In the early eighties kids
were trying to do clever stunts on their BMXs but invariably ended up with
grazes and broken bones instead.
The bikes were made
ultra-cool by their appearance in ET. However, the ones you got down Argos very
rarely flew. They did come with special wheelnuts that you could stand on during
tricks, or give yourself terrible flesh wounds with, depending on how good you
BMX racing was incredibly
popular. The moment you got your own number plate to attach to the front of your
bike so you could take part was a coming of age ritual for many boys.
Kodak Disc Camera
The Kodak Disc 2000 was
the first camera to use a disc shaped film. It was a bit of a novelty at first
but is now obsolete. Although if you look hard on the internet you may find
enthusiast web sites suggesting places you can still get the disc films
developed if you really want to.
They were powered by a
9-volt battery and the flash was manually selectable but the films were just too
small and clumsy to really catch on and Kodak stopped producing cameras in this
format in 1990.