Blast from the Past: 50 Things I Bet You Would Never Forget!

Change is constant, and that’s one fact that’s hard to ignore. After all, changes are as beautiful as a caterpillar turning into a magnificent butterfly. Nonetheless, no matter how far you go, there would always be things that you would never ever forget—things that will always remind you to look back, smile and just be happy about having a fantastic childhood/teenage years. If you’re ready to go back to the past, put on your seatbelt because this will be one hell of a ride. (Reminder: You might want to bring out a box of tissue).

1. Remember when you were playing a game that led you to the most accurate prediction of your future? Yeah, I love that game too!
The first time you predicted your future with 100% accuracy
Remember when you were playing a game that led you to the most accurate prediction of your future? Yeah, I love that game too!
2. You got to admit, seeing this in gym class just made your day perfect!
The joy of walking into gym class and seeing this laid out on the floor
You got to admit, seeing this in gym class just made your day perfect!
3. Okay, this absolutely drove me insane. But I’m not the only one, am I?
Slowly driving yourself insane trying to use one of these relics
Okay, this absolutely drove me insane. But I’m not the only one, am I?
4. And just who would dare forget about The Original Three?!
The utmost importance of The Original Three
And just who would dare forget about The Original Three?!
5. It’s more fun in the West, thanks to this old-school gadget:
The first time you took your family out West
It’s more fun in the West, thanks to this old-school gadget
6. Do you remember the time when you had absolutely nothing to do and you took the pleasure of watching a tape or two of these classics? Oh man, that was epic!
Every time you popped in one of these absolute classics
Do you remember the time when you had absolutely nothing to do and you took the pleasure of watching a tape or two of these classics
And then, you suddenly saw this on screen! How cruel could they get?
Only to see this screen
And then, you suddenly saw this on screen! How cruel could they get?
Okay, I give up the game of who-is-more-cruel! I’ll go buy my own tickets!
And this one too
Okay, I give up the game of who-is-more-cruel! I’ll go buy my own tickets!
7. I might sound a little mushy, but this little gadget right here was my BFF! Oh, it’s such a shame that I ditched you for my new gadget! How could I? Take me back to the 90’s!
Your first MP3 player
I might sound a little mushy, but this little gadget right here was my BFF!
8. Who would forget this? Oh boy, this really made me realize that I could be an amazing painter!
The day you became a master painter
Who would forget this? Oh boy, this really made me realize that I could be an amazing painter!
Alright, let’s admit playing with these and laughing out as loud as a witch, shall we? And oh, let’s not forget that old broomstick too!
And the day you became a witch
Alright, let’s admit playing with these and laughing out as loud as a witch, shall we?
9. Oh boy, my childhood wouldn’t be complete without these chewy fruity stripes. I loved the free tattoos!
The most delicious 10 seconds of your life
Oh boy, my childhood wouldn’t be complete without these chewy fruity stripes. I loved the free tattoos
10. Remember the time when you got up on your feet right away because you wanted to read this little golden book?
The day you realized reading is much better when you’re reading a Little Golden Book
Remember the time when you got up on your feet right away because you wanted to read this little golden book?
11. Small but terrible, this made me feel like I can be a good musician. So much for expectations! *wink*
All the beautiful music made with this
Small but terrible, this made me feel like I can be a good musician. So much for expectations!
12. Painting on a canvass? NAH! I’d rather paint on one of these! And drew something a little bit messier than this. And make sure that it was filled with the brightest colors existed on paint! Try beating that!
Your first work of art
Painting on a canvass?
13. Oh, and do you remember the time when you lost one of these? I get you! It was horrifying!
 The horror of losing one of these
Oh, and do you remember the time when you lost one of these?
And yes, please don’t touch my slinky!
And the abject despair of seeing this happen to your beloved slinky
And yes, please don’t touch my slinky!
And that green ketchup really scared all the sh*t out of me! How can a bottle of ketchup be so horrifying?
And the terror of green ketchup
And that green ketchup really scared all the sh*t out of me! How can a bottle of ketchup be so horrifying?
14. This box was a bomb! It always slipped away from my hands, and yeah, I know you know what I had to do next!
The first time you dropped one of these and it exploded all over the place
This box was a bomb! It always slipped away from my hands, and yeah, I know you know what I had to do next!
15. I don’t know how, but this candy always finds a way to get stuck in between my teeth! I’m sure you can relate to that too!
 Attempting to eat one of these, but mostly just getting it all stuck in your teeth
