Ah, the 1990s. A simpler time, when the world was a much different place. Fast forward to now, and the world is a much different place. We are more isolated and cautious. We have fewer close friends, and we are more likely to stay in our comfort zones. But even in this new era, some things have remained the same. We still find solace in stories and entertainment, and we still find ways to connect with each other.
This list is, among other things, a tribute to the 1990s and all the unique things that happened during that decade. From Brad Bird's inspirational story of creating The Iron Giant to the rise of platonic parenting, these stories remind us of the importance of connection and creativity. We may be living in a different world, but there is still so much to learn from the past. So come along with me and take a trip down memory lane with this list of fascinating facts from the 1990s plus a bunch of others.
‘The Iron Giant’ was made in the wake of the director’s sister’s violent death.
Banned, but beloved.
Python paydays in the Everglades.
Onions: not a pup-friendly snack.
Mama knows best - even for spiders.
50,000 Romans dead in one day
Platonic parenting: the new normal?
“I should have let my wife drop him.”
Mice run free, even without a prize.
Monks in a tizzy.
Jail door meets 500 Japanese feet?
Taxes: helping reunite families since 1913.
Hair today, jail tomorrow.
If you have four close friends, you’re doing better than half of America.