Wild Things That Baby Boomers Grew Up Doing

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Latchkey Kids

The phrase latchkey kid comes from the boomer generation. For kids with working parents, they were tasked with getting home and staying safe even when their parents weren't there. They'd come inside and lock the door with a latchkey. Sometimes, a sibling would keep them company, but not always...

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Never Childproofed

Childproofing a home is common practice today, but once upon a time, this was not the case at all. Babies would roam freely at the same height as electric outlets, cabinets, drawers, and hidden cleaning products. It was a parent's job to keep an eye out...constantly. Yikes!

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The More You Know

  • Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham as part of a bet.
  • The Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds.
  • One in four Americans thinks that the Sun revolves around the Earth.
  • “Digging a hole to China” is theoretically possible if you start in Argentina.
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