Recap of the first Boston Marathon (1897)

Inspired by the success of the first modern marathon at the 1896 Olympic games, the Boston Athletic Association decided to stage their own race in April of 1897.

The hottest novelty item of 1975: Pet Rock

You're not considered 'in' in some circles if you don't have a rock for a pet. And now, for only $4, the perfect pet can be yours - if you don't mind taking a rock for a walk.

How to Hula Hoop (1969)

How to Hula Hoop Hula Hoop instruction sheet 1. Hold Hula Hoop tightly against your back. 2. Start Hula Hoop circling with fast forward thrus... Read more...

Chubby Checker does the Twist (1960)

In the 1960s, it seems like a new dance craze sparked up each week -- the Watusi, the Mashed Potato, and so on. The one that started it all, however, was the Twist.