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    Some funny facts

    CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO WAS BORN IN THE
    1930's 1940's, 50's, 60's and early 70’s!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.


    Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.


    Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.

    Even though all the shops closed at 6..00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!


    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this...

    We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.
    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......
    WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!


    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.


    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY , no video/dvd films,
    no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
    Lawsuits from these accidents.

    We ate worms out of the dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...!


    We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays.


    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

    RUGBYand CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that ... Getting into the team was based on MERIT !!!

    Our teachers used to hit us and there were bully's in
    the playground at school.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.

    They actually sided with the law!

    Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla'
    Honda Civic Type R

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    funny as f**k lol (yes i know i was born in the 90's)
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    so so true and i was born late 70s

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    shame it cant still be like that but the streets are scary places no with kiddy fiddlers murderers theives and wot not lol

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    I'm an 80's girl and this is too true to me!! Apart from the worms... honestly haha
    It's not too close till it's touching...

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    80's FTW! Best decade ever to grow up! but then I guess I woudl say that . . . lol
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    I was born mid-80's and some of that applies to me aswell. I mean, the first computer we had was an old Amstrad in 1992!!!
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    Born in the 80's but that still applies to me. Tis a funny thing. I used to have a paper round at 13 (who didnt then?) used to do all the money collecting on fridays. Nowadays its the parents who go around and collect the money, in case the kids get mugged!

    As to the computors, first computor I had was a Commadore C64 in about 1991/2, if anyone remembers those, bought it with birthday money. Then the first console was a Sega Maga Drive. 16bit FTW, in about 1994/95
    Probably the ONLY Astra Mk3 sitting on Corsa D SXI rims!
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    That's 95% correct for me, and I'm a baby boomer (just)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    I was born mid-80's and some of that applies to me aswell. I mean, the first computer we had was an old Amstrad in 1992!!!
    Was it a CPC 464? Did you have green screen or colour? lol
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