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

The Genuine Pedigreed Pet Rock, seriously

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 the 1960s and '70s there were massive innovations that changed the world forever, and we're still feeling their reverberations today.

Some of these nostalgic every day items from the '60s and '70s are still in our homes today, helping us speak with loved ones and do our work, while others manage to always find a way to come back into the popular culture. Whether you remember using these items every day, or if you're just now hearing about the Pet Rock you'll soon discover that each of these items is uniquely groovy.

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It may sound completely ludicrous to young people today, but in the 1970s the Pet Rock was one of the most sought after gifts by the young and old alike. Dreamt up by Gary Dahl, a former copy editor, who knew that he wasn't really selling a rock - he was selling an idea.

The rock came nestled on a soft bedding of shredded paper inside a cardboard box with a handle and air holes so the rock could breathe. On the outside of the box a simple message was printed: "One genuine pedigreed pet rock."