People Are Sharing Huge Trends That Everyone Forgot About, And They Feel Like They're From Another Lifetime
How many do you remember??
Remember when this "year" started approximately a millennium ago? Turns out, there was a time before the dumpster fire that is 2020 — full of forgotten fads and trends that feel like they're from an alternate universe.
If it's all just a blur to ya, don't worry. Redditor
u/Alternative_Ad_9598 recently asked, "What was a huge trend everyone forgot about?"
And here are some of the biggest blasts from the past, like, ever:
The "clear" craze:
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"We saw lots of clear drinks and products in the late '80s and into the '90s, including Crystal Pepsi, Tab Clear, and, of course, Zima."
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"Yik Yak was the shit. Everyone knew what was going on on campus within seconds. People within the same classes used it to shit-talk professors and cheat on tests. It’s too bad that people had to ruin it with death threats and such, which kind of forced Yik Yak to make it nonanonymous and killed the appeal it had in the first place. For me as a commuting student at the time, it was key to keeping up with the happenings and drama around campus."
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"I'll go one further: Lisa Frank trapper keeper. That was the shit."
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"Who was that guy that came to my school? And why did he do a sales pitch for yo-yos? And why did so many of us buy them?"
Creepy clowns in 2016:
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"That one weird summer of 2016 when clowns randomly appeared out of nowhere and creeped us all out."
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"I’ll never forget the summer when Pokémon Go came out. Everybody and their grandparents were playing it. All the parks were full of people just talking and meeting each other. I hate to sound boomer-y, but it made me remember what life was like before smartphones, which is ironic, I guess, because an app made it happen. I wish more technology had the goal of getting people active and outside and interacting with others."
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"Those bracelets that you made with rubber bands on that loom thingy."
"I ♡ Boobies!" bands:
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"I absolutely needed to have one, and when it woke up in the middle of the night, I was over it."
Planking and YOLO:
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"WWJD bracelets were EVERYWHERE. I would see WWJD merch all over the place, even WWJD board games."
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"LMFAO may be a total train wreck of a music group, but they were also everywhere in 2011 to 2013. You couldn't turn on the radio without hearing, 'I'M SEXY AND I KNOW IT!' played five times in the span of 30 minutes, and 'PARTY ROCKERS IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT!' was a line scream-sung at any nightclub."
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"When I was a kid, every little girl’s 'dress-up' shoes were jellies, and they all wore them to church, even though they hurt. Only one movie I’ve ever seen has included jelly shoes."
"I was a huge nerd in elementary school, and I thought I was gonna be super cool when my mom bought me an off-brand Hypercolor shirt. I wore it to school, and one of the kids who bullied me realized that it would change colors if he spit on it. Then he showed lots of other people. It was the worst day of my elementary school life."
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"Remember all those pop-up stalls in shopping centers selling fidget spinners? I sure hope they got their money back."
Cellphones that worked like walkie-talkies:
Game of Thrones:
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"Never seen something go straight from the forefront of pop culture to forgotten about so quickly."
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Alvin and the Chipmunks remixes:
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"I remember being envious of the kids who had those back in the third grade."
Pogs or Crazy Bones:
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"They were around so much in the '90s and early 2000s but just disappeared into nothingness."
Ty Beanie Babies:
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"The virtual reality 'game,' or whatever it was. There was a time when every self-respecting global company just had to have a place there. When people paid real money for its virtual real estate."
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The Budweiser frogs:
"Everyone was going around saying, 'Bud.' Someone else would say, 'Wise.' And someone else would say, 'Er.' I even had a couple of different shirts with the sayings on them lol."
The bacon, mustaches, "Keep Calm and ______," and epic fail obsessions
And, lastly, of course —
"People claimed mental breakdowns over it, personality tests showed up out of nowhere for it.
Oh, and the whole 'Yanny or Laurel?' thing, too."
Did any of these jog your memory? Make you nostalgic? Make ya cringe? Let us know what other huge trends have been forgotten about in the comments below!
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