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This website may sound self explanatory but in a way it isn't.... It tells you what main events happened in your birth year. It tells you what the #1 movie was, Top Actor, Top Actress, Best Director, Bestselling book, Nobel Prize for Physics, Nobel Peace Prize, and other very random but interesting info like for my year (1983) it said the Nintendo entertainment system went on sale in Japan, Red hot chili peppers launch their first album, Michael Jacksons Thriller video is broadcast for the first time, Eastern Europe sees the collapse of Communism, The Aids pandemic begins (I didn't say they were all GOOD things that happened....), MTV is launched in the US,Gay rights become more widely accepted in the world, some bands it mentions that were popular are REM , the Pixies and Sonic Youth.

It goes into what people were wearing, what video games they were playing, what kind of music they were listening to, tons of important events and events that were surely important but maybe not well known by people born in that actual year. What was on the cover of LIFE magazine.

Remember I said what it told ME....I don't know if it will be the same info or kind of info for you...

Also goes into what movie was all the rage when I was 15 (There's something about mary). The songs playing on the radio when I was 15.

Then it says one of the most popular songs that was out in 1983 was Down Under, by Men at Work. Then it proceeds to show me the lyrics to the song and tells me to sing along. LOL.

Then it tells me what popular movie was playing when I was 9, 8, and 7. Shows the cover to Beauty and the Beast.

I like the way this website is done. The way it tells you is by showing you, sentence by sentence on the screen..little by little. And it doesnt just boringly name facts and stuff that happened, etc.. It makes you nostalgic. For instance, something it said for me was:

"There's TV noise coming from the second floor. Someone turned up the volume way too high. The sun is burning from above. These were different times. The show playing on TV is The A-Team. The sun goes down. Someone switches channels. There's Hardcastle and McCormick on now. That's the world you were born in.

Progress, year after year. Do you wonder where the world is heading towards? The technology available today would have blown your mind in 1983. Do you know what was invented in the year you were born?"

..Then it goes into inventions....then popular comics that were out....famous people who were born that year (Samantha Mumba?)....

And at the end it says:

"It's 2011. The world is a different place. What path have you taken?"

....the end.

Bring on the nostalgia.

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