Unbelievable Things That Baby Boomers Grew Up Doing

Boomers today have no idea what it's like to be a modern kid, but do you know anything about how it was to be a 1970s child? Some things like fixing a TV antenna or walking to school are totally lost on today's youth. These are some unbelievable things boomers did when they were kids...

Safety Belts

Safety belts back in the day left something to be desired... like better safety belts. These things were thin, shabby, and not very commonly used. Kids were flung throughout the car willy nilly, not a protective barrier in the car. Amazing that they survived...

Fire Hydrant Fun

Today, you can buy a funky sprinkler for playing online. Back then though, you would have the choice of a hose or an exposed fire hydrant for fun in the water. Sweaty kids in the streets would pray for a hot day and some free city water to splash around in. Look how happy these two kiddos were!


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The More You Know

  • Pizza only became popular in the United States after American troops occupying Italy during World War 2 became hooked on it and then popularized it back home.
  • There's a shrimp-like creature that makes aluminum armor to protect itself.
  • The United States defense budget of $698 billion is more than the next seventeen nations combined.
  • The designer of the current United States flag was 17 at the time, and created it for a high school project. He received a B-.
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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.