The older we get, the more things change — and sometimes, the things we think we know in everyday life disappear entirely by the time we're adults.
Redditor u/Theweirdposidenchild recently asked the people of Reddit, "What's something that was popular when you were a kid that's basically unheard of nowadays?" The answers were a revelation — like, I forgot about some of these? Let's take a trip down memory lane:
4. "Leaving the house at sunup and returning at dinnertime. We just ran free with no fear of being kidnapped."
5. "Pickle barrels in grocery stores and delis. You could select your own large dill pickle from the barrel by using tongs and placing them in a waxed paper sleeve for purchase."
17. "Before I was totally competent swimming by myself, my mom would put a life jacket on me, tie a long piece of nylon rope to it, and chuck me in the river. She'd basically swim me on a leash down the river for fun."
22. "Atari. Games were so much simpler with just one button and an unreliable joystick."
Agree? Disagree? Have your own additions? See you in the comments!
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.