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Today in Nerd History | February 28

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on February 28th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

BUG JUICE | 1998

In 1998, Bug Juice premiered on Disney Channel. Bug Juice is a reality series that follows the adventures, challenges, and friendships of a diverse group of kids who spend their summers at different camps.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The show’s title, Bug Juice, is a camping slang term for a very sweet juice drink made from powdered mixes, such as Kool-Aid, which are often served at summer camps.

  • The show was inspired by the 1970s documentary series An American Family, which was one of the first examples of reality television.

  • The show ran for three seasons from 1998 to 2001, featuring different camps and kids each season. The first season was filmed at Camp Waziyatah in Maine, the second season at Camp Highlander in North Carolina, and the third season at Brush Ranch Camp in New Mexico. The show was revived in 2018, with a fourth season that returned to Camp Waziyatah and featured some of the original cast members as counselors.

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