A phenomenon of the 1960s
Hippies may be the most famous symbol of the 1960s, but they only really became popular in the early 1970s, when their numbers and influence peaked.
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Many people think hippies with flowers in their hair were at the heart of the antiwar movement. However, antiwar protesters and hippies were usually two different groups.
It's less the case that hippies died out, and more the case that all of us became hippies. The number of countercultural practices once seen is now widely accepted.
One of the myths related to hippies is that they lived only in coastal cities or rural communes.
The earliest surge of hippie culture took place in coastal cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, but almost every city had a neighborhood or public place where hippies hung out.
To many, hippies were associated with free love, but that was more legend than fact.
While hippies were more sexually adventurous, they mostly stuck to heterosexual monogamy. The parties where people would smoke or drink too much and sleep with their friends had repercussions the next day.
The true meaning of the word 'Genius' has been lost in translation in history.
Nowadays it is referred and related to 'achievement', which was not the original meaning. Real genius people inspire and awe others, as they have special, almost divine abilities.
Studies show that a large part of Stinson Beach near San Francisco will be under a foot of water in less than 20 years. Many think the 21st Century is the first time we faced this kind of event, but it is not.
Sea levels started to rise nearly 15,000 years ago with the end of the last ice age. With the possibility of a global sea-level rise of 3ft (1m) by 2050, researchers are looking at ancient stories that can convey a collective memory about land lost to the sea.
Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music popular in the late 1960s that was largely inspired by hallucinogens, or so-called "mind-expanding" drugs such as marijuana and LSD, and that reflected drug-induced states through the use of feedback, electronics, and intense volume.
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