For an animated film, this was pretty gory, even by today’s standards. It may have not been exactly Tarantino, but Watership Down traumatized its fair share of viewers. Kids in the late 70s watched in horror as sweet bunnies were brutally killed by all kinds of vicious and cruel elements.
Years later it was adapted into a far more mellow series. Kids today will never really know how terrible General Woundwort truly was.
Students Using Ditto Machines
Remember ditto machines? Or mimeographs? If you're too young to know, these machines were duplicating printing devices that were particularly popular in classrooms for homework assignments.
How could you forget the way they left purple ink blots all over your hands? oh, and that smell!
Preserving Newspaper Comics With Silly Putty
These days, with the non-transferable ink, this method would be impossible, but back then kids were overjoyed when they found that they could replicate their favorite newspaper comics
Simply rolling the putty over the comic section, kids could enjoy their endless collection of Garfield or Doonesbury comic strips.
When mother would simply put a bowl over your head for a good ol' trim. The result was always a beautiful bowl shape of hair that framed the face in an ever so stylish way. Who needs hairdressers?
If it was good enough for Pete Rose and Dorothy Hamill, it was good enough for you and your siblings.
Walt Disney World Becoming a Kid Mecca
The year 1971 was the first time the American public witnessed the magic of Disney World. The Orlando haven practically reached mythological status within its few months of opening. Of course, it maintained that ever since.
Kids who were fortunate enough to experience the wonders of Disneyland reminisce about Space Mountain, while the rest would beg their folks for the journey down south.