A Journey Back to the 70s: Polaroid and the Dawn of Point-and-Shoot
Once upon a time, in 1977, instant color photography was the talk of the town. Polaroid’s One Step Land Camera had everyone’s attention. Cheaper than its predecessors, it was dubbed the world’s simplest camera, sparking a revolution in photography. Yes, it was the beginning of point-and-shoot, a notion that today we take for granted.
1973: The Year of Evel Knievel and His Stunt Cycle
In the same year that Evel Knievel made 13 lucky jumps, including an epic leap over 13 vans, Ideal Toys debuted its line of Evel Knievel Stunt Cycles. These toys, capturing the spirit of daredevilry and adventure, became one of the most popular items of the decade. It’s impressive, considering it’s just a bike-riding action figure.
Oldsmobile Cutlass: The Classic of the Decade
The Oldsmobile Cutlass was more than just a car; it was a symbol of the American middle class. A timeless classic that was both handsome and affordable, it became the best-selling car of the decade. A thing of beauty, the convertible, in particular, captured a solid 16% of the entire convertible market.
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon: The Eighth Wonder
Released in 1973, Dark Side of the Moon by the iconic English rock band Pink Floyd quickly ascended to the top of the charts. Its popularity was so immense that it remained in the Billboard Top 200 for a whopping 736 weeks, from 1973 to 1988. The album, selling 45 million copies, is considered one of the greatest of all time.
The Dawn of Home Gaming: Pong
In 1975, the world was introduced to home gaming with Atari’s Pong console. The concept was simple, yet revolutionary – a video game that could connect to a TV set. This ignited the home gaming revolution, capturing the imaginations of millions.
Uno: The Game That Conquered the World
Uno, a game invented by Merle Robbins in Ohio, 1972, was a phenomenon. From his barber shop to global market, it sold more than 15 million copies by the end of the decade. This simple, yet captivating card game became a staple of family game nights across the country.
Do take a stroll down memory lane by watching the video below, full of nostalgia and fond memories. You’ll be surprised by how much you remember, and it’s a reminder of how far we’ve come. Share it with your friends and family, because everyone loves a good dose of nostalgia.