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30 Things You Will Only Remember If You're Over 30 Now

Oh, how times have changed! I look at the kids and teenagers nowadays and it's like they're growing up in a totally different world than the one I knew. Everything is so fast paced and technology-driven, unlike back in the 80s and 90s, when every new discovery and invention left us in awe.

Instead of Google, I had to look through encyclopedias to get more information on a topic, my friends and I played outside every day, Saturday mornings were reserved for cartoons, and visiting fast-food restaurants like McDonald's was a special treat.

If you also did these things, then you'll probably also remember the following:

1. The disturbing McDonald's mascot Mac Tonight that still gives you nightmares

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2. Learning important life lessons from Sweet Pickles books

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3. Playing Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road arcade video game

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4. Reading books so you could get a free Pizza Hut personal pizza from the Book It! program

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5. Watching this Pizza Hut commercial from the Land Before Time VHS

6. Then hosting your birthday party at Pizza Hut because it was the place to do it at

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7. Dressing up in this plastic costume (look at that creepy mask) for Halloween because She-Ra was so badass

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8. Saturday mornings weren't complete without Pee-Wee's Playhouse

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9. Having a collection of scratch 'n' sniff stickers, but never actually scratching them to keep the scent intact

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10. Never getting tired of watching flowers dance every time you turned the radio on

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11. Having a character cake for your birthday and it made you the happiest

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12. Wasting all your quarters on the Lucky Egg Machine, but you kept going back because of the cool noise it made

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13. Buying toys and other merchandise from the Warner Bros. Studios store

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The stores were all shuttered in 2001.

14. Shopping for knits and denim at County Seat

15. Thinking Casey the Talking Tape Player was the coolest thing ever and wanting it for Christmas

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16. Having the time of your life at McDonald's PlayPlace

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17. Keeping all your favorite makeup and accessories in a Caboodles case

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18. Drinking the fizzy fruit-flavored Splice soda

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19. Wondering how they got the Strawberry Shortcake doll to smell like strawberries (sort of)

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20. Matching your nails to your outfit using Lee Press On Nails

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21. Getting your McDonald's order in Styrofoam containers

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22. Watching Small Wonder and not being able to tell that Vicki was actually a robot

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23. Using these heated curling rods to get your hair looking at big as possible

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24. Waiting all year long for the Sears Christmas Wish Book to show up in the mail

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25. Seeing READ posters displayed all over your school and local library

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26. Looking up information with the help of your parents' A to Z encyclopedia set

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27. Spraying yourself with Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth perfume

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28. Eating Smurf Berry Crunch cereal while watching Saturday morning cartoons

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29. Playing with Fisher-Price Little People like this farm set

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30. And finally, borrowing your mother's t̶o̶r̶t̶u̶r̶e̶ ̶d̶e̶v̶i̶c̶e̶  Epilady and then realizing it was a very bad idea

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