25 Products We All Owned As A Kid That Defined The ’90s

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Push pencils: writing instrument? Or hidden shank?

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A great idea…until you lost one of the pieces and your pencil became useless. Inexplicably, these are also making a comeback. We have actual pens that can write on screens and shit, but yes, let’s bring back the most useless pencil to ever be made. Like, what did people have against just sharpening a damn regular pencil? Why complicate things? The worst part of push pencils was that those little shivs were so sharp, and you just had a pile of them swimming around the bottom of your backpack. Reaching in to grab a book was always an adventure. You never knew if you were going to stab yourself under the fingernail with something that could give you lead poisoning..

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