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S: 80s & 90s by: Brooke Blankenship

FC: 80s | & | 90s | By: Brooke Blankenship

1: 80s

2: 1. It was an American television comedy starring Bill Cosby 2. The show aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. 3. It focuses on the Huxtable family, an affluent African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. 4. In the June 20th, 2004 edition of the TV guide list of the “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time,” Cliff Huxtable was ranked # 1 | The Cosby Show

3: Parachute Pants | 1. Just like actual parachutes, they are made of nylon, allowing them to be lightweight and durable. 2. They became popular in the 1980s as a part of break dancing culture, which required clothing to withstand extreme movements 3. At their advent, parachute pants were tight all over. Later on, they acquired a looser fit retaining tightness only at the ankles. 4. Also known as Harem pants, They first appeared in Western culture in 1911 through French fashion designer Paul Poiret

4: 1993

5: World Trade Center Bombed | 1. On February 26th, 1993 Suspected terrorists drove a car bomb into the basement of the World Trade center in New York. 2. 8 years after this event, September 11 takes place. | 3. Four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing. 4. Their charges included conspiracy explosive destruction of property and interstate transportation of explosives

6: Beanie Babies | 1. In 1983 Ty Warner started a toy company making small stuffed animals . 2. In 1993 Warner named the small toys stuffed with plastic beans the Beanie Babies | 3. No one store carried the entire collection. 4. On December 31st Warner’s company retired the line of beanie babies forever. | Beanie Babies

7: 1. On April 30, 1993 CERN announced that anyone may use WWW technology freely. 2. CERN stands for European Council for Nuclear Research and is located at Geneva, Switzerland 3. The first browser that made the web available to PC and Mac users was Mosaic. It was developed in February 1993 4. Even though worldwide is a valid English word, WWW is spelled World Wide Web not Worldwide Web. | World Wide Web

8: What is Love? (Song) | 1. 1993 dance track by the singer Haddaway 2. The song is currently the 62nd best-selling single of all time in Germany 3. This song gained popularity when it was used in a recurring Saturday Night Live sketch about 2 brothers who like to go clubbing. The skit was made into a movie, A Night at the Roxbury. 4. This was Haddaway’s only big hit in the US, but he had several more in Europe.

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