CRAZY FADS 1920-2000




Stickball
Hood Ornaments
Zoot Suits
Slinky
Moving to the suburbs
Swallowing Goldfish
Pea Shooters
Johnny on a Pony
Stoop Ball
Stamp Collecting
Miniature Golf
Betty Boop
Monopoly
Drive-in Theater
The Zipper
Mandatory Hats
Gambling
Board Games
Radio Shows
Peter Pan Peanut butter
Swing Dancing
Bright Red Lipstick
Dance Marathons
Pez
Cloche hat
Mahjongg
Freudianism
Flappers
Conk hairdo
Flagpole Sitting
Magic 8-Ball
Kilroy Was Here
Bobby soxer
Fadoras
Pea shooters
Two toned shoes
Jewelry Broaches
Dates at the Soda Fountain
Suburban living
Red lipstick
Jitter bug
Bubble gum blowing contests
Tutti-frutti (food)
Slinky
Hokey Pokey
Come as you are parties / Pajama parties
Bridge parties




Colored streamers for bicycle handlebars
baseball cards in your bike's wheel spokes (to make a fwap-fwap sound)
TV Dinners
Drive-in theaters
Panty Raids
Letter Sweaters
Jukeboxes
Fins and chrome on cars
Abstract expressionism
Diners
Teenyboppers
DA Haircut
Blue suede loafers
Bunny hop
Sock Hops
Gumby
Quiff hairdo
Kit-Cat Klock
Flat tops
Tupperware
The Boomerang
Carhop (waiter/waitress on rollerskates)
Elvis
Silly Putty
Bazooka Joe
TV Dinners
Tiki culture
Spud Guns
Sideburns
Whiffle ball
Bubble Gum Cigars
Hokey Pokey
Saddle Shoes
Beehive hair
Fast food
Chicken Dance
Watching for flying saucers
Pompadour hairdo
Beanie (cap)
Scrabble
Frisbees
Mr. Potato Head
Hula Hoop
Blue jeans
Blackjack Chewing Gum
Poodle cut hairdo
Pez
Paint-by-number
Hopalong Cassidy guns
Coonskin Caps
Creepers (shoes)
Disneyland
3D Movies
Davy Crockett
Poodle Skirts
Neon signs
Droodle (cartoon)
The Red Scare / Commies
Cinch belts
Telephone Booth Stuffing
James Dean
TV tray
Crew Cuts
Legos
Ant Farms
Slinky



American Bandstand
Lava Lamps
Hair Ironing
Twister (game)
Motown Sound
Surfing
Bellbottom Pants
Mood Rings
White gloves
Flower power
Platform Shoes
Counter culture
Nehru jackets
Woodstock Festival
Afros
The Smothers Brothers
Men wearing beads
GI Joe
Baby boomer
Klackers. Click Clacks, Klappers, Klik Klaks
The women's movement / Women's lib
The Beatles
Summer of Love
Granny Glasses
LSD usage
Slogan Buttons
Coco Chanel
Oleg Cassini gowns
Hell's Angels
Doll-like makeup
Bubble Chair
Peasant skirts
Black Lights
Macram鍊Sea monkeys
Twist (dance)
Space hopper (kangaroo ball)
Pop art
Hippie beads
Miniskirts
The Ed Sullivan Show
Slot Cars
Granny dresses
British Invasion (music)
Superballs
Sit-in movement
Laugh-In
Minidress, minicoat, minipants
The mod look
The Mickey Mouse Club
Coloring books for adults
James Bond and spy movies
Tanning cream
Hippies
Gum wrapper chain
Wide belts
Hip hugger pants
Legalized Marijuana Movement
Bouffant Hairdo
Drive-in theaters
Bouncy ball
Psychedelic
Balsa Wood Airplanes
The space program
Frilly shirts
Wearing eyeglasses with no lenses in them.
Beach parties/beach movies
Boogaloo
Drive-in theater
Banana Seats on Bicycles
Chinese fire drill
Telstar / Satellites
Unisex clothing
Troll Dolls
The Twist (dance craze)
Fallout Shelters
Turtlenecks
Ouija Boards
Equal Rights Amendment
Chunky shoes
Bobcat vests
Jello
Go-Go boots
Clunky wooden jewelry
Paisley (design)
Ball Chair
Rickie Tickie Stickers
Smiley faces
Bright ties
Leisure suits
Tie-dye
Yo-yos
Army/Navy surplus
The "Jackie Kennedy look"
Peace sign
Love Beads
A single strand of pearls
Chanel suits
Flower children
Scully (a game with bottle caps)
Peace Symbol
Latin boogaloo
Barbie Dolls
Women wearing long straight hair
Twiggy - boyish figure, cropped hair
Pin-striped jumpsuits




