90s

The Strange Story Behind The Tetris Theme Song - Including Its Original Lyrics

If you grew up in the '80s or '90s, you can probably still see the iconic Tetris blocks falling when you close your eyes.Abandonware DosThe classic puzzle game of matching blocks and disappearing lines has a long and strange history that stretches throughout the final years of the Cold War. Tetris was originally created by Alexey Pajitnov, an artificial intelligence researcher at Moscow's Soviet Academy of Sciences.Pajitnov and his son.Pajitnov was working at the Academy's Computer Center in 1984, and would test the new hardware's strength by designing simple games. His creations were shared between departments, and

80s

15 Facts About Baywatch - Your Dad's Favorite TV Show

Of all our beloved '90s shows, it's pretty surprising that Baywatch is getting the most attention these days. A new remake hit theaters this summer, while a musical inspired by the show debuts in London next year.MirrorThey can never measure up to the cheesy goodness of the original show, but we can't blame them for trying. Here are 15 facts about the original hit series:1. Breast implants caused continuity errors Yes, it's the kind of problem that would only come up on the set of Baywatch. According to producers, actress Nicole Eggert (who played Summer Quinn) was very

90s

It's Been 25 Years Since We Met The Mighty Ducks, But Where Are They Now?

The classic Disney movie has a special place in the heart of all '90s kids, even if you weren't a hockey fan. While many of the Ducks returned for the sequels, we've been wondering what happened to all the cast member from the original flick. Now, we have the answers:UproxxJoshua Jackson (Charlie Conway)SuperstationChild stars have a reputation for leaving Hollywood as they get older, but a few of the Ducks bucked this trend. The leader of the team (although he was nicknamed "Spazway" for his habit of missing important shots) was Charlie Conway, played by Joshua Jackson.FOXJackson

Retro

The Ultimate List Of McDonald's Toys That We Obsessed Over As Kids

As much as we loved milkshakes, hamburgers and crispy chicken nuggets, the best part of eating at McDonald's as a kid was the free toy in our happy meal.Over the years we collected so many of these great toys. Here are some of the best ones:Rubber Band Motor Boats (1981)ComplexPlaymobil Figures (1982)ebay.co.ukLittle Golden Books (1982)ComplexHot Wheels (1983)Foro ClubPlay-Doh (1983)The ChivePopoids (1984)Museum of PlayMemory GlandsRonald McDonald Cloth Doll (1984)EtsyA little creepy....but still fun!Astroniks (1984)22 WordsLego Super Travelers (1985)Dave Percota / Toys PeriodBrickset.comDave Percota / Toys PeriodMy Little

Life

13 News Stories From 2017 That We Wouldn't Have Believed As 90s Kids

If you could send a message back to your younger self, what would you say? Besides totally obvious stuff like "Don't let mom throw away all your Beanie Babies."Julie FitzSimonsOf course, even as kids we knew the future would be very different, but there's no way we could have wrapped our minds around this year's events. Try and imagine how you would have reacted to hearing these 13 news stories in the 90s:1. Online shopping? Kind of a big dealThat is so PhatOkay, stay with me on this one, you know that Packard Bell that your parents let

Retro

10 Cartoons That Seem Totally Insane Now That We Think About It

As a kid, you get used to your parents telling you that things will "make sense when you're older."The Surly NerdAnd while there were a few adult moments in children's shows that raised our eyebrows, we had just as many legitimate questions about the weird stuff we watched on TV. The '90s were a strange time, and these 10 shows still leave us asking "Wait, what?!"1. Rocko's Modern LifeColliderThis show was about: A wallaby who immigrated from Australia to America, where he has misadventures with his neighbors Heffer the cow and Filbert the turtle. Recurring gags include Rocko's

Retro

10 Awesome Facts About The Worlds Of Power Books

If your middle school library was anything like mine, there was probably a huge waiting list for the only copy of the Ninja Gaiden book from the Worlds of Power series.WikimediaThe classic young readers series adapted some of the best NES games into full-length books that doubled as game guides. But who came up with this genius idea? And why were only a handful of titles turned into books?1. They were meant to get young boys to readThe series seems like it was thought up in Nintendo's marketing department, but credit actually belongs to Seth Godin. He was

70s

Are You Old Enough To Remember What This Is?

If you can tell what this mystery item is, either you're getting old or your car is.Here's a few hints before you guess: these little additions became standard in almost all cars in the 1950s, but disappeared in the 1990s and early 2000s.Now, there's a good reason you don't see them anymore, but some folks are pretty mad they're gone. You see, they're used for a habit that lots of people still do, and paying to add one to your car can be expensive.Have you given up, or did you know right away?PinterestThat's right, this little

70s

Frank Sinatra's Story About One Of Don Rickles' Classic Pranks is A Great Way To Remember Him

The world lost a comedy legend this week with the passing of Don Rickles, one of the funniest (and meanest) voices ever to take the stage. Newspapers across the country have done their best to memorialize this larger-than-life entertainer, but we think that should be left to someone who knew him best: Frank Sinatra.The singer first met Rickles in 1957 and they stayed lifelong friends afterwards. Rickles was famously the only person allowed to joke about Sinatra's fragile ego, and as you can tell from this story he took his job seriously.Throughout their careers these two icons often

70s

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