Some of the things that were popular in 1974 included Lego blocks, nude beaches and Mel Brooks' movies. During that time, materialistic goods that were traditionally known as luxury items became more affordable for the common man and things such as international travel became more conceivable for those outside the upper-class bracket.Know More
Family and group holiday packages began to enter the market place and made international travel easier to plan and finance. In terms of fashion, especially in the U.K., it became more common to see streakers at sporting events and nude beaches picked up in popularity.
"Blazing Saddles," directed by Mel Brooks, and "Return of the Pink Panther," were two movies that set the year apart from those that preceded and succeeded it. "Porridge," "It Ain't Half Hot Mom" and "Bagpuss" were three popular television shows at the time.
Many of the toys used in 1974 are still popularly purchased today. Though invented approximately 40 years earlier, Lego blocks were named Toy of the Year. Magna Doodle was created in 1974, and as the first dustless chalkboard, it became a great magnetic alternative to the formerly messy form of writing. It is said that over 40 million have been sold as of 2014.Learn more about Modern History
The continent of Africa is known primarily for its natural attractions, including its diverse geography and an abundance of wildlife. According to "National Geographic," the continent of Africa consists of desert regions, highlands, green plains and rain forests. Some of the largest animals in the world graze throughout the continent, as well.Full Answer >
The original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was a list compiled by Greek scholars in the 5th century B.C., but the only surviving monument on that list is the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. There have been many other lists of world wonders compiled in other eras.Full Answer >
As of 2015, the newest country in the world is South Sudan. This country officially declared its independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011, after a decades-long civil war.Full Answer >
Two plant workers died on the night of the Chernobyl accident and 28 people died of radiation poisoning within the next few weeks, including six firefighters. The actual death toll resulting from radiation from the disaster is highly debated, with no exact figure.Full Answer >