Here's where you can find a treasure trove of little-known facts and trivia about Gen X. Think you know everything there is to know about the pop culture of the 70s, 80s, and 90s? These sneakers probably got past you.


Charlie Sheen claims he stayed awake for 48 hours before filming his role as "police station bad boy" in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He wanted to achieve a "wasted look" for the scene.

Robin Thicke's dad, Alan (best known as father Jason Seaver on Growing Pains), wrote the theme song for The Facts of Life and co-wrote the theme song for Diff'rent Strokes.

New Coke was only on the market for 79 days (from April 23, 1985 to July 11, 1985) before Coca-Cola Classic was released (and people were inevitably murdered).

In 2015, Jakub Kipa solved a Rubik's Cube in 20.57 seconds using only his feet.

Kim Walker, who played Heather Chandler in the movie Heathers and uttered the dark line "Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?" eerily died of a brain tumor in 2001.

John Hughes wrote the screenplays for The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off in two and six days, respectively.

The Violent Femmes disbanded in 2009 over a lawsuit regarding the sale of "Blister in the Sun" to fast food giant Wendy's.

Madonna suffers from brontophobia, the fear of thunder.

Before becoming a musician, Sting was a milkman, a bus driver, and a schoolteacher.

In the Men at Work song "Down Under," in the verse "where the beer does flow and men chunder," "chunder" is slang for "vomit."