Trivia Time: 10 Random 80’s Facts

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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

80s computer

The super-fast guitar solo in Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ was played by Eddie Van Halen

Michael Jackson Van Halen


Our Revenge of the Nerds High on Stress shirt Will let you fit right in to an '80s music video.

’80s saw the rise of PMRC, a Tipper Gore-led group responsible for those parental advisory stickers on music albums

Parental Advisory Explicit Content

MTV kicked off in 1981, the first video ever played was ‘Video Killed the Radio Star.’ Quite appropriate, don’t you think?

MTV Original Logo

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets were introduced in 1981

Chicken McNuggets 80s

Early ’80s cell phones weighted as much as 20 pounds and were truly huge

80s cellphone

In Caddyshack there was a cellphone built into a golf bag, now imagine how you'd look in a Bushwood CC hat

Eight ‘Friday the 13th’ movies saw their release during the ’80s. Talk about scariness galore

Friday 13th 80s Movies

Flock of Seagulls lead singer Mike Score was a hairdresser before joining the music world

Flock Of Seagulls 80s

Red Bull was originally introduced in 1987

Red Bull 80s

Coca-Cola changed it’s iconic formula once during the ’80s, causing a consumer uproar that led to the return of classic formula

Coca Cola 80s Classic

The '80s also gave us Big Trouble in Little China t shirts.  Weren't the '80s great?

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