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32 Times Australia Was The Weirdest In The '90s

How did any of us survive this?

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1. Kids learned about health in the back of a dark van from these colourful characters.

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2. And got roped into banking with Commonwealth thanks to a bunch of cartoon aliens.

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3. Devon/Belgium/Fritz stuffed with mashed potato was a party staple.

4. And everyone got these in their lunch orders.

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5. While this was the perfect afternoon snack.

6. Kids legit "smoked" these lollies.

7. ...when they weren't eating 10 packets of chips a day to try and collect little circular bits of plastic.

8. This was how you found out if you were going to live in a toilet or a not.

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9. Primary school kids did a coordinated dance to a song about a girl cheating on her boyfriend with multiple people.

10. And sang about washing your face with orange juice and brushing your teeth with bubblegum.

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11. A faceless, living doll who could perform magic was the main character on one of the most popular kids shows.

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12. And a bodiless floating face who spoke like she was constantly on helium was the lead on another widely-watched show.

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13. In fact, morning TV was dominated by kids shows - one of which was hosted by a filthy muppet.

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14. While another was hosted by literal children.

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15. But the most iconic kids show of all involved ghosts, bird diarrhoea, nudity, pissing competitions, clones, dead foxes and so, so much more.

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ABC

16. And then there was ol' Vagina Face on Plasmo.

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17. Meanwhile, Eric Bana as Poida was the height of comedy.

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18. And this was primetime Saturday night entertainment.

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19. A little kid was the most famous guitarist in the country.

20. Peter Andre was a real heartthrob.

21. People spent a lot of time going cross-eyed at patterns.

22. These were some of the most popular books.

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23. The biggest board game was called Nightmare, and involved a VHS tape of this guy saying creepy things.

24. The highlight of P.E. was playing with a giant piece of material.

25. Chia heads were a popular "toy".

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26. And everyone was obsessed with Gak, with its slimy texture and ability to produce fart noises.

27. Dolly magazine gave out advice like this.

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28. Kids used rhymes like "girls are sexy made out of Pepsi, boys are rotten made out of cotton" to play hand-clapping games.

29. People literally ironed their hair.

30. And used Sun In to gradually turn it a horrible shade of orange.

31. Everyone wore fetching hypercolour t-shirts.

32. And John Howard was the prime minister for a loooong time.

The fact this is weird proves just how crazy Australian politics are.
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The fact this is weird proves just how crazy Australian politics are.

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