80s

The Cabbage Patch Kids Scandal They've Been Trying To Sweep Under The Rug

Basically everyone had a Cabbage Patch Kid growing up. They were hugely popular, so even if you didn't own one, you were at least familiar with them.Cabbage Patch KidsTheir round faces and big eyes were so distinctive from other dolls available at the time. They also had their own little certificates with their name and birthday which meant that each one was unique. However, it turns out that there was a big secret behind one of America's favorite dolls. Cabbage Patch KidsCabbage Patch Kids were created by Xavier Roberts in 1978. He was only 21 when he started developing

Toys

15 Toys That Prove How Much Better Our Childhood Was

Growing up in the 80s and 90s meant that you were lucky enough to own some of the coolest toys that have ever been made. There were just so many good ones to choose between! How many of these iconic toys did you play with when you were young? Barbie Dream HouseFlickriverHaving one of the many different Dream Houses was a pretty important thing when you were young. There were a few different models, but you needed somewhere for your Barbies to live! Whether you had the Barbie Dream House or the Barbie Town House, you were bugging your parents

70s

The Original Creepy Crawlers Machines Will Make You Wonder How Kids Survived The 60s

Even though we all remember playing with those Creepy Crawler machines when we were kids, they were at one point considered an incredibly dangerous toy! YouTubeThe toy was around long before many of us were born. It was actually released back in 1964 under the name Creepy Crawlers' Thingmaker. Vintage ToysIt came with a little oven that you would use to cook up your chemicals, but the super hot temperature of the oven was only half the problem. EtsyWhile giving your kid an oven that reached 350 degrees is dangerous, it was nothing compared to the chemicals they were breathing

Life

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

Food and Snacks

Jolt Cola Is Coming Back So We're Never Gonna Sleep Ever Again

Jolt Cola is back! The original and best caffeinated soda that we all loved in the 80s and 90s has finally come back into our lives and we are totally psyched! Jolt ColaWe've been so lucky lately, because all our favorite drinks have come back. We had a resurgence of Orbitz, Cystal Pepsi and even Zima, but it's not really the one that we wanted. The real thing we've been hoping would come back was Jolt Cola. Now, we are finally seeing that dream become the reality. @RealJoltColaBefore there was Red Bull or Monster energy drinks, there was only one

Toys

6 Toy Machines We Were Completely Obsessed With As Kids

Creating something with our own two hands always made the best stuff. It didn't matter if it was a treat or a toy, it was also an activity that kept us busy for hours.  Whether we were making a bunch of shaved ice or melting things into our own toys, we all loved the fact that we were involved in the creative process. There were so many awesome kits to choose between, which one was your favorite? Creepy CrawlersEbayFor anyone who wanted to make a toy that was just a gross and slimy bug, this was the one for