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Bad Fads Museum


Pet Rocks, mood rings, goldfish swallowing, and telephone booth stuffing. These are just a few of the pop-culture phenomena highlighted by the Bad Fads Museum, an online collection of curious crazes.

Visit the site to relive some of the glorious, gaudy, and downright odd fads of the twentieth century. Categories such as Collectibles, Events, Fashion, and Hobbies make it easy to browse for your favourite fads or ones that passed you by. The website also raises the question: what fads of today will land on the site in the future? Celebrity podcasts? Superhero movies? Yoni eggs? Shopkins? Mushroom coffee? There is no shortage of potential nominees.

Humans create some pretty interesting things. Bad Fads Museum offers us a chance to laugh at ourselves and our society’s peculiar pursuits.


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