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Parents who grew up in the '70s and '80s recall experiences that will blow the minds of today's kids

In an era prior to the digital revolution, people lived a life that most kids of today can't even fathom.

Parents who grew up in the '70s and '80s recall experiences that will blow the minds of today's kids
May 1972: Three secondary schoolboys smoking an illicit cigarette in Hyde Park, London. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Who among us hasn't heard people who grew up in the '70s and '80s talk about the good 'ol days. We have seen a lot of changes, some for the better and some for the worse. There's no question the digital revolution has completely changed the way people lead their lives. Now, you can't imagine stepping out of your home without your phone or not having all the information you need at your fingertips. However, a few decades ago, if you were out in public and needed to make a call, you had to use a pay phone. While pay phones haven't gone completely extinct, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission recorded that only 100,000 pay phones remain in the U.S., a massive drop from 2 million in 1999. Dan Wuori took to Twitter to share a memory that would seem implausible for today's kids. "My high school had a smoking area. For the kids," he said. He then urged others to share memories that would blow children’s minds. Many shared their memories from the '70s and '80s that the kids of today wouldn't understand, and it's just brilliant. 



May 1970: A group of schoolboys from Holland Park School, London, lighting up some illicit cigarettes. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)


Here are some of the best tweets we came across:

1.  Smoking room in high school



2. Parks that would be considered "dangerous" now



3.  Car seat for kids




4. Kids piled high in the back of station wagons



5. Fries for lunch




6. Pay phones





30th September 1968: Customers using the new telephones in the modernised ticket hall at Oxford Circus underground station, London, which has been rebuilt in preparartion for the new Victoria Line, which will pass through the station. (Photo by Tim Graham/Fox Photos/Getty Images)



7. Buying soda in school




8. Graphic driver's ed film 




9. Teachers smoked in class



10. Shotgun in the truck





11.  Penpals



12. Ashtrays for Mother's Day



13. Calling a radio to request a song



14. Encyclopedias



British journalist, and Assistant Editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, William Clarke at his desk, 1947. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


15. Smoking on a plane 




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