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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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Lost Texas Dog Shows Up in Indiana

When a dog gets out of the yard and doesn't come back, you never think perhaps he's safe and sound, 1100 miles away.

One Texas dog made it all the way to Indiana.

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Man With A Gun Causes Scare At East Texas Walmart

A customer saw a man with a gun last Friday night at the Walmart in Sulphur Springs, and it turns out he had been driving a stolen pickup.  It turned out okay, but could have been much worse.

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WrestleMania Is Coming To Texas

WrestleMania is the biggest event of the year for the WWE, and AT&T Stadium in Arlington gets the chance to host it in 2016.

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What Does a Lifetime’s Worth of Pennies Get You? Not Much.

There's a man who lives over by Lubbock who has been saving pennies since 1952 and finally cashed them in.  You'll never guess how much cash he got for this lifetime of pennies.

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Bradley Cooper Stops in Texas to Promote New Film

On Thursday actor Bradley Cooper found out he was nominated for Hollywood's biggest honor, an Oscar.  And the night before that he was in Texas, hanging out at an average, ordinary theater, to promote the film he's nominated for.

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Some Customized License Plates May Be Discontinued

It's a matter of demand.

If there are only a dozen or so people ordering certain customized license plates in Texas, it doesn't justify the cost to keep them going. Which ones are in jeopardy?

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Texas BBQ Master Gets To Cook on Inauguration Day

When there's a big party in Texas, chances are there's barbecue involved.  And one well-known Texas smokehouse is handling all the food for the Governor's inauguration soon.

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Lots Of People Moved to Texas Last Year

There was a huge number of people who left states like New York and New Jersey last year, and Texas received a bunch of them.

When it comes to states people moved to in 2014, Texas is in the Top 10.

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You Don’t Have To Be Wasted To Get A DWI

If you're drinkin' on New Year's Eve, you're not drivin' right?

Heads up that there will be extra patrols on the roads watching tonight.  And it's not just drunk driving that will get you in trouble.  Buzzed driving can have you seeing flashing lights too.

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New Device for Christmas? Check Out These Free Apps.

If you got a new smart phone for Christmas, you might be looking for the best apps to load it up.

Free ones, right?  Free is always good.  Here are some ideas.

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