Trends come and go like seasons change, and while some trends today are hated, ridiculed, and shoved into the deepest and darkest corner of history, others manage to win us over and evoke a sense of nostalgia when we come across them once more. There are also those cool things that explode and go huge, spreading across the globe like wildfire and everyone, including your grandma, knows about it. And then they seemingly jump off the planet and disappear into oblivion. No one even remembers they happened.

Since the decade of 2010s, we had quite a handful of fads like that, and despite being either loved or hated, no one seems to remember or talk about them anymore (except maybe for that one kid who refuses to let go of his fidget spinner collection).

Bored Panda has collected a blast from the past - some of the best trends that were huge in the last decade and then suddenly completely died off like a pretty butterfly. But hey, that’s the internet, right? Oh, and don’t forget to tell us about your favorite (or most hated) trend in the comment section!

#1

What Does The Fox Say?

What Does The Fox Say?

TVNorge , nsajirah2 Report

Thisleton Woodrow Amadeus Tunt
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh dear god no. Not again. Ever.

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#2

Farmville

Farmville

See-ming Lee , scarletwitchlasagna Report

MrChabster
Community Member
9 months ago

i miss farmville

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For example, planking, like many other weird things that became trendy, pushed people to take something very simple and make it as unusual as possible. As the trend gained traction, many "plankers" found more and more ridiculous places to place themselves, like in the luggage area of a plane or on top of a McDonald's sign.

#3

People Freaking Out About The End Of The World In 2012 According To The Mayan Calendar

People Freaking Out About The End Of The World In 2012 According To The Mayan Calendar

geralt , Nurpus Report

Madzdad the bard
Community Member
9 months ago

Well, it was, but the Doctor saved us all!

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#4

The Cup Song From Pitch Perfect

The Cup Song From Pitch Perfect

Universal Pictures , perrichag Report

Bell Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

Little kids were always so envious of you if you knew how to do it

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Many of the popular trends from the 2010s involved games. With the rise of mobile apps such games like Fruit Ninja and Flappy Bird quickly garnered enormous attention and while those were eventually forgotten, some of the apps still have remaining user bases. The explosion of Pokemon Go in 2016 resulted in a previously unprecedented phenomenon where millions of people went outside to play the game. And although the original hype died down, the game is still relatively popular despite the general public's absence of interest.

#5

The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge

tenz1225 , cloudsinmycoffe Report

Bell Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

Athletes do the ice bucket challenge regularly xD

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#6

"Keep Calm And ____" Signs

"Keep Calm And ____" Signs

Neil Theasby , MpegEVIL Report

Community Member
9 months ago

I used to hate those signs with a passion

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#7

The Harlem Shake

The Harlem Shake

greyloch , TheBloviator Report

MoonBeam
Community Member
9 months ago

That was just so fun. I remember being at a comic con and people who didn't know each other, just let loose and got silly :)

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#8

Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja

Halfbrick Studios Report

Community Member
9 months ago

I used to love this game!

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#9

The Dress Color Thing

The Dress Color Thing

WeirdoOnFire Report

Thisleton Woodrow Amadeus Tunt
Community Member
9 months ago

I see blue and black, but cannot remember what other people were seeing?

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#10

Mustache-Themed Everything

Mustache-Themed Everything

Janet , pantheon_panther Report

Night Owl
Community Member
9 months ago

I think that has to do something with "Movember". From wikipedia: Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movember

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#11

Nyan Cat

Nyan Cat

Rob Bulmahn , vote4pedroo Report

Night Owl
Community Member
9 months ago

Isn't that much older than the 2010; or does it only feel that way to me?

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#12

Planking

Planking

Donkey100 , Neat13Chaos Report

Thisleton Woodrow Amadeus Tunt
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh PLANKing....the other thing that ends in anking is very much still popular....

