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20 Best Things About Growing Up In The 90s

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During our growing up days we always thought that we would never be like our previous generations but end up copying them in our subconscious mind. What about the grandpa tales that kick off with the ubiquitous “back in my day”? Maybe you have never figured out that would be you but guess what? You are growing old (beg pardon, you’re “maturing”). Kids these days live in a different world. They don’t battle over Pogs or get up on Saturday morning to watch Thundercats. Hey, have you done so? Check out these 20 causes and then you would be able to know that you grew up in the 90s.

Here Are The 20 Best Things About Growing Up In The 90s

1. You basically learned to read because of Goosebumps

You basically learned to read because of Goosebumps growing up in the 90s

It may seem unbelievable but children read books before Harry Potter.

2. You can sing and/or dance to “Ice, Ice, Baby” and “Macarena”

You can sing and/or dance to “Ice, Ice, Baby” and “Macarena”

If you missed any of those then I must say you have missed something and you missed a great decade.

3. You forgot to feed your Tamagotchi

You forgot to feed your Tamagotchi 20 Best Things About Growing Up In The 90s

Have you experienced the emotional hardship of losing a false pet after forgetting to feed it false food? Then I can say that you grew up in the 90s.

4. You fought people for Pogs and Beanie Babies

You fought people for Pogs and Beanie Babies growing up in the 90s

In the 90s the girls were occupied in gathering overpriced stuffed animals and the boys were engaged in storing thousands of cardboard disks. Can you remember?

5. You had a pager

You had a pager Best Things About Growing Up In The 90s

It can be astonishing that some people still use the pager. Some of them still go to the post office too. Obliteration just takes some time.

6. You had to have a Trapper Keeper

You had to have a Trapper Keeper

Remember big inessential pockets, lousy colors, bizarre cartoons…. obviously the 90s.

7. You know how to place a collect call

You know how to place a collect call growing up in the 90s

Maybe you haven’t seen it but once upon a time phones were fixed with wires and the wires were fixed to the wall in big boxes that needed coins to run. You may see some of them strewn about the streets of big cities. If you didn’t get it yet then you aren’t a 90’s kid.

8. You know what it means to get slimed

You know what it means to get slimed

Though Nickelodeon was permanently linked with green slime, the 90’s made them almost synonymous.

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9. You know what these are

You know what these are Best Things About Growing Up In The 90s

Have you ever seen the save icon in almost every software program? Then definitely you grew in the ’90s.

10. You owned scrunchies

You owned scrunchies

In the ’90s the girls used this….. not one, but dozens.

11. You spent a significant amount of time locating Carmen Sandiego

You spent a significant amount of time locating Carmen Sandiego

you must have known the thrill of locating Carmen Sandiego, a globe-trotting red-coated villain who haunt your dreams at night. Then you are a kid of 90s.

12. You spent hours rewinding one of these

You spent hours rewinding one of these Best Things About Growing Up In The 90s

Have you tried a #2 pencil to rewind the tape to find a particular part of a song? No doubt, you’re a 90’s kid.

13. You thought dial up was super fast

You thought dial up was super fast

If you’re a 90’s kid then you must have the experience of downloading 1 movie in 2 days. It was a matter of despair that you found out that you got it without subtitle.

14. You’ve got the 90s look

You’ve got the 90s look growing up in the 90s

Still, now you wear dresses like the above picture. You’re awesome and surely you’re a 90’s kid.

15. You understand the Dewey Decimal System

You understand the Dewey Decimal System

If you can’t differentiate a library from a computer lab then obviously you aren’t a kid of 90.

16. You watched movies on one of these

You watched movies on one of these growing up in the 90s

With below an average image quality, without any menu and extra features, the VHS was ordinary….. and obviously from the 90.

17. You wonder what happened to all the good cartoons

You wonder what happened to all the good cartoons

If you are a 90’s kid then you must have watched Looney Tunes, Speedy Gonzales, Thundercats, and many more. How wonderful those days were!

18. You wore slap bracelets

You wore slap bracelets growing up in the 90s

Each 90’s child knows the real meaning of impossible – not continuously smacking your bracelet onto your wrist.

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19. You’ve seen a standalone fax machine

You’ve seen a standalone fax machine growing up in the 90s

Now only corporates and third wold bureaucracies use this fax machines but in ’90s this was pretty normal.

20. TGIF = TV

TGIF = TV

Keep in mind.

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I worked in Los Angeles and New York in movie sets, studios, production offices and more. I also studied film and narrative at Princeton University with minors in Visual Arts and Creative Writing. Taking advantage of all this experience, I have talked about the film industry in The Huffington Post, in Tedx Talk, conferences and on my YouTube channel. But above all I can not stop watching superhero movies and annoy my friends and family with my comments of analysis and discussion.

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