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    40 Things That'll Make Everyone Born Before 1994 Say, "Wow, It Was Such A Different Time And I Miss All Of It"

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    1. The relationship between Cory and Topanga was the one that mattered most to you...

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    2. ...when having one of these at lunch was the biggest treat ever...

    3. ...when using these markers felt so, so special...

    4. ...when you'd make your parents buy you an entire box of cereal just for the toy inside...

    5. ...when you'd pull, like, 18 coupons from the machine at the supermarket, and then hand them to your mom...

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    6. ...when the biggest fight you would have was over who got to read the Sunday comic pages first...

    7. ...when having one of these was your ultimate home decor goals...

    8. ...when "self-care" meant a bathtub full of Mr. Bubble and your favorite toys...

    9. ...when you'd go down a metal slide on a hot day, even though you knew it was going to BURN like hell...

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    10. ...when you'd go down this slide and get static shock...

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    11. ...when no trip to the mall was complete without a visit to Natural Wonders...

    12. ...or the Warner Bros. Studio Store...

    13. ...when everyone's TVs looked like this...

    14. ...when seeing one of these TVs meant the day was going to be great...

    15. ...when nothing warmed your heart more than getting one of these...

    16. ...when you'd look forward to Fridays 'cause it was pizza day at school...

    17. ...and TGIF night on ABC...

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    18. ...when you'd look forward to Saturday nights because it meant you could watch Nickelodeon's epic lineup...

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    19. ...when you'd get a little bit of anxiety whenever you had to use one of these mechanical pencil sharpeners in a quiet classroom...

    20. ...when you thought these were the best hiding spots in the world...

    21. ...when the most exciting part about getting a new textbook was looking at the back to see who else had it...

    22. ...when going to grandma's meant watching shows on this beast...

    23. ...and drinking a glass of lemonade from a pitcher that gave everything a plasticky flavor...

    24. ...when this was the only ~group chat~ you a cared about...

    25. ...when wandering aimlessly around Blockbuster was a thing of joy...

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    26. ...when you'd play with your empty Capri Sun pouch by blowing air into it, and move it up and down with the straw...

    27. ...when this seemed like a real-life Willy Wonka factory...

    28. ...when this was saddest movie scene you had ever seen...

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    29. ...when you'd try to press down all the colors at once whenever you held one of these pens, even though you knew it would never release all the colors at once...

    30. ...when you'd enjoy getting these stuck in your teeth...

    31. ...when this was your idea of "fancy bedding"....

    32. ...when doing this felt like magic...

    33. ...when you'd low-key play with your food by trying to get the macaroni onto the ends of your fork...

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    34. ...when book-fair week was the best week...

    35. ...when the Reading Rainbow theme song would instantly transport you away...

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    36. ...when this was the ultimate get-you-pumped-up CD...

    37. ...and when this was the CD that made you want to get up and dance...

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    38. ...when you swore you were psychic when you turned to the TV Guide channel when it was just beginning at channel one...

    39. ...when taking care of this was your biggest responsibility...

    40. ...and finally, when this was being online and you didn't care to be on that much:

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