The time has come to delve into the domain of random ’80s trivia facts. Being quite a fascinating time, the flashy decade helped define the modern world in a vast array of ways. Fact is, even today’s kids recognize some of the classic stuff from those cool 80’s movie t-shirts you see on the street. So buckle up, ’cause here we go.
80’s computers typically had 64 KB (yes, that’s kilobytes) of memory
The super-fast guitar solo in Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ was played by Eddie Van Halen
’80s saw the rise of PMRC, a Tipper Gore-led group responsible for those parental advisory stickers on music albums
MTV kicked off in 1981, the first video ever played was ‘Video Killed the Radio Star.’ Quite appropriate, don’t you think?
McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets were introduced in 1981
Early ’80s cell phones weighted as much as 20 pounds and were truly huge
Eight ‘Friday the 13th’ movies saw their release during the ’80s. Talk about scariness galore
Flock of Seagulls lead singer Mike Score was a hairdresser before joining the music world
Red Bull was originally introduced in 1987
Coca-Cola changed it’s iconic formula once during the ’80s, causing a consumer uproar that led to the return of classic formula