Every generation of teens goes through what some would call some "awkward" times, and it feels like the early 00s might have been the most awkward time of all.
While moving from the crazy-ass 90s to the technology-driven later 2000s, all sorts of weirdness cropped up that we honestly mostly don't miss. In particular, these 15 things were part of every teen's life in those days, for better or for worse.
That weird-ass phone that all the celebrities had for like, a year.
The angstiest of angsty music on repeat 24/7.
And the profile picture to go along with it.
Seriously, the emo phases were all over the place.
When these cartoons were everywhere on the internet.
Hands up if you grew up in the 90s! Congratulations, you got to live through the greatest decade ever. It was bright, it was colorful, and we had a lot of fun. Sure, most of us were still in our pre-pubescent years or maybe our early teens, but you know what, we loved it. The one thing that still stands out, was the fashion and the style. There were absolutely a few definitive looks that went along with the 90s, and they all involved some weird tools to make them happen. Whether you wanted to braid your hair, crimp it,
Listen, we can all reminisce about the 90s until we are blue in the face, but there were some fads that just were a little bit... well, bizarre, is the best way to put it. No decade can claim that they were free from the crazy flash fads that seemed to come and go before anyone could really understand what was going on, but the 90s sure did have some weird ones. How many do you remember? 1. Chain WalletsYou couldn't trust anyone back in the 90s. You had to make sure those things were secured properly into your pocket,
We all remember that one kid on the playground who was slapping around a stick as though it was the most impressive thing in the universe. Sure, it probably required a decent amount of skill, but the Devil Sticks fad died out fairly quickly and we all moved on to the next great craze. But the truth is, Devil Sticks aren't just a 90s thing. They actually started over a century before they became a craze on every playground in the country. The Origin Of Devil SticksIt's hard to know the exact origin of Devil Sticks, mostly because they go
History has a funny way of playing tricks on our memory, and the Y2K bug is a good example.The famous computer glitch was devilishly simple: experts worried that computers and programs using a two-digit date system would flip their lids in the year 2000 - when their systems read "00."You probably remember the almost-hysterical panic some people felt before New Year's Eve 1999. Grocery stores across the country noticed more people buying canned goods and bottled water.These days, if we remember Y2K at all, it's remembered as history's greatest anticlimax. The new year came, things were alright,