Not OK, Boomers

Baby Boomers are called lots of things: self-centered, self-indulgent, etc. 

But, how about "tough"?
After all, they were surrounded by toys seemingly designed to harm them, Mental Floss reported in a recently resurfaced 2017 listicle. Consider:  

  • Many survived childhood with a Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab in the house.

  • Another favorite: the Johnny Seven One Man Army, complete with “armor piercing” bullets.

  • And let's not forget the 1965 Air Blaster—which is just what it sounds like... until someone turns it into a flamethrower. 

Perhaps that someone was the young version of a man recently spotted in California airspace strapped to another dangerous toy: a jetpack. 

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