Fads come and go over the years, and these are some you may remember from the past. See how many you can relate to on this list of 10 forgotten fads that rose to fame in the 1970s.
The ‘Blacklight Poster’ was the coolest wall decor ever. It was printed with inks that made it shine when used with a black light invented in 1903. One of the most fabulous wearable fads was ‘Mood Rings.’ The ring contains a mood stone that changes colors based on the temperature of the finger it is on.
Another fad was ‘Fondue,’ which is melted cheese served in a communal pot over a portable stove. It started in Switzerland and came to America in the 1960s. Perhaps you remember ‘Earth Shoes,’ invented by a Danish yoga instructor in 1957. The sole was thinner than the heel causing a person to walk heel downward, like walking in the sand.
The famous figure skater Dorothy Hamill took the world by storm in the mid-70s with her impressive moves on the ice. However, her hairstyle was even more famous. The wedge cut became famous for girls who wanted the ‘Short and sassy’ look.
The ‘Puka Shell’ necklace featured shells from Hawaii. The seashell comes from a sea snail and features a naturally occurring hole in the middle, making it perfect for necklaces. The ‘Bell-Bottom’ pants craze was big in the 1970s, but it actually dates back to flared jeans in the 19th century in the U.S. Navy. Also, in the 70s, the most famous wall hanging was the ‘Farrah Fawcett’ poster. Farrah, in her red swimsuit, sold more than 12 million copies!
A sleeping fad that came and went was the waterbed. It was first used for medical therapies in the 19th century. The modern version started in the 70s and became popular in the 1980s, taking up to 20 percent of the bed sales in America.
Another cool fad was the ‘Lava Lamp.’ Created in 1963, the lamp contains special colored wax inside a glass vessel, and when heated, it rises to make cool blobs. These 70s fads were a big hit with consumers, and you might still find them around today if you look hard enough.