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Kid of the 80s

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia: (noun) A morbid fear of Friday the 13th.

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, US companies will lose $800 million to $900 million in business owing to paraskevidekatriaphobes who refuse to travel or go to work on Friday the 13th.

Kid of the 80s

please-rewind

As a kid of the 80s, you may remember the friendly reminders to rewind your VHS rentals. Were you every charged for not rewinding?

Kid of the 80s

dodge-caravan

Vans have been utilized for personal use since the 1930s, but it wasn’t until the 1984 that we had the “minivan”.

The introduction of the Chrysler minivans revolutionized the family-car market in the U.S. They soon displaced station wagons and became the car of choice for traveling “baby-boomers”.

Worldwide, minivans are also marketed as multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), people-carriers, people-movers, or multi-utility vehicles (MUVs).

Kid of the 80s

snuggle-fabric-softener

Snuggle fabric softener adopted a mascot in 1983. The Snuggle Bear creeped us out a bit at first, but we eventually warmed up to him.

The Snuggle Bear was created by Kermit Love. The voice was originally provided by Corinne Orr. In a 2006 radio interview, Micky Dolenz (drummer and lead singer of The Monkees) stated that he was the voice of Snuggle at that time. As of late 2009, the bear is voiced by Elena M. Schloss, a New York animation and commercial voice over actor.

Kid of the 80s

long-distance-battle

We were flooded with offers to switch long distance companies after the breakup of the Bell System.

The split came after the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T. At the time AT&T was the sole provider of telephone service throughout most of the United States. This led to the breakup of the biggest corporation in American history.

On January 1, 1984, the Bell System was split into seven “Baby Bells”. Offers poured in by mail, television and telephone from Sprint, MCI and others.