Fads

The Origin Of The Most Unusual Fad Of The 90s Proves It's Much More Than A Flash In The Pan

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

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10 Trends From The 90s We Would All Really Like To Forget

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,

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Polly Pockets Are Making A Comeback, But You May Notice They Look A Little Different

If you grew up in the '90s without a Polly Pocket toy, you must have felt something valuable was missing from your childhood. But like all things great, there is always a chance they can make a comeback. Luckily, it seems like this generation is choosing to bring back that awesome '90s vibe. We've been seeing more '90s fashion trends like chokers, scrunchies, and round sunglasses. Now one of our beloved toys is making a comeback: Polly Pockets!  ComplexThese pocket-size cases containing miniature dolls and accessories were every little '90s girl's fantasy. Bluebird Toys launched the first Polly Pocket

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These 6 Facts About Sesame Street Are Brought To You By The Letters "WTF"

We all remember watching episodes of this growing up as children, and they taught us many important life lessons from sharing to accepting others for being different. Since every scene had a story and a moral, you had to pay attention to what was going on. But even if you watched rerun after rerun of their adventures, you probably didn't know these crazy facts about the colorful gang we all grew up with.Oscar the Grouch used to be orange!Grouches Wiki"Most of [my] family was orange. But I had a lovely vacation in Swamp Mushy Muddy resort. It

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Ever Wonder What Happened To These Iconic Movie Props?

Movie magic is when the cast and crew of a studio are able to make an audience believe something extraordinary, using only the bare minimum to achieve the impossible. Some of the most memorable moments in film history have been thanks to a few well-made props that ended up becoming classic tropes in Hollywood. But what happens when their screen time is over and the director yells cut?Here's the weird and tragic endings for those famous pieces of cinema history!The Heart of the Ocean - TitanicThrillistThe incredible jewel that ties together the love triangle is what sparked the

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6 Things From the 90s That You Will Never See Again In Your Lifetime

The 90s were honestly a pretty weird time for us all. There was a lot that happened that kind of hit us all of a sudden and we just had to deal with it. Sure, we got the internet (which is fun) and there was that whole Y2K panic (we probably won't freak out like that ever again), but what about the day-to-day things that were such a big part of our lives?Turns out, not everything is forever so we better enjoy them while they last!A TV Commercial...For A Magazine...For KidsYou know it's 2018 when the

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Tinky Winky Actor From 'Teletubbies' Froze To Death Alone After His Birthday

More tragic news form the family of the actor of beloved children's show, The Teletubbies, as the circumstances of his death were revealed. Simon Shelton Barnes, who famously played one of the four colorful characters on the hit children's TV show, was recently found dead in suspicious circumstances early this week. Barnes was notable for playing Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby that so many kids grew up watching. Daily MailHis family were devastated when they found out about his passing, especially since he had turned 52-years-old only 4 days earlier. The father of three received an outpouring of tributes, from