Muscle Cars (Trans Am / Camaro)
Star Wars action figures
Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific
CB Radios and CB radio sayings ( like "breaker, breaker" and "That's a 10-4 good buddy")
Acupuncture
Creepy Crawlers
Streakers
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Leisure Suits
Play-Doh
Platform Shoes
Dorothy Hamil haircuts
Flower Power
Mopeds
Spirograph
Primal Scream Therapy
Big Wheels
Silly songs (like Kung Fu Fighting, the Streak, Convoy, etc.)
Keep on Truckin'
Earth Day
The Hustle (dance)
Perms for men
String Art
Polyester
Banana-seat bikes
Slip n' Slide
Mood rings
Mr. Whipple ("Please don't squeeze the Charmin")
Legos
UFOs
Bean Bag chairs
Pong (and Atari and held video games)
Silly String
Boop On hairstyles
Rockem Sockem Robots
Happy Days (TV Show)
Silly Putty
tetherball
Abba
Disco Music
Lava Lamps
beer can collecting
Amway Distributors
Strobe Lights
sea monkeys
Etch-a-Sketch
Billy Bear
Lite Brite
Magic 8-Ball
Light shows for your room
Toga parties
Charlie's Angels
View-Master
Mad Libs
Women wearing men's clothing (inspired by the movie Annie Hall)
Cork Pop Guns
Air Hockey
Hitchhiking
8-Track Tape Player
peace banadanas
Hot Wheels
Yahtzee
Barbie
Nylon jogging suits
Bell bottom pants
Wizzers
Fondue pots
Shag Rugs
Matchbox Cars
Everyone lighting a match at rock concerts,
Tang
Hardy Boys
Weaving looms
Stretch Armstrong
Spin-Art
Battleship
Glass Eating
Glitter
Baseball Cards
Pop Rocks
Hot Pants
feathered hair/bangs
Purses for men
Farrah Faucet hair
Radios in unusual shapes and forms
The Dunkin Yo-Yo
Mutton chop side burns
Holly Hobbie greeting cards & collectibles
45 record singles
Operation
Slime
Nerf
hopscotch
Stridex pads and Clearasil
Dashboard Hula Girls
English Leather aftershave
Black lights
Not showering
Model kits
Paisley Shirts
Earth Shoes
Mexican Jumping Beans
smiley face stickers
Afros
Key parties
Pet Rocks
Easy Bake Oven
Sand art
Telephone Booth stuffing
Twister
Crayons
Pukka shell necklaces
The Bicentennial
Socks with toes
Sea Monkeys
Crockpots and toaster ovens
whiffle balls
Hi-Fi
Waterbeds



Atari
Roos (Kangaroo tennis shoes)
Legwarmers worn over jeans
charm necklaces
Yo-Yo Sandals
jeans with the zippers up the legs
Aqua Net Hairspray
The British Invasion (U2, Duran Duran, Culture Club, A-Ha, etc)
Swatch Watches
Apple Computers
Rubik's Cube
Strawberry Shortcake
Guys with one earring
Care Bears
Slinky
Jelly Shoes
Simon (the game)
Shasta soda
Neon (clothings, bracelets, signs, etc.)
Scrunch Socks
Spandex
Schoolhouse Rock
Friendship Bracelets
Josie and the Pussycats
HOT stickers
Sock Sweat Bands
Mullets and Rat tails (long strip of hair in back of neck)
Slap Bracelets
Mohawks
Dungeons and Dragons
Hanging out at Video Arcades
Trapper Keepers
Big Hair Bows
Brat Pack
Bandana tied around one's leg
Popples
Ripped jeans
Smurfs
BBS (Bulletin Board Systems - Kind of like the Internet but text based )
Chuck E. Cheese
"Word"
Where's the Beef
Hershey Kiss Lip Gloss
Valley Girl talk
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Teddy Ruxpin
Penny Loafers
Weird Al
American Gladiators
Lip Smackers
Garfield
Goatee Beards
WWF Wrestling
Vans Tennis Shoes
Judy Blume books
Big Hair with lots of hairspray (including glam/hair metal bands)
Break Dancing
Brightly colored feather roach clips in hair
Denim Jackets
Muppet Babies
Michael Jackon type glitter gloves
Paint Pens
Ouija Boards
Having your collar up
Pac-Man
Lace fingerless gloves (like Madonna wore)
Feathered Hair
Jazzercise
California Raisins
Crush soda pop
Miami Vice Fashion
Weeble Wobbles
Skater Hair Cuts (lopsided haircuts)
Rainbow Brite
Hello Kitty
Koosh Balls
Wacky WallWalker
Duck-tails
Nintendo
Connect Four
Scratch 'n Sniff Stickers
Leveraged Buyouts
Skateboarding
Sticker Collections and Albums
Slip 'n Slide
Gucci
Catsuits
"Just Say No"
Trivial Pursuit
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Tupperware Parties
Chia Pets
Alfred E.Neuman
Roller Skating Rinks
Parachute Pants
Hacky-Sack
Sleeveless shirts
"Psyche!"
Sony Walkmans
Tetherball
Remote Control Cars
Pop Rocks
"Members Only" jackets
New Wave music
John Hughes Movies (Sixteen Candles, Breakfest Club, etc.)
Horror Movies (Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, etc.),
Boom Boxes / Ghetto Blasters
ESP
Big Shoulder Pads
The KGB
He-Man
Pee Wee Herman
Polaroid cameras
Bomb disaster drills at schools
Cabbage Patch Dolls
Garbage Pail Kids
Army Ants
The Preppy look
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Ghost-hunting
"Totally awsome!"
My Little Pony
Crocodile Dundee Hats
Sweater on Waist
'Baby on Board' Signs
Moonwalking
Doc Marten Lace-Up Shoes (army boots)
Beauty Moles




