Throwback Thursday

8 Awesome Toys From the 1980s and 1990s

Do you remember Rubik’s Cube, Care Bears and other great toys from the 1980s? Here’s a quick trip down memory lane. Rubik’s Cube The actual story of this most famous toys actually began in 1974 when it was created by a Hungarian professor of architecture, Erno Rubik. At the time, Hungary was behind the Communist Iron Curtain so getting it to a wide audience was tough. That was thanks to mathematicians taking it to international conferences and an expat Hungarian entrepreneur took it…

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RIP Betamax – Sony will finally kill off Betamax video cassettes in 2016

You might have thought the Betamax video format died a long time ago, but it turns out that Sony has continued to sell the cassettes – that is until next year. The Japanese electronics company has announced that it will stop shipping Betamax video cassettes in March 2016. The format was originally developed in 1975, but ultimately lost out to VHS video cassettes in the 1980s. At its peak, around 50 million Betamax cassettes were sold in 1984 while Betamax video recording equipment sold…

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Remember, Remember? Classic Public Information Films For Bonfire Night

Watch these classic public information films from the 1970s, which continued to be shown for many years after and are remembered by generations of kids. Firework Safety: Bandage Fireworks Safety : Recipe Firework Safety: Bangers Firework Safety: Sparklers UK firework safety code Children should watch fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should light fireworks and deal with firework displays. Make sure you dispose of used fireworks safely. Follow these safety guidelines at your…

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