Can You Name These Things Only A 60s Kid Will Remember?

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The 1960s was an extremely popular decade. It was a time of war and assassination, but it was also known for its music and movements. Do you remember all the fads, trends, and crazes that defined the decade? Are you a true 60s kid at heart? Take this quiz and find out!

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1. The iconic shape of these pants earned them the nickname:

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  1. Skorts
  2. Balloons
  3. Bell-bottoms
  4. Jeggings
In the 1960s, bell-bottoms became a major fashion trend for both men and women, with the leg opening being as wide as 46 inches.
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2. This racing toys sold over 1 million units in 1963 alone:

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  1. Mopeds
  2. Wheelbarrow race
  3. Slot cars
  4. Bubble gum cigars
Many slot cars were inspired by real-life vehicles, including the Maserati 250F and the Ferrari 375.
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3. They date back to Ancient Greece, but became a fad in the 1960s:

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  1. Platform shoes
  2. Fake velvet
  3. Friendship bracelets
  4. Coonskin caps
In Greek plays, tragic actors often wore raised platform shoes to indicate their superiority over comic actors.
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4. What was this dangerous way of straightening hair?

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  1. Hot hazard
  2. Wizzers
  3. Hair ironing
  4. Dry cleaning
Before the flat iron was invented, some women resorted to dangerous methods to achieve a bone-straight look. It's a two-person job. One person lays their head on an ironing board, and a friend irons out sections of their hair.
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5. These flower power stickers became a symbol of the hippie era:

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  1. Poodle skirts
  2. Jelly shoes
  3. Baseball cards
  4. Rickie tickie stickies
Rickie Tickie Stickies were created in 1967 by Don Kracke and have been commonly associated with hippies and flower power. The reusable flower decals were often seen in teen bedrooms and on Volkswagen vans.
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6. What popular 1960s fashion kept your neck warm and stylish?

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  1. Knee-high boots
  2. Puka shells
  3. Turtlenecks
  4. Cowboy hats
A turtleneck, also called a polo neck, became extremely popular throughout the 1960s. It was commonly associated with the preppy subculture.
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7. This musical was based on the Von Trapp Family singers:

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  1. The Sound of Music
  2. Hamilton
  3. Chicago
  4. Rent
"The Sound of Music" was the last Rogers and Hammerstein musical. In 1960, Hammerstein died from stomach cancer. The last song he ever wrote was "Edelweiss."
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8. "Wipe Out" was a hit from this type of rock music:

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  1. Looney tunes
  2. Dubstep
  3. Surf music
  4. Emo
Surf music is a subgenre of rock music founded in Southern California and pioneered by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones. It was most popular from 1962 – 1964 and included hits such as “Wipe Out” by The Surfaris and “Let’s Go Trippin’ by Dick Dale.
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9. Which toy could you bounce super high?

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  1. Furbies
  2. Monopoly
  3. Cork pop guns
  4. Superballs
A superball is a bouncing ball toy that was invented in 1964. It's more elastic than the standard rubber ball and, as a result, is able to bounce higher and faster.
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10. John Lennon helped popularize what type of glasses?

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  1. Saddle glasses
  2. VR goggles
  3. Granny glasses
  4. Lace gloves
Granny glasses, sometimes called Ben Franklin glasses, were commonly worn by older people, typically grandparents. In the mid-1960s, celebrities like John Lennon and The Byrds began wearing them. It didn’t take long for the spectacles to become trendy!
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11. If you were lucky, you had this in your room:

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  1. A rotary phone
  2. Daisy Dukes
  3. A walkman
  4. Sheets
9-1-1 is the emergency helpline in the United States because it was the quickest number to dial on a rotary phone.
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12. What decoration was originally called an "astro globe"?

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  1. Pogs
  2. Lava lamps
  3. Popples
  4. Wacky Wallwalker
A lava lamp is a decorative lamp that was invented in 1963 by Edward Craven Walker. The lamps consist of boluses of colored wax inside of a glass vessel lit by an incandescent light.
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13. Every kid wanted to sit high on this bike's...

