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5 Things Your Future Grandkids Won’t Believe Were Real

There are some things from the recent past that are so ridiculous that we almost don't believe they really existed. In 25 years, though, they'll seem even more unbelievable. Here's our list of 5 things we'd like to put in a time capsule, so we have proof that they were, in fact, real.


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The Laser Disc

 
 

The size of a vinyl LP, and only capable of holding one hour of a movie on each side, these things were gigantic, inconvenient, and easily ruined with the tiniest scratch.

 
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Beepers

 
 

"Wait, so it was like a cell phone, but you couldn't actually talk to anyone?" Beepers were essentially useless, unless you were a doctor, but they were also like, $1.99/month, which was pretty great.

 
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Cardboard Car Sun Visors

 
 

What happened to these? Are car windows made with UV protection now? Seems like only yesterday that the mall parking lot was a sea of Garfield, Alf and Ninja Turtles. Remember how ratty and faded they always were?

 
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Pacifier Necklaces

 
 

With roots in raver culture, the pacifier necklace trend spread like wildfire in the 90's, and elementary school students wore their entire collections around their necks, like warrior medals. What the hell was that about?

 
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Tiger Handheld Games

 
 

Never, ever fun to play, but we bought them anyway? Once the batteries died, they usually went to the bottom of a drawer for the rest of eternity. Seriously, check the bottom of your mom's junk drawer next time you're home and you'll find the Batman one.

 
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Last year just a handful of people signed up for health insurance on the first day of the national open enrollment period, and this year as signups began on Saturday, the federal government says 100,000 people signed up.

The open enrollment period this year is a lot shorter, so don't be caught by surprise.

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Watch Johnny Depp’s Weird, Drunken Speech at the Hollywood Film Awards

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Casts Daniel Bruhl as Its Villain

Even though the upcoming third ‘Captain America’ movie is based on Marvel’s ‘Civil War’ mini-series, where the heroes of the Marvel Universe faced off with one another in a battle over their right to privacy, the ‘Civil War’ film still needs a villain for Chris Evans’ Cap and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man (and new addition Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman) to face off with as well. Although they didn’t reveal the identity of his character, Deadline reports that Daniel Bruhl will play the guy to pester the feuding Avengers.

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Police Look For Clues After Texas College Student Is Murdered

Blinn College is a small school in Brenham, about an hour and a half outside of Houston.

After a male student was murdered there last month, police are asking for tips as they try to figure out who killed him.

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