Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda Shorts

It's the classic summer fashion, one that manages to make you look and feel cool at the same time. Bermuda Shorts were born from necessity rather than style, but the look spread across the globe as soon as 50s tourists got a gander of the colorful cutoffs and they are still being worn to this day. Continue reading...

Charleston Chew

Charleston Chew

If they could name a candy bar after a baseball legend, why not a dance craze? That's precisely what happened in the early 20s, when The Charleston began sweeping the country. Today, few still perform these historic dance moves, but many still delight in taking a bite out of a Charleston Chew. Continue reading...

Carvel

Carvel

If you are one of those people that prefers your ice cream on the softer side, you can give a tip of the hat to a man named Tom Carvel. He began selling his soft-serve concoction to New Yorkers in the 1930s and today, there are over 500 Carvel Ice Cream stores across the country, each a welcome sight on a sweltering summer day - which is where the whole story begins. Continue reading...

Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper

Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to plan a home-cooked meal without a little assistance. And what better assistant to help you in your meal-planning than a friendly white-gloved appendage, eager to guide you towards the boxed food aisle of your local supermarket for a comfort food called Hamburger Helper. Continue reading...

Cinnamon Toothpicks

Cinnamon Toothpicks

It is the rare product that can both look stylish and promote good dental hygiene. Such is the case with cinnamon toothpicks. For over sixty years, these flavorful little sticks not only helped you rid those pesky scraps of food from your teeth, they also made you look pretty cool. Continue reading...

Airball

Airball

As the arcade industry began to blossom in the early 70s, game manufacturers scrambled to develop any machine that would stand out in a sea of competition and suck in those coveted quarters. And when it came to unique ideas, there was nothing remotely close to Airball. Continue reading...

Hello Larry

Hello Larry

Being a beloved character on a hit television series is the dream of many an actor, and McLean Stevenson certainly had that as Col. Henry Blake on the iconic television show M*A*S*H. But he wanted to be the star and Alan Alda already had that role filled, so he opted out of his contract to headline his own sitcom on NBC. It was goodbye Henry Blake and Hello Larry. Continue reading...

Pet Rock

Pet Rocks

Maybe it didn't come when you called it, but when it came to standard tricks such as sitting, staying still and especially playing dead, there was no pet that was easier to train. Such was the premise of one of the zaniest gag gifts to ever come from the 70s, Pet Rocks. Continue reading...