OMG, I Was Blown Away By These Crazy-But-True 80s Facts!

Ahhh, the 1980’s was the best era! There are many interesting facts from this decade of time. Did you know  Cinco de Mayo is bigger in the US than it is in Mexico, mostly because beer manufacturers saw it as a marketing opportunity in the 1980’s? Yep! And also in the 1980s, Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month on rubber bands just to hold all their cash! In the 1980s Susan B. Anthony dollars were so unpopular the US Mint had to keep $500 million worth of the coins in storage because there was no demand to circulate them. And cable did not have commercials until around 1980! Crazy facts like these can be found with just a click on the “next button.”

180’s Computers

80’s computers typically had 64 KB (yes, that’s kilobytes) of memory! In the 80s (a decade before the WWW started to come on its own) 25 million people in France went on-line to bank, check the weather, chat, make reservations, socialize, check stock prices, and also for porn, not on a computer. They used a free Minitel terminal.