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Fast and Fun Facts

  • The population of the world is 177,830,000.
  • The number of unemployed persons is 3,852,000.
  • The average salary is $4,743 per year.
  • The average Teacher's salary is $5,174 per year.
  • The Minimum Wage is $1.00 per hour.
  • The life expectancy of males is 66.6 years old and females is 73.1 years old.
  • Was a great decade for musicals such as: Camelot, Hello Dolly, Oliver, Man of La Mancha, Hair, and Funny Girl.
  • Chubby Checker introduced the Twist on American Bandstand and a new craze was born with dancing becoming something you didn't need a partner for.
  • The Mashed Potato, The Swim, The Watusi, The Monkey, and the Jerk followed the Twist.
  • Was the decade of the Go-Go girls on stages or in bird cages who danced above the crowd.
  • The first primetime cartoon was Rocky and his Friends.
  • The second primetime cartoon was The Flintstones.
  • Of course, more followed with shows such as Alvin & The Chipmuks, The Jetson's and Mr. Magoo.
  • Family television was the Andy Griffith Show.
  • The sitcom of the decade was The Beverly Hillbillies.
  • The sci-fi and supernatural shows included: Bewitched, The Addams Family, My Favorite Martian, I Dream of Jeannie, Star Trek, the Outer Limits, and the Twilight Zone.
  • Who could forget Rowan and Martin's Laugh In.
  • Cool You bet your bippy you can't!


Fads

  • American Bandstand
  • Lava Lamps
  • Hair Ironing
  • Twister (game)
  • Motown Sound
  • Surfing
  • Bell Bottom Pants
  • Mood Rings
  • White gloves
  • Flower power
  • Platform Shoes
  • Counter culture
  • Nehru jackets
  • Woodstock Festival
  • Afros
  • The Smothers Brothers
  • Men wearing beads
  • GI Joe
  • Baby boomer
  • Klackers, Click Clacks, Klappers, Klik Klaks
  • The women's movement / Women's lib

  • The Beatles
  • Summer of Love
  • Granny Glasses
  • LSD usage
  • Slogan Buttons
  • Coco Chanel
  • Oleg Cassini gowns
  • Hell's Angels
  • Doll-like makeup
  • Bubble Chair
  • Peasant skirts
  • Black Lights
  • Macramé sea monkeys
  • Twist (dance)
  • Space hopper (kangaroo ball)
  • Pop art
  • Hippie beads
  • Miniskirts
  • The Ed Sullivan Show
  • Slot Cars
  • Granny dresses