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Birthday Corsages for girls were made by close friends. A girl would wear several of them to school on her birthday. They were made with a big bow, curly ribbons and streamers. The streamers would hold the items that would correspond to the year of the birthday.

 


Slam Books - are traditionally a notebook passed among students, where the reader adds anonymous comments. Slam books often list one person per page, and readers add their anonymous comments under the person's name (often slamming the person listed). Other versions list one question per page, which also receive anonymous comments. The question versions usually focus on the group's social structure and fads, such as: who is most popular, or worst dressed, or whether the reader likes a certain fad, game, movie, etc. Slam books are so-called for reasons including: 1.) slamming the person commented on, or, 2.) the students' habit of slamming the book shut and hiding it to avoid its confiscation. Most popular among teens and young adolescents, slam books are notorious for humiliating their subjects, which is one reason why teachers and administrators confiscate them.

Webmaster Note: They now do it on-line so the whole world can see it. That's progress.



The idea was to cram as many people as possible into a telephone booth. A competition sport, cramming soon spread across college campuses as each one tried to set a new record. The original (25) was never topped.


Who remembers Hula Hoops?
 The name "hula hoop" came from the Hawaiian dance its users seemed to imitate.
Talk about sales! Wham-O sold 25 million hula hoops in two months. Almost 100 million international orders followed. They were manufacturing 20,000 hoops a day at the peak of popularity.


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