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The Origin Of The Most Unusual Fad Of The 90s Proves It's Much More Than A Flash In The Pan

We all remember that one kid on the playground who was slapping around a stick as though it was the most impressive thing in the universe. Sure, it probably required a decent amount of skill, but the Devil Sticks fad died out fairly quickly and we all moved on to the next great craze. But the truth is, Devil Sticks aren't just a 90s thing. They actually started over a century before they became a craze on every playground in the country. The Origin Of Devil SticksIt's hard to know the exact origin of Devil Sticks, mostly because they go

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Meet The Woman Behind The Pattern That Defined The '90s

If you grew up in the '90s, you probably share a lot of strong memories with other '90s kids.From fashion to smells, there's almost nothing that can't give us flashbacks of our childhood. But one of the mostly strangely evocative trips down memory lane comes when we look at those plastic solo cups with the purple and blue designs.ThisIsWhyImBrokeThese disposable cups were everywhere in the '90s, and they fit right in with the bizarre designs of places like out favorite fast food restaurant. But, against all odds, the design is still around, and still selling like hot cakes

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The Real Story Behind 'Cool Runnings' Is Even Weirder Than The Movie

It's hard to explain why so many kids fell in love with Cool Runnings.Yes, it's a funny movie with a lot of heart, but it was also a sports comedy about bobsledding at the Winter Olympics. The story of four Jamaican athletes competing in the icy sport was just too outrageous to resist, and today the movie is a cult classic.But if you think you learned the real story of Jamaica's groundbreaking bobsled team from the movie, you'd be wrong.As one of the real team members from the 1988 Olympics, Dudley "Tal" Stokes, revealed on Reddit, the

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Here Are The Dates The 50 Best Disney Movies Were Set In

Disney has been teaching us that dreams do come true for 80 years, and they've given us all an amazing childhood with their heart-warming stories of all genres. We've been all over the world with Disney, from different places to different times. It's incredible just how many time periods we've traveled to within the magic kingdom, especially when you go through them chronologically! Here's a history lesson from the best classic Disney films!The Force Awakens - A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...BebesDinosaur - 65 Million BCTwitterBrother Bear - 10,000 BCTorHercules - 1200 BCFandom

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The Real Reason Lawn Darts Became The Most Infamous Toy In History

Lawn darts were a big part of our childhood, but now they are really hard to find - at least the kind we remember. Rumors have always been swirling about why the popular toy was banned, with some people saying that it was actually because a child died. Sarcasm.coIt's hard to believe that a children's toy would have been made if it could harm a child, so a lot of people just push this rumor aside as merely a scare tactic. However, it is actually true. The FDA had banned the sale of lawn darts as a toy in

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The Real History Of Monopoly Is A Lot More Controversial Than You'd Expect

Playing Monopoly with your family and friends was a pretty common thing when you were a kid. A lot of us still try to play it when we hang out in groups, but we all know the game usually ends up with someone frustrated. William WarbyHowever, it turns out, the game we all know and love has a controversial past that they don't want you to know about. Carbon CostumeThe story that the Parker Brothers have been shipping along with their board game is always the same: Charles Darrow invented the game while he was unemployed during the Depression. By

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The History Of The Pez Dispenser Is A Lot Weirder Than You Think

Basically everyone has owned a Pez dispenser in their lives, right? The iconic shape of the little candy containers is one of those things that have been around for generations.PEZ CandyYou can get Pez dispensers with all kinds of characters on them, whether it's your favorite Disney characters, iconic super heroes, and even famous people like Elvis! PEZ CandyBut apparently these weren't originally intended for children! Despite the fact that we really only remember them as these toy-like plastic figures, the original Pez dispensers were actually a little bit different. PEZThey are actually shaped the way they are for

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The Bizarre Story Behind This Famous Photo Of Richard Nixon And Elvis Presley

If you're old enough to remember The King, you've probably seen this famous picture of him shaking hands with President Richard Nixon.Maybe you thought it was a joke, or some kind of fake photo, but it's 100% real and the true story behind this famous meeting is impossible to imagine.This picture has inspired 2 movies and remains the most requested photograph in the history of America's National Archives, but what exactly brought this rock and roll icon to the White House?Smithsonian MagazineElvis famously collected cars and guns, but he also had a passion for police badges.The