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  1. Hybrid engine
  2. Touch-sensitive handlebars
  3. Banana seat
  4. Space wheels
A banana bike, sometimes called a wheelie bike, is a stylized bicycle that was designed in the 1960s to resemble the popular 1950s chopper motorcycle. It is characterized by its banana-shaped seat, sister bar, and ape hanger controls.
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14. They're actually brine shrimp, but we know these household 'pets' as:

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  1. Sea monkeys
  2. Rubber duckies
  3. Hamsters
  4. Strawberry shortcakes
Sea monkeys are novelty pets that were developed by the American inventor Harold von Braunhut. The pets are typically brine shrimp sold as eggs. Water and other chemicals are added, creating a habitat for them to thrive.
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15. Which jiggly dessert was a dinner party staple?

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  1. Pistachio ice cream
  2. Fudge brownies
  3. Jell-O
  4. Rock candy
Jell-O is a gelatin dessert that first popped up in 1881. In the 1960s, several new flavors were introduced, and consumers began to get creative with it. It was added to everything from fish to salad to different cuts of meat.
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16. What hippie symbol was originally designed to protest nuclear weapons?

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  1. Jersey Shore
  2. Peace symbol
  3. No smoking sign
  4. Zodiac
Peace symbols or signs first popped up in the late 1950s after being designed for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. If you look closely, the N and the D can actually be found in the symbol.
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17. This trend was started by a French designer:

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  1. Go-go boots
  2. Hackey-sack
  3. Boy bands
  4. Acupuncture
Go-go boots come from the French word "la gogue" for “joy” and are meant to be white, low heeled, and mid-calf in height. They were introduced by French designer André Courréges.
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18. What's this design made from folding, twisting, and binding fabric?

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  1. Tie-dye
  2. Floral
  3. Sagging pants
  4. Polka dot
Tie-dye is a popular pattern that was invented in the mid-1960s in the United States. Often associated with hippies, the look is achieved by folding, twisting, or crumpling fabric, binding it, then applying dyes.
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19. This legendary British band started a frenzy called:

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  1. Atkins Diet
  2. Hipsters
  3. Beatlemania
  4. K-pop
Beatlemania is the term used to describe the fan frenzy surrounding the British band the Beatles in the 1960s. In 1964, their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show was viewed by approximately 73 million, which set a record for the most viewed televised event.
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20. What is Celeste wearing around her neck?

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  1. Headphones
  2. Grandma pearls
  3. Knitted scarf
  4. Love beads
Love beads are an accessory typically associated with hippies throughout the 1960s and 1970s. They consisted of one of more handmade beads worn around the neck.
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21. Before the internet, kids looked at fun pictures on this toy:

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  1. Their imagination
  2. Telegrams
  3. View-Master
  4. The radio
The View-Master is a toy that consists of a special format stereoscope and reels of cardboard disks of photographs on film. When it was introduced in 1939, it was intended as a scenic postcard alternative. In the 1960s, sales skyrocketed when child-friendly subjects and television series were featured on reels.
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22. What tiny "farm" amazed curious children?

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  1. Animal Farm
  2. Elephant safari
  3. Old MacDonald's
  4. Ant farm
An ant farm, also called a formicarium, is an enclosed area that was designed to study ant colonies and their behavior. They were invented by French entomologist Charles Janet and became extremely popular when Uncle Milton’s Toys sold them in the 1960s.
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23. This dance craze was once quite risqué:

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  1. Tickle Me Elmo
  2. The Twist
  3. Break Dancing
  4. The Harlem Shake
The twist is a dance that became a worldwide craze from 1959 to the early 1960s. The dance was inspired by rock music, and despite not having any contact with the other partner, it drew criticism for being “provocative.”
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24. Happy, sad, angry? This fashionable jewelry knew how you felt:

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  1. Butterfly clip
  2. Charm bracelet
  3. Lovers' locket
  4. Mood ring
Mood rings can change colors according to your body heat and the ambient temperature. It was invented in the 60s but didn't achieve peak popularity until the 70s.
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25. Which of these toys got its own movie in 2016?