I don’t know how, but this candy always finds a way to get stuck in between my teeth!
16. Playing late at night would never be complete without this very important lighting tool, don’t you think so?
The toy that got your through the darkest (and greenest) of times
Playing late at night would never be complete without this very important lighting tool, don’t you think so?
17. Oh, curse this game! I never scored more than my aim—which was 4 rings in a loop, by the way!
The hardest game of all time
Oh, curse this game! I never scored more than my aim—which was 4 rings in a loop, by the way!
Yeah, and this game too!
…maybe
Yeah, and this game too!
18. If you tried clicking all of these colorful buttons at a time, you’re not alone!
Trying in vain to click all the colors down at once
If you tried clicking all of these colorful buttons at a time, you’re not alone!
19. Ohh, the thrill, the excitement of knowing what’s inside! This gave me butterflies in my stomach!
The joy of finding out what’s inside
Ohh, the thrill, the excitement of knowing what’s inside! This gave me butterflies in my stomach!
20. And these colorful glasses certainly lured me into doing something nasty!
Seeing these bad boys every time you opened your kitchen cabinet
And these colorful glasses certainly lured me into doing something nasty!
21. Before the famous Hunger Games, I had this to play with first!
 The ORIGINAL hunger game
Before the famous Hunger Games, I had this to play with first!
22. These 6 lines were the ultimate show stoppers back then!
What to do immediately when you see six lines
These 6 lines were the ultimate show stoppers back then!
And I’m sure you pretty well did these:
…this, obviously
And I’m sure you pretty well did these
23. My parents might have needed to force me into drinking milk, but not when these classic glasses are into the picture!
Grabbing a cold one after a long day in one of these cups
My parents might have needed to force me into drinking milk, but not when these classic glasses are into the picture!
24. Just why did they stop manufacturing these? Let’s have pity on the new generation for not being able to munch on these yummy vitamins!
The only reason you were healthy as a child
Just why did they stop manufacturing these?
25. Yeah, you know how true love goes when your childhood sweetheart gives you one of these:
The best way to tell someone you care about them
Yeah, you know how true love goes when your childhood sweetheart gives you one of these
26. Aha, the orange nectar! I can still taste my sweet childhood days!
This sweet, sweet nectar
Aha, the orange nectar! I can still taste my sweet childhood days!
27. And there’s no better way to experience this yummy vanilla ice cream but to lick it. Yeah, it’s cup-licking good like that!
Pulling the top off of these and giving it a good ol’-fashioned lick
And there’s no better way to experience this yummy vanilla ice cream but to lick it.
28. Okay, I’m sure you’d agree that the brown watercolor marker is the last thing you would like to smell!
Knowing which one of these smells the best (hint: not brown)
Okay, I’m sure you’d agree that the brown watercolor marker is the last thing you would like to smell!
29. I didn’t mind having a china cabinet when I was a kid as long as they’re as cool as these:
The finest of fine china
I didn’t mind having a china cabinet when I was a kid as long as they’re as cool as these
30. I’m sure you also had a bet on which raindrop would make it to the finish line first! For the record, I never won! Curse those raindrops!
Rooting for your favorite raindrop to win the “race” on a long car ride
I’m sure you also had a bet on which raindrop would make it to the finish line first!
31. Yummy and oh-so entertaining, the leaning tower of cheese made everyone’s childhood worth the second look!
The exact height of the Leaning Tower of Cheeza
Yummy and oh-so entertaining, the leaning tower of cheese made everyone’s childhood worth the second look!
And who wouldn’t take note of the plots and sequence of their beloved Disney Channel classics?
And the exact plot of your favorite Disney Channel original
And who wouldn’t take note of the plots and sequence of their beloved Disney Channel classics?
32. Oh Bob, before anything else, thanks for accompanying me during my sick-and-can’t-get-to-school days!
Spending sick days at home with Bob
Oh Bob, before anything else, thanks for accompanying me during my sick-and-can’t-get-to-school days!
33. When your mom made you decide which among these goes into the counter, I’m sure you had to go back and forth to make sure you made the best decision!
Walking into the book fair and making the hardest decision of your life
When your mom made you decide which among these goes into the counter, I’m sure you had to go back and forth to make sure you made the best decision!
34. Admit it, you used to play with Elmer’s glue even if it’s not art class. Yes, I understand. Getting your hands all covered with dried glue is just too fun to miss!
Getting down and dirty with Elmer’s
Admit it, you used to play with Elmer’s glue even if it’s not art class.
35. If you hate math, welcome to the club! But you’d agree that when it comes to this, no mathematics problem is too difficult to answer!
The first time you ever cared about math
