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    27 Popular Things People Thought Were Going To Be Cool, But Turned Out To Be Very, Very Lame

    Gen Z’ers, I’d be surprised if you even recognize some of these.

    From movies to trends, people hype up new things all the time — but sometimes, after they're released, they turn out to be just...not that great.

    So, when redditor u/PsychedelicAirFusion asked, "What had so much hype about it, but was actually terrible?" people had a lot to say. Here are some of the top-voted responses:

    1. The Power Glove

    "If you weren't there at the time, you can't imagine how awesome NES kids thought that this thing was going to be. Then, you finally played something with one, and tried to convince yourself that it was indeed awesome before slowly, oh so slowly, accepting that it was lame as hell."


    2. Olestra (also known as Olean)

    A bag of chips with the label "Made with Olean; Brand fat-free cooking oil"

    3. Google+

    A phone screen with the Google Plus and Facebook logo

    4. Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone’s vaults

    Geraldo Rivera speaks to the camera as workers mine what looks like a mysterious cave

    5. 2020

    "Remember that meme showing how all the holidays were on weekends?"

    6. Quibi

    A phone screen with the Quibi logo

    7. Floam

    8. Sony MiniDisc

    The Sony MiniDisc walkman featuring two dics, one of which is a Mariah Carey song

    9. 3D TVs

    Someone wears 3D glasses while watching TV

    10. Fyre Festival

    Expectation v. Reality for the biggest scamming festival in the 21st Century #FyreFestival @WNFIV @FyreFraud

    Twitter: @rose_bertram


    "An absolute sh*tshow, and even saying that is an understatement."


    "I’ll never forget the picture of the sandwich."

    The dinner that @fyrefestival promised us was catered by Steven Starr is literally bread, cheese, and salad with dressing. #fyrefestival

    Twitter: @TrevorDeHaas

    11. Google Glass

    A nurse wears the futuristic-looking Google glasses

    12. Hoverboards

    Someone rides a hoverboard outside during winter

    13. "The SpongeBob 'Sweet Victory' song that got switched to Travis Scott's 'Sicko Mode' in the Super Bowl."

    SpongeBob sings his heart out on stage during the memorable episode

    14. Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul

    Logan Paul takes a swing at Floyd Mayweather

    15. Segways

    A group of people ride segways on a sidewalk

    16. Ted (from United Airlines)

    An airplane flies in the area with the "Ted" logo

    17. Raiding Area 51

    A deserted Area 51 in Nevada with military warning signs

    18. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Stacks of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" at a bookstore

    19. Adulthood

    20. Woodstock '99

    A huge crowd of people in front of a stage for Woodstock '99

    21. Suicide Squad

    22. The McRib from McDonald’s

    "It tastes like something I had in my high school cafeteria."

    23. The end of the world in 2012

    I’m starting to think the Mayans saying the world ending in 2012 was more of a recommendation than an actual prediction.

    Twitter: @3SixMANIC


    "Oh, no one ever said it would be a fast ending."


    24. Space Jam 2

    An animated LeBron James and Daffy Duck in "Space Jam 2"

    25. Windows Vista

    The Vista logo, featuring the Windows Logo with its iconic primary colors

    26. Crystal Pepsi

    27. And finally: "The metaverse, probably."

    Mark Zuckerberg revealing Meta at Facebook Connect

    What are some other things that got a ton of hype but turned out to be terrible? Let us know in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.