What ever happened to Gotye? What about the classic, can’t-put-’em-down fidget spinners?

These and other trends seemed to have swooped in, took a hold of our culture, and then POOF! gone.

Reddit users feel the same way and recently reminisced about the fads and trends we almost forgot!

10. The best dying trend ever

“Google glass was the next big thing, then it just died”


9. This trend disturbed parents and teachers

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“Those rubber bracelets teenagers would wear that apparently had to do with sex. I hope someone knows what I’m talking about.”


8. This is a winner

“Water beds. Watching media from the ‘80s and you’d think they were in every home.”


7. EmmalouEsq with a two-fer

“Jelly shoes. AND Using 20 to 30 tiny butterfly clips to accent hair styles. Those little clips did nothing but become hazards once dropped on the floor.


6. I miss these

“Personalized ringtones. I rarely hear anyone with custom ringtones now”


5. 8Beers brought back my childhood

“Being older, I’m gonna go with Cabbage Patch Kids. I remember seeing moms about to brawl with each other over those damn things. Remember, each doll was different so it wasn’t just grabbing one off the shelf and being satisfied that you got one, people wanted to pick through every one on the shelf and find the one they liked the best. If two women saw the same one at the same time, oh boy here we go.”

– 8Beers

4. Anyone regret doing this?

“Tramp stamps, if you were around 18 between 1998 to 2004. Source: graduated high school in 2001, and have a butterfly on my lower back.”


3. Neat13Chaos brings the epic trends list!

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“Fidget spinners, planking, mannequin challenge, Harlem shake, any meme older than 2 weeks”


2. This trend would have made for a lot of lazy people.


“Segways were going to CHANGE THE WORLD!!!”


1. What did happen to these?


“I had a yellow livestrong in sophomore yr 2007 because I just wanted to follow the trends I had no idea it meant anything like this. Damn do I feel awkward now.”


No matter what your age, trends and fads have come and gone making this list go on forever!

What were your favorites? Let us know in the comments!