Re-living Our Fun Childhood Crazes

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Re-living Our Fun Childhood Crazes

crazes and gimmicks that I used to get a buzz out of when I was growing up- simple things that used to put a smile on my face!

Quite possibly the smallest, cheapest yet most entertaining item available putting smiles on kids faces everywhere.

In my previous article

“Why laughter truly is the best medicine” I highlighted the fact that as children we used to laugh a lot more frequently than we do now as adults. 

This got me thinking about the crazes and gimmicks that I used to get a buzz out of when I was growing up- simple things that used to put a smile on my face!

The first “toy” that popped into my head was Bang snaps (also known as "Devil Bangers", "Lil' Splodeys", Throwdowns, snap-its, poppers, whack-pops, poppies, pop-its, snappers, Snap Dragons, whip'n pops, Pop Pop Snappers, whipper snappers, fun snaps, party snaps, pop pops, whiz-bangers, cherry poppers, pop rocks, snap'n pops or bangers) are a type of small novelty firework sold as a trick noisemaker.

Do you remember these? 

Quite possibly the smallest, cheapest yet most entertaining item available putting smiles on kids faces everywhere.

“Bang Snaps” consist of a small amount of gravel or coarse sand mixed with a minute quantity of silver fulminate high explosive and are twisted in a cigarette paper to produce a shape resembling a cherry.

The friction-sensitive silver fulminate detonates when stepped on, dropped or thrown on a hard surface and produced a sharp BANG similar to cap guns.

Various reviews on Amazon prove that adults are having just as much fun with these as we did as children and even sharing the fun with their own children too!“

These are fun.

When my husband goes out for drinks and comes home late he tries really hard to be quiet. I throw these out the window at him. He jumps every time like a cat having water thrown at them.”

“Bought for my 22-year-old best friend as a joke present.

The sheer amount of joy this brought to an adult male is slightly concerning but it's true what they say.. the cheapest things are often the best. A gift for all ages”

“Had these as a kid, and they are still loads of fun. Very cheap for a pack of ten, and kept my own kids entertained for a while, throwing them on the ground while out for a walk.

They are loud enough to entertain without being ridiculous. More old-fashioned fun - highly recommended.”If you fancy taking a trip down memory lane and re-living your childhood you can find Fun Snaps available on Amazon - Buy Bang Snaps

Did you know you can send us your stories about your most memorable childhood crazes/ the simple things that used to put a smile on your face via this link contact us 

We would love to hear from you and reminisce about our childhood :)

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