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  1. Zombies
  2. Troll dolls
  3. Marbles
  4. Yo-yos
Troll dolls, sometimes called Dam dolls, are plastic dolls that were created in 1959, becoming a fad throughout the 1960s. The toys became so popular that they inspired their own television series.
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26. These lights revealed secret messages on the posters in your room:

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  1. Black lights
  2. Scented candles
  3. Telescopes
  4. Headlights
Black lights emit UV-A ultraviolet light and little to no visible light. In the 60s, they were used to reveal secret symbols and slogans, in addition to being used in clubs and theatre productions.
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27. Girls often weren't allowed out of the house wearing this:

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  1. A fanny pack
  2. Shoes
  3. All black
  4. A miniskirt
A miniskirt is a type of skirt that is no longer than 4 inches below the buttocks, making it mid-thigh or shorter in length. Its popularity peaked in the 1960s when a significant number of young women wore them.
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28. What drawing device hit stores in 1960?

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  1. Holograms
  2. iPad
  3. Pen & paper
  4. Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch is a mechanical drawing toy composed of a gray screen in a red frame, aluminum powder, and two knobs. The toy was introduced in 1960 and sold over half a million units in that year alone.
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29. First Lady Jackie Kennedy helped revive this hairstyle in the 60s:

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  1. Gangnam style
  2. Plait braids
  3. Shaved head
  4. Bouffant hairstyle
A bouffant is a hairstyle characterized by hair raised high above the head and falling down on the sides, usually covering the sides. Although the style dates back to 18th century Western Europe, First Lady Jackie Kennedy brought the style back to the forefront in the 1960s.
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30. What 1960s symbol is now a beloved emoji?

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  1. Fire
  2. Eggplant
  3. Smiley face
  4. UGG boots
A smiley face, or happy face, is a stylized representation of a smiling humanoid face. It was designed by Harvey Ball in 1963, and it quickly became part of popular culture around the world.
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31. This popular program made you want to dance:

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  1. Reading Rainbow
  2. American Bandstand
  3. Desperate Housewives
  4. TMZ
American Bandstand was a music and dance television program that aired in several versions from 1952 to 1989. It wasn’t until 1957, when it was hosted by Dick Clark, that the show began to rise in popularity. The teens who began dancing on the show in the 1960s quickly became household names.
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32. Kids' imaginations took flight on:

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  1. Balso wood gliders
  2. Duck Dynasty
  3. Neopets
  4. Pokemon Go
After Charles Lindbergh’s famous transatlantic flight in the 1920s, America became obsessed with all things aeronautical. The first line of balsa wood model airplane gliders was released by Gillow Inc. While introduced in 1953, they remained quite popular in the 60s.
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33. Users of this invention risked electrocution:

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  1. Excelsior hair dryer
  2. Dance mobs
  3. Fidget spinners
  4. Low rise jeans
The first hair dryer was invented in 1890 by French stylist Alexander Godefroy, and it has evolved significantly since. Bonnet dryers were introduced in the 1950s, and by the 1960s, many people had one of these devices in their homes. Unfortunately, the higher wattage resulted in several deaths.
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34. Kids loved to watch Saturday morning cartoons on the:

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  1. Laptop
  2. Radio
  3. Color television
  4. Coloring book
Although the first national TV color broadcast was the 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade, most programs remained black-and-white until 1965.
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35. How could you contact the spirits in the 60s?

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  1. Walkie Talkies
  2. Via wireless camera phones
  3. With paintballs
  4. With ouija boards
The Ouija board, also known as a spirit board, is a flat board that is believed to be used to communicate with the spirits. It is marked with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9, the words “yes” and “no,” and occasionally “hello” and “goodbye.”
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36. Elite soldier, spy, and real American hero...

