10 Surprising Things Kids Knew in 1980 and Don’t Have a Clue About Today
As it turns out, kids these days actually do know less than they used to.
Kent State University researchers conducted a study that evaluated the general knowledge of students in the U.S. during the year 2012 by using an exhaustive test first implemented in 1980. The study ranks the most commonly known facts among college students and compares those rankings to their 1980 equivalents.
Click through to see the major differences in what kids know about pop culture, science, history, and geography. You may be surprised at what the study reveals.
Creamed corn, tuna casserole, mystery meat…. Most people can recall at least one severely unappetizing school lunch from yesteryear. It’s almost a right of passage. However, school lunches today are being linked to much more than unhappy taste buds. According to American Heart Association, one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese. The CDC attributes much of this problem to the easy access of sugary drinks and less healthy foods made available on school campuses. Taking a look at these school lunches, these aren’t hard statistics to believe.