The 1980s were a tumultuous time in world history. The Cold War, Berlin Wall, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and many other disasters and tragedies made the decade a challenging time for many. However, it was also a decade of great discoveries and developments: The first artificial heart was successfully implanted, Princess Diana joined the royal family, and mobile phones were introduced to the mass market. With so much progress, it is difficult to keep track of everything that happened. How much do you know about the historic and cultural events of the 1980s? Take this quiz to find out!
Chantelle took to the written word like a fish takes to water. That is to say, she found herself immersed in literature from before she was born. She’s been known to tell her friends all about how she can still remember the passages she heard her mother read to her when she was in the womb - Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, and a bit of Hunter S. Thompson thrown in to balance it out. Whether she’s whipping up pithy one-liners to tease your brain or busy working on her second novel (the first one is available on Amazon under a pen name she refuses to disclose), Chantelle has continued to keep her feet wet with words, as it were. You’re sure to get a kick out of her giggle-worthy explanations and outrageous hints, and still come away feeling like you’ve just expanded your knowledge base.
The explosion happened when a safety test went wrong overnight at the plant located in Ukraine, spreading dangerous radioactive material into the air. The Soviet government ran the plant in Moscow, and so they did not immediately let the government of Ukraine know that something was amiss. Consequently, people in the nearby town of Pripyat started to fall ill mere hours after the explosion as they went about their day, oblivious that they were now living in very dangerous conditions. Unfortunately, people were not notified to evacuate until almost 48 hours after the explosion, and so many are still dealing with the consequences of this disaster today.
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