If you hate math, welcome to the club!
36. What’s your favorite class when you were young? Well, mine is recess, especially since I have these packed on my lunchbox! Who could resist the rich, chocolatey taste?!
The Holy Grail of lunchtime desserts
What’s your favorite class when you were young?
37. Your ankles might have hurt, but I’m sure the pain was all worth it with these pair at hand! After all, there’s no experience better than feeling like you are flying in the sky through these wheeled babies!
Cruising around town on these ankle killers
Your ankles might have hurt, but I’m sure the pain was all worth it with these pair at hand!
Or staying home may be a better option if you have a board game like this:
Or staying inside and cruising around the town on this thing
Or staying home may be a better option if you have a board game like this
38. They might not be the best erasers there are, but their cute, so who cares?
The first time you realized that these are simultaneously the coolest and least functional erasers ever
They might not be the best erasers there are, but their cute, so who cares?
39. Okay, this might not be trendy nowadays, but my childhood wouldn’t be the same without paying a visit to this wonderland!
Walking through the land of possibilities
Okay, this might not be trendy nowadays, but my childhood wouldn’t be the same without paying a visit to this wonderland!
40. Alright now, I won’t hide it anymore. I’m friends with a toaster when I was a little kid. Who could refuse these cute and harmless little buddies anyway? Just watching them made me melt like ice.
The first and only time you felt emotionally attached to a toaster
lright now, I won’t hide it anymore. I’m friends with a toaster when I was a little kid.
41. When your friends brought these grenade water balloons into your house, you knew it was war! I always kept a dozen hiding under my bed in case the ‘enemies’ arrive!
All out water balloon war
When your friends brought these grenade water balloons into your house, you knew it was war!
42. Who cares for a high five! Me!!!!!!!
A nice, sticky high five
Who cares for a high five! Me!!!!!!!
43. My child might have a brand new phone, but I had this when I was a child. I’ll ditch any state-of-the-art gadget for this if I were still a child!
Making very, very important calls on this
My child might have a brand new phone, but I had this when I was a child. I’ll ditch any state-of-the-art gadget for this if I were still a child!
44. The connection back then might be lousy, but hey! That’s what’s fun about being a 90’s kid!
Waiting for what felt like an eternity for this to connect
The connection back then might be lousy, but hey! That’s what’s fun about being a 90’s kid!
45. I know it’s quite impractical to have to wake up earlier than you would like to, but having this as a dream bedroom made me feel as if hitting the sack early is a reward.
Being insanely jealous of this room despite knowing you’d have to wake up at 6 a.m. every single morning
I know it’s quite impractical to have to wake up earlier than you would like to, but having this as a dream bedroom made me feel as if hitting the sack early is a reward.
46. No matter what gender, I’m pretty sure you enjoyed playing this game as a child. Harmless and fun, nothing does it better than this shoot-out game. Plus, I really loved the look on my brother’s face when he got beaten by a 5-year-old kid!
Every single word to this jingle
No matter what gender, I’m pretty sure you enjoyed playing this game as a child.
47. Ever got excited for Halloween? Well, I’m sure I was because I had these as my candy box! And yes, I got more candies than what I could hope for! Thank you, long lost friends!
Making out like a bandit on Halloween with these in tow
Ever got excited for Halloween?
48. No paint job could ever get better than this! Whether you like sweets or not, this candy craze makes the diabetes all worth it.
Painting your tongue full of sugary, sugary deliciousness (and probably future health problems)
No paint job could ever get better than this! Whether you like sweets or not, this candy craze makes the diabetes all worth it.
49. Oh, enough, just the sight of this makes me want to cry! This clip is just so surreal, I can’t help but cry all over again!
The movie that made you want a pet so, so badly (and also cry so, so much)
Oh, enough, just the sight of this makes me want to cry! This clip is just so surreal, I can’t help but cry all over again!
50. I might have despised earth worms, but not until I saw this dirty looking glass of sheer delight—and tooth decay. I loved it down to the last bite, I just needed to get more!
The day you realized that not only is it OK to eat dirt and worms, it’s actually delicious
I might have despised earth worms, but not until I saw this dirty looking glass of sheer delight—and tooth decay.

And that completes our list of remembrance of things past. If there is one thing I’m sure about, it’s that I would never ever exchange my childhood for anything else. All of these might be simple, but they are the ones that could remind us how majestic and mind-blowing our childhood years were. In fact, if I could turn back time, I would never have it any other way!

 

 

 

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