Random 80s Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know

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Flashdance

That iconic ripped sweatshirt actually came from Jennifer Beals herself. She shrunk her favorite sweatshirt in the wash and cut the collar off to make it fit… Then, she wore it to her audition.

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Waterbeds

The 80s was a fabulous time for the waterbed industry. In fact, 20% of all mattress sales in 1987 were waterbeds. They quickly fell into the unpopular region due to how impractical they can be.

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The More You Know

  • Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham as part of a bet.
  • More people visit France than any other country.
  • A solar powered, self-filling water bottle has been invented for bike riders that condenses atmospheric moisture to automatically fill the bottle.
  • “Digging a hole to China” is theoretically possible if you start in Argentina.
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