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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

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Waterbeds Had A Crazy Beginning, But What Happened?

Listen. Waterbeds were the thing to have in the 80s and 90s. If you weren't sleeping on a giant water balloon, what were you doing? RedditProbably the craziest thing about waterbeds is that they were invented in 1968 as a thesis project. Charles Hall created one while he was in design school as his Master's thesis, and since then he's never turned back. "In each house I have a water bed," he said. "And you know what? I wouldn’t sleep on anything else. They are the most comfortable bed around.""Each house" tells me he's a kajillionaire thanks to