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  1. Dora the Explorer
  2. G.I. Joe
  3. Smurfs
  4. Gumby
G.I Joe is a line of action figures that represented the four branches of the U.S. armed forces. The doll was introduced in 1964, and in 2004, it was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.
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37. Practically every kid put one of these on their t-shirt:

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  1. Pogs
  2. Beanie babies
  3. Tamagotchi
  4. Slogan buttons
Slogan buttons first popped up in 1896 during the presidential race between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan. It wasn’t until the 1960s that they attained true fad status. Then, buttons were used to 'take stances,' and appeared on t-shirts and hippie vests.
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38. This "toy" could actually bake cookies and cakes:

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  1. Pez
  2. Beanie babies
  3. Barbie's Dreamhouse
  4. Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven is a functional toy oven that was introduced in 1963 by Kenner Products and is still manufactured today. Kids could use its incandescent light bulbs to "bake" food.
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39. Usually worn by people with kinky or curly hair, this hairstyle is:

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  1. Afro
  2. Hats
  3. Cronuts
  4. Pigtails
An Afro, usually abbreviated as 'fro, is a natural hairstyle worn by people with kinky or curly hair texture. The hairstyle is achieved by combing the hair away from the head, thereby allowing it to balloon out.
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40. Where do Blue Bomber and Red Rocker face off in the ring?

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  1. Scratch N Sniff stickers
  2. Crimped hair
  3. Rock ‘em Sock ‘em robots
  4. Kappa jackets
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots features two boxing robots (Blue Bomber and Red Rocker) that are mechanically manipulated by the players until one of their heads is knocked off.
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41. You could listen to even more of your favorite music on a:

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  1. Segway
  2. Music box
  3. 8-track tape
  4. Smartphone
The 8-track tape is a magnetic tape (sound) recording which became popular from the mid-1960s up until the early 1980s, before being replaced by the compact cassette. The 8-track tape had a standard length of 80 minutes, doubling the playtime.
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42. Tab took the 60s by storm. But what is it?

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  1. Diet soda
  2. Strappy sandals
  3. Dance move
  4. Push pop
Tab was a diet cola soft drink from the Coca-Cola Company that reigned supreme until the introduction of Diet Coke in 1982.
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43. What trend was made famous by the teenage model Twiggy?

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  1. False bottom lashes
  2. Lumberjacks
  3. Roller skates
  4. Lower back tattoos
One of the biggest beauty trends to come out of the 1960s was bottom lashes. The look, which was made famous by model Twiggy, was achieved by either adding false lashes to the bottom eyelid or by using mascara to create an illusion.
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44. Jackie Kennedy wore this 1930s fashion item at her husband's inauguration in 1961:

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  1. Mood ring
  2. Candy bracelet
  3. Dummy necklace
  4. Pillbox hat
A pillbox hat is a small hat that was named after small cylindrical cases that pills are sold in. It has a flat crown, upright sides, and no brim. The hat was invented in the 1930s but was made famous by former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy.
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45. Kids took to the streets on these four wheels:

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  1. Wheelbarrows
  2. Skateboards
  3. Airplanes
  4. Pogo sticks
The very first skateboard hit the road in 1950. What was it used for? "Sidewalk surfing!"
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46. This summer product changed its logo from Indian chief to little girl:

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  1. Coppertone tanner
  2. Slinky
  3. Transformers
  4. Onesies
Coppertone tanner offers protection from the sun while allowing users to get tanned. After the logo was changed from an Indian chief to a little girl and pup in 1959, the company created the tagline: “Tan, don’t burn.”
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47. What's the name of this device that kept you warm & toasty all night?

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  1. Leg warmers
  2. Waterbed
  3. Portable shower
  4. Electric blanket
An electric blanket is a type of blanket that integrates electrical heating wires to keep individuals or surfaces warm. Prior to 2001, many blankets did not have a shut-off mechanism, and many users ran the risk of overheating. There was also a concern that they could increase the chances of developing cancer.
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48. Peanut butter + marshmallow fluff =

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  1. BLT
  2. Cheeseburger
  3. Fluffernutter sandwich
  4. Grilled cheese
A fluffernutter sandwich is a sandwich made using two slices of bread filled with a layer of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. The term was created in the 1960s for an advertising campaign and has stuck ever since.
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49. Popular in the early 60s, this sparkly Christmas tree was made of:

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  1. Feathers
  2. Polyester
  3. Aluminum
  4. Lead
Aluminum Christmas trees featured foil needles illuminated from below by means of a rotating color wheel. They were extremely popular until the mid-1960s, when the television special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" questioned its suitability as an alternative to traditional fir trees.
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50. What timeless toy helped kids draw fun geometrical shapes?

