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34 Things British Primary School Kids Did Before The Internet

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9. Counted down the minutes to 4:30pm on the Friday when the World Book Fair came to your school.

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You knew you had to get in quick to get the book you wanted. It's not like you could have just downloaded it on your Kindle later.

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15. Before the days of Google, you had to buy magazines like Smash Hits and Top of the Pops so you could find out the lyrics to your favourite songs.

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28. Called your friends for hours every evening, even though you spent all day with them at school.

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Which was always awkward because you had to make two minutes of small talk with their dad before they passed the phone over to your friend.

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29. Browsed the Argos catalogue every Christmas to work out what you were going to ask your nan for.

You could spend hours going through that thing.

30. Before Netflix, you got taken to Blockbuster to rent a film every time your parents went out for the evening and left you with a babysitter.

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Even thought the film you actually wanted to see had already been taken out, so you ended up watching the same one over and over again.

32. Borrowed your mum's camera if you went on a school trip, and then realised that your thumb was covering the lens in most of the pictures.