhat creepy dolls which emerged in the 1960s, they are connected to Scandinavia mythol...

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