In this podcast episode we remember the 70s and how everyone in the US was going to convert to the Metric System. There were TV commercials trying to convince us to change, teachers would pound into us that we needed to learn the Metric System now, and thermometers, gas pumps and speed limit signs started to show metric equivalents. But what happened? Listen to I Used 2 Know- The Metric System was Coming and find out why the US is still not using the Metric System, how secretly the US IS using the metric system, and how the world just redefined the kilogram last November, 2018.
In this episode we "Interrupt our regularly scheduled programming" by remembering TV Specials- some were cartoons, some were live action but all of them would bring families together around the TV. We start off by discussing how TV specials got started, but then we dive into those TV specials that we remember from our childhood. Of course, this wouldn't be a TV Special show if we didn't talk about the WORST TV SPECIAL- EVER! Don't forget to visit us on Facebook @IUsed2Know and tell us your favorite TV Specials.
Do you remember stores closing by 5pm? How about "Blue Laws" preventing you from shopping on Sunday? In this podcast episode we talk about how we Used 2 Know that Things Would Close. We cover the history of Blue Laws, how 7-Eleven became a 24 hr convenience store, and how you still can't go shopping on Sunday in NJ.
In this podcast episode we talk about the history of Halloween, where did Trick or Treat come from, and we travel through the Trick or Treat candies of the decades from the 20s to today- finally answering the age old question, what's the best Halloween candy that I Used 2 Know.
In this minipod podcast of I Used 2 Know- Columbus Discovered America, we complete the Columbus discussion we started in our previous podcast- I Used 2 Know- Maps. We talk about the history of Columbus, the real names of those famous ships that sailed the ocean blue, and how Columbus survived by using a lunar eclipse.
In this podcast episode of I Used 2 Know- Battlewagon Roadtrips, we explore what it was like to take family road trips in a station wagon. We explore the history of road trips, the vehicle in question (Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon- aka BattleWagon), and how we survived hours of travel trapped in a Station Wagon.
In this podcast episode, we celebrate summer by remembering how we Used 2 Know Ice Cream Trucks. Do you remember that feeling when you heard the song "The Entertainer" get closer and closer? How about that scramble to find money and run out to the street in time to get a Good Humor bar? In this episode we go over the history of ice cream, how George Washington and Thomas Jefferson loved ice cream, "penny licks," Mr Softee, and discuss an ongoing ice cream truck "war" still going on in New York City.
In this Podcast Episode we focus on how we Used 2 Know maps. Do you remember those gas station maps? How about that giant atlas map that had the details of every state of the US and Canada? And now- when is the last time you saw a map that wasn't on your computer/mobile screen or GPS device? In this episode we go though the history of maps, how GPS like radio waves helped the Allies win WWII, and how you never need to fold up one of those gas maps ever again...
In this episode we do our first MINIPOD podcast (shorter). This is where we dive a little deeper into a small topic that was brought up in a previous episode. This one comes from I Used 2 Know- Brontosaurus was a Dinosaur. In that episode Steve said that Oil came from dead dinosaurs and Scott disagreed. Learn the truth about why we Used 2 Know Oil came from dinosaurs.
In this episode we explore the history of the Brontosaurus. We learned that at one time these "Thunder Lizards" ruled the earth- that is until we were told they don't really exist. Or Do They? Check out this episode to find out all the twists and turns regarding how we Used 2 Know Brontosaurus was a type of Dinosaur.
10-4 Good Buddy! You got your EARS ON? That's right, today we dive into the history and culture of CB Radios. So keep the hammer down, watch out for those bears, and keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down.
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Grab your bowl of Capt Crunch (with Crunchberries of course), jump on the couch and join us as we explore how we Used 2 Know Saturday Mornings were all about Cartoons! We go through the history of how Saturday Morning Cartoons got started- we wander deep into memory lane on some of the best cartoons we remember and how the Saturday Morning Cartoon tradition has gone the way of the 8 track tape.
One quick note- we had so much fun with this podcast- its longer than normal.
Long lines at the gas pumps, odd and even gas days, and of course to save gas I Used 2 Know you shouldn't drive faster that 55mph. That's what it was like in the 70s. Come explore with us how the gas crisis got us into having a 55 mph limit and what it means going forward.
Those summer days at the lake or pool. Swimming all the time EXCEPT after you ate! If you didn't wait 30 mins, YOU WOULD DIE! or at least I Used 2 Know that. Explore with us how this 30 min rule got started and if there is any truth to it.
Do you remember wandering around your house with the 2 mile phone cord talking to your friends? Of course you Used 2 Know their phone number- but not so much these days. Take a trip through the history of phone numbers and how we got to not remembering them any more.