80s

10 Toys From Your Childhood That Are So Much Better Than What Kids Have Today

In the age of technology and ridiculously realistic video games, it is hard to keep a child's attention with anything that might be considered "old" or "low-tech." It is hilarious that what we loved to play with as kids are looked at with such disdain by the newer generations of children. But most of that disdain comes from the fact that they have never actually attempted to play in this place that we used to call "outside."1. Velcro throw and catch ball game.This was one of those things that always seemed to come out when it was time

Retro

Waterbed Inventor Says They're Due For A Comeback, Because Millennials Have "Never Seen One"

iIf you're a child of the '70s or '80s - or your home is in serious need of some renovations - you know what it's like to sleep on a water bed.While we can't deny sinking into the water is comfy, most of us wouldn't trade our old-fashioned mattress for one of these kitschy models. But people did buy them in droves, with waterbeds accounting for 15% of the mattress market in 1986. Houston Librarian / YouTubeToday, waterbeds make up only a measly 5% of mattress sales, but the man behind the fad is looking to put them back in

70s

10 Animated Movies That You Always Seem To Forget About

It seems that a new animated movie is hitting the big screen, the television, or going straight to DVD every other week. With so many films inundating the market, it makes it hard to remember all of the classics that we used to watch as children. Even if we do remember most of our favorites, there are always those ones that we watched and loved, but completely forgot about as the years passed by. If you need a little bit of a reminder, hopefully this list will bring back memories of watching these movies, so that your kids can enjoy

80s

7 Good Ol' Reasons 'The Dukes of Hazzard' Might Be Crazy, But Sure Ain't Dumb

It may be one of the most iconic TV shows ever produced that focused on the lives of southern rednecks who loved to do nothing but get up to trouble and drive fast!The show is still incredible to watch today, and the more I found out about this free-flying, wheel-turning series, the more I wanted to slide over the hood of a souped-up car and give that sheriff a run for his money![Note: But I wouldn't because that is highly unsafe.]Instead, I just dug up these facts that are crazier than a possum on a gum bush,

Pop Culture

The Muppets' "Mahna Mahna" Has A Very Naughty Origin Story

Beside featuring big and colorful characters, children's shows rely on a catchy songs to draw in viewers. So naturally, there's a lot of work that goes into selecting a tune. While some write their own original music, others often borrow from other sources. In 1976, when Jim Henson and his Muppets landed their own television shows after years of appearing on shows like Sesame Street, the show runners opted to use a song that was relatively popular in the late 60s for their opening sketch - "Mahna Mahna."Daily DotAccording to the popular version of the song's origin story, it

80s

10 Facts You Scooby-Don't Know About Scooby-Doo

Since it's inception in 1969, Scooby Doo has gone on to become one of, if not the most, iconic cartoon characters of all time. The show has had many iterations and plot line changes, there have been (pretty bad) movies made about the Scooby Gang, and the show has spawned a fairly significant fortune in merchandise and other paraphernalia. As much as we would all like to think we know the show and its characters like the back of our hands, there is a lot about them that just isn't as publicly known. Here are 10 facts about Scooby Doo

Pop Culture

She's A Little Bit Country, He's A Little Bit Rock & Roll, But What Was Really Going On Behind The Scenes?

Donny and Marie Osmond were the siblings that we all longed to be like. Why couldn't we get along with our brothers and sisters like they did? What was it about this singing and dancing family that just seemed weirdly delightful? The show only ran for three years, but in that time, they managed to gain an enormous audience. They had both already seen some success in the business, with Donny singing with his brothers in their band The Osmonds, and Marie breaking out on her own topping the charts with "Paper Roses." ABCBut when 18-year-old Donny and his 16-year-old