If you’ve ever owned a slap bracelet, you’re like the millions of other kids and teenagers who did, too. It seems like many weird inventions were born in the 80’s, as the slap bracelet came about in 1983. The idea originated from Anders, who was in his father’s shop playing with a steel ribbon. Originally marketed as “Slap Wraps,” they were first a long piece of steel, like a steel tape measure, and covered in fabric. To get the bracelet part down, the steel curved into a bracelet shape when it was slapped onto a wrist (Bustle).