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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 11/29/21

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Question: What is the name of the princess who is kidnapped by the evil Bowser in multiple Mario video games?


Last Question: What Product Had A Major Moment In The 1980s, But They’ve Been Around Since 3000 BCE—When Chinese Emperor Wong Ti Used To Kick Around A Leather Ball Filled With Hair?

Answer: Hacky Sack

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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 3/18/21

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Question: In The Greatest American Hero (which debuted 40 years ago today – March 18, 1981), Ralph’s partner Bill Maxwell was part of what government entity?

A. NASA
B. C.I.A.
C. F.B.I.
D. L.A.P.D.


Last Question: What product had a major moment in the ’80s, but they’ve been around since 3000 BC — when Chinese emperor Wong Ti used to kick around a leather ball filled with hair?

Answer: The Hacky Sack

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Hacky Sack

There were several crazes during the ’80s, including the Rubik’s Cube and arcade games. Another craze that took the world by storm was the Hacky Sack craze. The Hacky Sack was a leather mini-beanbag that you would kick up in the air, and pass it to somebody else without using your hands. You could play solo, and do all sorts of tricks, or see how many times you could kick it in the air without hitting the ground. Another option was to play with a group of people, and pass the hacky sack around without hitting the ground.

When I went to high school, there were several courtyard areas throughout the school. In between classes, students were actually allowed to smoke out there. To this day, I still have never even taken a drag of a cigarette. So, I never went out there. But, when the hacky sack craze hit, a group of us would go outside in the biggest courtyard (which was connected to the cafeteria) at lunch, and go out and play. I wasn’t obsessed with it, like a lot of people were, but it was a good time.

Did anybody else out there like to play? Can anybody remember any special tricks you could pull off with a hacky sack? I can’t remember any. But I do remember using my knees if somebody kicked it too high.

Check out this retro Hacky Sack commercial: