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The fads you wish would stay forever... (or never come back)!

Fads have come to typify periods of time in popular culture over the 20th century. From Flagpole Sitting in the 1920's, Dance Marathons and the Zoot Suits of the 1930's and Goldfish Swallowing of the 1940's, fads really emerged in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's with the coming of the Hula Hoop, Telephone Booth Stuffing, Bellbottoms, Platforms Shoes, Mood Rings and the Pet Rock. The 1980's and 1990's are represented as well with the Rubik's Cube, Beanie Babies and the Hacky Sack.


Browse through the fun and fascinating fads of the last 100 years. The Bad Fads Museum will take you on a tour of popular culture with more than 100 fads in ten categories: Activities, Collectibles, Events, Fashion, Health, Hobbies, Music, Recreation, Technology and Television/Film.




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3D Movies

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Barbie Doll

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Barney

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Beanie Babies

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Bellbottoms

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Bouffant Hairdo

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Cabbage Patch Kids

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CB Radios

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Coonskin Caps

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Dance Marathons

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Disco

Drive-In Theaters - The Bad Fads Museum


Drive-In Theaters

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Flagpole Sitting

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Frisbee

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Goldfish Swallowing

Hacky Sack - The Bad Fads Museum


Hacky Sack

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Hot Pants

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Hula Hoop

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Lava Lamps

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Leisure Suits

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Limbo

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Matchbox Cars

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Miniature Golf

Model Trains - The Bad Fads Museum


Model Trains

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Mood Rings

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Ouija Boards

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Pac-man

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Panty Raids

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Pet Rocks

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Pogs

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Pokemon

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Poodle Skirts

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Raggedy Ann & Andy

Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Bad Fads Museum


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rubiks Cube - The Bad Fads Museum


Rubik’s Cube

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Silly Putty

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Skateboarding

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Slinky

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Streaking

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Tattoos

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Teddy Bears

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Telephone Booth Stuffing

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Tie Dye T-Shirts

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Twist

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Virtual Pets

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Wacky Packages

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Waterbed

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Yo-Yos

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Zoot Suits