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Throwback Thursday

VideoGamesI Am Dolphin, an immersive video game created by a team from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology, is slated for release on iTunes this month. In this game, users experience realistic simulations of sea creatures that can be controlled by swipes of a player’s hand across a touch screen. You can view the team talking about their creation in this video.

Video games have come so far from the days of Atari or Sega, to become not just a tool for entertainment, but for learning as well. What video games from the past remind you of your childhood? Were you able to beat any classic titles? Tell us your classic video game stories in today's Throwback Thursday.

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BooksFew things are more calming on a brisk autumn evening than reading a great book. That love for reading may have started as a kid, and evolved into routine as an adult. What books have resonated with you all these years later? Share your favorite books or your favorite book genres to read growing up in today's Throwback Thursday.

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Cat and DogThere's a saying that goes "A house is not a home without a pet." Many people grow up with a household pet, whether it is a dog or a cat, or a less common animal, such as a bird, snake or rabbit.

Share your memories of you first pet and feel free to share a photo of that special animal in today's Hopkins Happenings' Throwback Thursday.

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StampsThe child-like wonder of your youth may have influenced you to collect a number of different things while you were growing up. Or maybe you had a grand collection of just one thing. In fact, the hobby of collecting might still carry on with you today.

From baseball cards to dolls to stamps to insects, tell us what types of things you collected as a child in today’s Throwback Thursday!

 

 

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Classic_CarYou may have dreamed about driving the latest sports car or a classic ride from the past before you turned 16. Then, reality probably set in when you received your very first vehicle, which was likely not your dream car. But that car will always be remembered—it was your first and may have taken you on some fun adventures

Leave a comment below and tell us about your very first automobile and why it was special to you.

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TangoThe new season of many of the popular dancing and entertainment shows kicks off next week, which grants you a perfect excuse to dust off those old dancing shoes and try some of those moves you learned back when.

What’s your favorite classic dance? Can you Tango? Do you prefer to “Twist” with Chubby Checker? Maybe you need a party setting and favor the Electric Slide or Cha-Cha Slide line dances? Let us know what your favorite throwback dance or style of dance is.

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Old Cell Phone

It's rumored that some the next wave of smartphones will be announced in the next couple of weeks and we can only imagine the features and gimmicks that will accompany these machines within the next year and beyond. But cellular phones were not always so smart back in the "old days" of even a decade ago. In fact, if you can believe it, at one time all you could do on a cell phone was make a phone call.

Tell us what you remember about your first cell phone. Was it a hulking device similar to that of Saved by the Bell's Zack Morris? Did you play Snake II for hours with your early 2000s device? Do you remember having to pop your antenna out for extra signal? Share your memories!

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Do you still belt out  The Jeffersons’ theme song, “We’re Moving on Up,” or get warm fuzzies from Golden Girls’ “Thank You for Being My Friend”? Can we ever forget Cheers’ “Everybody Knows Your Name?” Here are some others: Sesame Street, Green Acres and Love Board. Leave a comment to share your favorite television theme song.  View Paste Magazine's Top 40 list of best theme songs to take a walk down memory lane.

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What do you want to beWhat did you want your career to be when you were a child? Have you actually fulfilled that dream, on your way to fulfilling it, or are you doing something completely different? Share your dream job when you were a kid in today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Throwback Thursday.

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Lauren BacallThe sultry start of screen and stage, Lauren Bacall, died Tuesday at age 89. She was known for movies such as Confidential Agent, The Big Sleep and Dark Passage. Share your favorite old Hollywood actor or actress and the movie they were most famous for in this week’s Hopkins Happenings Throwback Thursday.

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