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The craziest fads!

From the 1920s to 2000s we list all of the craziest fads that have come and gone. Go back a few decades and read about the silly to serious fads that helped change our society and create a pop-culture.

Want to know which fads your parents experienced? What about the ones you experienced yourself? Maybe you will start a new fad yourself after reading some of the following crazy fads

Flagpole Sitting - This fad became a popular spectator sport. It was started by a pro stuntman who eventually set the world record at 49 days.

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Stamp Collecting - With the help of President Roosevelt and less income to spend on leisure due to the depression, this fad became popular.

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Swallowing Goldfish - A fad that was very popular among college students and drew crowds of spectators who wanted to witness this.

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Hula Hoop - One of the biggest fads of all time is the hula-hoop, invented in 1957, by an Australian. The name came from the Hawaiian dance.

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Tie Dye T-shirts- Nothing said 'psychedelia' better than the rainbow explosion of swirling colors and bold designs of the ancient art of tie-dye.

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Streaking- The craze of taking off all clothes and running across the field at major sporting events.


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Video Arcades- There are many arcades now, but during the 80s, they were the "in" place to hangout.


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Tattoos - Previously, people would get a tattoo to stand out, but in the 90's people were inking up with tattoos to blend in.

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Pocket Bikes - Smaller and slower version of a motorcycle. Illegal to drive almost everywhere but people still buy them.

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