spandex shorts
Pokemon
Grunge music and fashion
Koosh Balls
Saved By The Bell
The Macarena
American Gladiators
Extreme sports
Gigapets / Tomogatchi
Trapper Keeper
The Waif Look
Tamagotchi
Spuds MacKenzie
Push Pops
Bowl cut
Beanies (caps/hats)
Stoner and slacker humor (Beavis and Butthead, Bill and Ted?s Excellent Adventure, etc.)
Discman
Multi-colored silk shirts
Wide leg jeans
Radio Disney
Dr. Martens
Oprah's Book Club
V-Chips (for TVs)
Overalls
Chat Rooms
Girl Power
Car air fresheners
Street Fighter
What would Jesus do?
Hypercolor (clothing that changed color with heat)
Eight ball leather jacket
Pogs
Psych!
Polly Pocket Toys
Hip-Hop Fashion
I've fallen and I can't get up!
Mortal Kombat games
Claw vending machine
Hi-top fade
Tickle Me Elmo
SUV's
Clackers
Slammer Whammers



High School Musical
YouTube
mini skirts with leggings
skinny jeans
iPods
American Idol
Emo Music & Emo Style
Suped Up Cars (like on Pimp My Ride)
Flare Jeans
Blogging
The phrase, "That's Hot" (made famous by Paris Hilton)
Napolean Dynamite
William Hung
Wide skate shoes with fat laces
Mentos and Coke
High School Musical
Dance Dance Revolution
Wikis
Robotic Pets
The Big Mouth Billy Bass
Metrosexuality
Reality TV Shows
Atkins / Low Carb Diets
Snoop Dogg speak
Numa Numa Web Video
Energy Drinks (Red Bull, Full Throttle, Monster Energy, etc.).
Razor Scooters
Dragonball Z (2000 - 2002?)[7]
Texas hold 'em Poker
Webkinz
Tivo / DVR
Fantasy Leagues
Speed Dating
Flash Mobs
Thongs
Text messaging
Uggs (boots)
Vanilla Coke
Hannah Montana
Oversized sunglasses
Ring Tones
Gel pens
Hybrid cars
TV/DVD screens in cars
Using Online Slang In Speech (OMG, BRB, etc.)
Crocs (shoes)
Pocket Bikes
The Million Dollar Homepage and pixel advertising
Bluetooth
World of Warcraft
Jared the Subway Guy
P2P File Sharing (Napster, Kaaza, etc.)
LiveSTRONG yellow wristbands (to support the fight against cancer)
The Da Vinci Code
Low Rise Jeans
Geocaching
US flags on cars
Wireless Camera Phones
Bratz Dolls
Craigslist
Lonelygirl15
Botox
Social Networks (MySpace.com/Facebook.com)
Vlogs (bideo blogs)
Sudoku puzzles



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A brief history of fad diets 

I’d like to start off by giving you a brief history of fad diets.  Our generation is definitely not the first to be obsessed with crazy ways to lose weight quickly and easily. 
In 1820, Lord Byron made the vinegar diet popular.  He supposedly lost 60 pounds by dousing his food with vinegar, but some think this man actually suffered from an eating disorder.
If you think the low-carb diet is new, you’re wrong.  It first appeared in the year 1825 in the book The Physiology of Taste, and was repeated later by Banting in 1963.  In fact, the name “Banting” became a popular term for dieting.  

In 1903, The “Great Masticator”, Horace Fletcher, promoted a very original term “Fletcherizing”, which means chewing your food 32 times (once for each tooth).

Calorie counting was introduced way back in 1917 by Lulu Hunt Peters in her book Diet and Health with Key to Calories.

Other crazy diets include the Cigarette diet of 1925, with its infamous motto “Reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet”, the Cabbage Soup and Grapefruit or Hollywood diet of 1950,  the Sleeping Beauty Diet (which involves being heavily sedated for days), and the Tapeworm diet (wherein you ingest a capsule that causes weight loss. The only side effect is the tapeworm roaming around your intestines).  Ok, I hope it’s clear now that we’ve been hooked on the silly idea of dieting for way too long!

Our society seems attracted to these diet gimmicks.  We buy into the promise of rapid weight loss. We’re lured by rigid rules and food restrictions.  Maybe we even feel special when we follow a certain diet and use it as an excuse to restrict our food intake.  Are we addicted to dieting? Most assuredly!