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  1. White-Out
  2. Spirograph
  3. iPad
  4. Quill & ink
The spirograph is a geometric drawing device developed by British engineer Denys Fisher. It became a toy in 1965 and has delighted kids ever since. The 2013 relaunch even followed the original product specifications!
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51. Thanks to Lite-Brite, kids could create works of art that...

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  1. Glowed in the dark
  2. Tasted good
  3. Sold for a fortune
  4. Walked and talked
Named #55 on Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Greatest Toys list, the Lite-Brite has been so popular that you can now play with it in travel size, as a 3D cube, and even as an app.
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52. What toaster pastry first graced supermarket shelves in 1964?

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  1. Hot Pockets
  2. Pop-Tarts
  3. Cheez-Its
  4. Oatmeal Squares
Pop-Tarts is Kellogg's most popular brand to date. It comes in dozens of different flavors like Root Beer, Watermelon, Hot Fudge Sundae, Pumpkin Pie, and PB&J Strawberry.
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53. Born in 1961, this doll is actually 2 years younger than his girlfriend:

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  1. Iron Man
  2. Ken
  3. Captain America
  4. The Hulk
The Ken doll was invented in 1961 as a male counterpart to Barbie. Also known as Ken Carson, he comes from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin and stands half an inch taller than his lady friend.
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54. In this game, kids tried to make the longest chain of what?

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  1. Monkeys
  2. Restaurants
  3. Fools
  4. Gold
The Barrel of Monkeys game originally came in a cardboard cylinder. Its iconic plastic barrel didn't appear until 1968.
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55. L.C. Leprechaun was the successful spokesman of which breakfast cereal?

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  1. Rice Krispies
  2. Lucky Charms
  3. Froot Loops
  4. Cap'n Crunch
L.C. Leprechaun, now known as Lucky the Leprechaun, was born the same year as Lucky Charms: 1963. Originally, the cereal only contained surplus Cheerios with chopped-up Kraft Circus Peanuts.
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56. What Cold War trend is now a popular video game?

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  1. Punks
  2. CK One perfume
  3. Fallout shelter
  4. Doll houses
A fallout shelter is an enclosed area specifically designed to protect people from radioactive debris or fallout from nuclear explosions. The trend started to emerge during the height of the Cold War (1962 – 1979).
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57. What building block comes from the Danish expression "leg godt"?

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  1. LEGO
  2. Lincoln Logs
  3. Fiddle Sticks
  4. Tinker Toys
In English, "leg godt" means "play well". The Danish phrase served as the inspiration behind the extremely successful building blocks from Denmark that we now know as LEGO.
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58. This popular board game took you from school to retirement:

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  1. Operation
  2. Clue
  3. Chess
  4. The Game of Life
Life isn't fair! With its colorful backdrop and unexpected twists (another set of twins!), The Game of Life amused countless children with its pay days, bills, and high-stake decisions.
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59. This clever modeling clay was originally wallpaper cleaner:

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  1. Flubber
  2. Play-Doh
  3. Dippin' Donuts
  4. Goop
In 1955, Play-Doh was accidentally invented while trying to make wallpaper cleaner. It was marketed as a toy only one year later. Since then, more than 700 million pounds have been sold, although the recipe has remained a closely guarded secret.
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60. What British fashion doll went head-to-head with Barbie?

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  1. American Doll
  2. Sindy
  3. G.I. Joe
  4. Care Bears
Sindy is a British fashion doll that was created as a rival to Barbie in 1963. The doll had a more wholesome look than its competitor and soon became the best-selling toy in the United Kingdom for the latter part of the decade.
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