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#13

Harambe Memes

Harambe Memes

RedGazelle15 , MLGJustSmokeW33D Report

darubyprincess
Community Member
9 months ago

the ape that started the area 51 raid. rip

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#14

Rainbow Loom

Rainbow Loom

dulamas Report

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
9 months ago

Um... This has been around since like at least the '80's

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#15

People Yelling "Yolo" Or "Swag" Every Other Word

People Yelling "Yolo" Or "Swag" Every Other Word

Nan Palmero , Purpleburstblackmoon Report

SashaAlexandra
Community Member
9 months ago

YOLO tattoos is the new tribal or chinese ones))

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#16

Crackled Nail Polish

Crackled Nail Polish

DIYNailArtDesigns , chickennugget103 Report

athornedrose
Community Member
9 months ago

i actually liked this. i miss it

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#17

Segways

Segways

goodfreephotos , wastingtoomuchthyme Report

Thisleton Woodrow Amadeus Tunt
Community Member
9 months ago

The inventor dies after he fell off a cliff while riding one.

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#18

Making Movie Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels

Making Movie Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels

Lionsgate , attackontighten Report

Cherie of Numenor
Community Member
9 months ago

Nothing wrong with this....

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#19

Duck Lips

Duck Lips

Wendy Berry , Purpleburstblackmoon Report

Sterrinatu
Community Member
9 months ago

This has not gone away.

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#20

Silly Bandz

Silly Bandz

Melinda Shelton Report

Molly Universe
Community Member
9 months ago

Dude these WERE my 2nd grade year.

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#21

Every Popular Song Getting An Alvin And The Chipmunks Cover

Every Popular Song Getting An Alvin And The Chipmunks Cover

thetwitchingone Report

Jakub Koziorek
Community Member
9 months ago

Who's getting a best head?

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#22

Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners

needpix , Neat13Chaos Report

Bell Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

Fidget spinners were more 2017....

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#23

The Mannequin Challenge

The Mannequin Challenge

Husam Abualshaikh , Neat13Chaos Report

GoodWolf
Community Member
9 months ago

The what?

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#24

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go

Eduardo Woo , PhantomHavok Report

MoonBeam
Community Member
9 months ago

Plenty of people still play this daily

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#25

Going Out Dressed As Clowns With A Weapon And Scare People

Going Out Dressed As Clowns With A Weapon And Scare People

Famartin , Darkmaster666666 Report

M.J.
Community Member
9 months ago

That freaked me out a lot. Hate clowns.

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#26

Cinnamon Challenge

Cinnamon Challenge

TheDeliciousLife , SomethingIr0nic Report

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
9 months ago

"challenges" need to fuck off all together

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#27

Yanny Or Laurel Audio

Yanny Or Laurel Audio

AsapSCIENCE Report

Thisleton Woodrow Amadeus Tunt
Community Member
9 months ago

Ummmm what?

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#28

The Panama Papers

The Panama Papers

geralt , Holy_Grapes Report

Bill
Community Member
9 months ago

How come this never went anywhere?

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#29

Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird

BagoGames , What_on_Loyola Report

Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
9 months ago

Flappy bird. The world's main cause of death for phones during its short lifespan...

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#30

Bean Bag Chairs

Bean Bag Chairs

Your Best Digs , Aquarius20111 Report

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
9 months ago

um... again around since like forever....

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#31

MLG Meme Video Edits

MLG Meme Video Edits

skidd_ Report

darubyprincess
Community Member
9 months ago

These still sorta exist

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#32

Hoverboards

Hoverboards

IOCHIC Hoverboard , _damned Report

BusLady
Community Member
9 months ago

They don't work over water, silly.

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#33

The Bird Box Challenge

The Bird Box Challenge

Netflix Report

Guy MacGregor
Community Member
9 months ago

Never heard of it

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#34

Kony 2012

Kony 2012

Smurfandbuffalo , hottestofpockets Report

Bell Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

Sorry what is this?

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#35

Those Bracelets That Made You More Stable / Balanced Or Pulled Toxins Out Of Your Wrist

Those Bracelets That Made You More Stable / Balanced Or Pulled Toxins Out Of Your Wrist

Youthwaters , cloverrmatt Report

R L
Community Member
9 months ago

And yet it has a 'Buy Now' link underneath. Gimmick.

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