Buzz·Posted on 19 Dec 201632 Times Australia Was The Weirdest In The '90sHow did any of us survive this?by Jenna GuillaumeBuzzFeed Senior Editor, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Kids learned about health in the back of a dark van from these colourful characters. Anna Mendoza / BuzzFeed Anna Mendoza / BuzzFeed 2. And got roped into banking with Commonwealth thanks to a bunch of cartoon aliens. Instagram: @commbank / Via instagram.com 3. Devon/Belgium/Fritz stuffed with mashed potato was a party staple. mouthsofmums.com.au 4. And everyone got these in their lunch orders. Instagram: @ameliacarroll93 / Via instagram.com 5. While this was the perfect afternoon snack. Twitter: @casuallydione 6. Kids legit "smoked" these lollies. longwhitekid.wordpress.com 7. ...when they weren't eating 10 packets of chips a day to try and collect little circular bits of plastic. Flickr: shaktimansethi 8. This was how you found out if you were going to live in a toilet or a not. Jemima Skelley / BuzzFeed 9. Primary school kids did a coordinated dance to a song about a girl cheating on her boyfriend with multiple people. youtube.com 10. And sang about washing your face with orange juice and brushing your teeth with bubblegum. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Peter Combe 11. A faceless, living doll who could perform magic was the main character on one of the most popular kids shows. ABC 12. And a bodiless floating face who spoke like she was constantly on helium was the lead on another widely-watched show. Ten 13. In fact, morning TV was dominated by kids shows - one of which was hosted by a filthy muppet. Seven 14. While another was hosted by literal children. Ten 15. But the most iconic kids show of all involved ghosts, bird diarrhoea, nudity, pissing competitions, clones, dead foxes and so, so much more. ABC ABC 16. And then there was ol' Vagina Face on Plasmo. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC 17. Meanwhile, Eric Bana as Poida was the height of comedy. Seven 18. And this was primetime Saturday night entertainment. View this video on YouTube youtube.com 19. A little kid was the most famous guitarist in the country. alchetron.com 20. Peter Andre was a real heartthrob. youtube.com Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 21. People spent a lot of time going cross-eyed at patterns. imgur.com 22. These were some of the most popular books. Puffin 23. The biggest board game was called Nightmare, and involved a VHS tape of this guy saying creepy things. youtube.com 24. The highlight of P.E. was playing with a giant piece of material. Twitter: @donewithlife123 25. Chia heads were a popular "toy". Instagram: @nikkkki77 / Via instagram.com 26. And everyone was obsessed with Gak, with its slimy texture and ability to produce fart noises. youtube.com 27. Dolly magazine gave out advice like this. Dolly 28. Kids used rhymes like "girls are sexy made out of Pepsi, boys are rotten made out of cotton" to play hand-clapping games. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com 29. People literally ironed their hair. youtube.com 30. And used Sun In to gradually turn it a horrible shade of orange. amazon.com 31. Everyone wore fetching hypercolour t-shirts. Facebook: IGrewUpInAustraliaInThe90s 32. And John Howard was the prime minister for a loooong time. Matt Adams / Herald Sun The fact this is weird proves just how crazy Australian politics are. Want more proof that Australia is like no place else on earth? Sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter!