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.
RIP Gary Dahl, father of the Pet Rock. I wonder if his tombstone will be a grandchild or nephew.
… It was forty years ago today, Erno Rubik built a game to play… Enough of the Beatles flashback. Yes, forty years ago today, Erno Rubik created the Rubik’s Cube, one of the most popular and enduring of all fads. Take a look at the Rubik’s Cube profile.
Thank you for visiting the Bad Fads Museum. While the name of this site is BAD FADS, please note that this is neither an indictment nor an endorsement of any of the fads mentioned. As you know, during the ’70s the word “bad” could alternately mean “good!” Thus, this site was created to take a […]
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