While we did all see a mini-revival of lava lamps in the 90s, lava lamps had their big moment in the ’60s, which is when they were invented. Folks were fascinated by the colorful goops glowing in the darkness. Can you blame them?
These things would decorate trendy bars, lounges, and clubs, with, of course, some psychedelic music in the background. Sounds like the ultimate night out for a young babyboomer.
Inventing Smiley Faces
The smiley face is a staple of our world today. Seen every today in logos, emojis, toys, stickers, and more. The smiling yellow face is one of the most recognizable images today. You would think whoever was behind that must have made a six-figure profit. Sadly that wasn't the case!
A man named Harvey Ross Ball was the creator. He worked for an ad agency and was paid $45 for drawing something that would comfort employees. That was in 1963, and ever since, it's been a hit.
Wearing Oh So Mini Miniskirts
The 1960s were a real revolt against the conservative 1950s, so it would make sense why the era felt so colorful and "groovy." With that came some daring new fashion, such as the miniskirt.
Short dresses reached peak popularity in the late 60s, especially with the growing Women's Liberation Movement. It was all about "showing it all." These days though, those skirts seem pretty tame.
Going Gaga About Go-go boots
In 1956 the legendary French designer Andre Courreges introduced the world to go-go boots. From the second they hit the shelves, they were the envy of every woman.
Along with mini skirts and bandanas, Go-go boots or Courrèges as they were also called, were one of the hottest fashion items on the market. Today, of course, they look a little silly.
Raging to The Beatles
The British pop-rock group, "The Beatles," was a huge hit among pretty much everyone, especially kids and teens. Some fans were so crazed about the band they would even pass out while watching them perform.
Beatlemania took hold of millions of people around the world that the band couldn't go anywhere without attracting hysteria. Not even Justin Bieber could reach these heights.