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It's pretty ironic to think just how short-lived YOLO was.

So many aspects of popular culture are mere flashes in the pan.

We buy things for way too much to wear them for a summer. We learn particular dances before Homecoming to make sure we're not out of the loop.

We even become passionate about particular philosophies for only a hot second.

It can be valuable to take a moment to reflect on those bizarre trends that we took to like a youth cult. It's humbling to reflect on how impressionable and dumb we all used to be.

GyapaetusWeed asked, "What is a weird trend that existed that everyone forgot about?"

Easy Storage

"That period in the late 90's and early 00's where neon inflatable furniture was popular." -- smcsleazy

"Two dudes in my dorm got a bunch of those things, stuck Velcro on the bottom and on the ceiling, and had easy chairs that stashed completely out of the way when they weren't in use. F***ing brilliant." -- dustyrags

Artistic Process 

"That era during the 2000s/early 2010s when every popular song got an Alvin and the chipmunks cover. Still can't believe we survived that." -- Teerevolve

"That's on a 30 year cycle. 1950's: original chipmunks have albums and puppet appearances."

"1980's: Saturday morning cartoon (actually pretty good) done by the original guys son."

"2000's also the son's property, but I think he licensed it instead of doing it himself."

"Keep an eye out for a revival on whatever people are into in 2030 or so." -- mike_d85

A Good Year for Dads 

"The weird obsession with mustaches in 2013 or whatever year it was" -- antictrash

"Don't forget bacon, the default subs were all mustaches and bacon back then" -- KargonBloodrich

"My son was born that year and his uncle bought him a binky with a mustache on it at Spencer's. He looked hilarious." -- jebzz12

The Single Best Trend for Core Training 

"Planking. That trend where people would post pictures lying down in odd places." -- PlayerObscured

"My favorite example of this was one of someone lying across the humps on a McDonalds sign." -- BlueManedHawk

"I still remember when our high school history teacher would be doing the latest trend pose when we came into class."

"As we'd walk in, he'd be planking or Tebowing on his desk. Sounds cringey, but we all had a good laugh." -- Heruuna

A Blast From the Past About a Blast From the Past 

"When swing music and swing dancing was really popular for like 6 months in 1998." -- Clintman

"That damn gap commercial with Jump Jive and Wail caused me to buy a $95 pair of khakis that I didn't need" -- krezgobop

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing..." -- ACorania

Viral Promises 

"KONY 2012" -- wanderingtraveler3

"What a fever dream. Wow." -- shadow_upvoter

"You know, I was sold on their campaign. I even guest wrote on my friend's blog defending it and how people should just shut up if they have nothing nice to say."

"And then the dude who started it ran around naked and that was the end of that." -- Fishwhocantswim

Worldwide Beehive 

"The vuvuzela. Everyone had one of those 10 years ago." -- crayul

"Yep. During World Cup in 2010." -- BigBucs731

"We had a girl in University we called Vuvuzela because she was excessively loud and extremely annoying." -- Deswizard

Too Big Too Fast 

"Those creepy clowns showing up everywhere in 2016" -- PMME_ur_lovely_boobs

"A simpler time" -- tRonHD

"They soon stopped when people started beating them up and running them over en mass." -- Adrasos

"The heroes we need today" -- AmadouShabag

Worth the Occasional Snag on a Locker 

"In middle school, guys would wear extra long belts and it would dangle off to the side." -- NotThisNonsense

"Popped collars and Abercrombie and Fitch. That phase of high school was interesting. At least 3-6 Mafia gave us a a song about it." -- xcelllz

Laying in Wait 

"As a Goodwill employee I can assure you that none of these trends are really gone, they're just $2.99 on a back shelf" -- FolkloreAndVillains

"I find it very reassuring that I can go to Goodwill and find something that cheaply to remind me of yesteryear." -- CrustyBatchOfNature

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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