100 Facts About Gen X

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Members of Generation X are used to being overlooked. The term “latchkey kid” was coined to describe the phenomenon of 1970s and ’80s schoolchildren being expected to take care of themselves from a young age. Today, Gen Xers are more likely to be left out of the cultural conversation in favor of Baby Boomers and Millennials—and most recently, Gen Z. But there’s plenty to say about the MTV generation, as evidenced by the video below.

In the latest episode of The List Show, host and Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy discusses the generation born between 1965 and 1980. If you’ve ever called your boss a “yuppie” or injured yourself head-banging at a heavy metal concert, this list is for you. After learning all 100 facts about Gen X, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel here for more brain food.