25 Things People Actually Believed In The 90’s

The world is a lot different than it used to be. That goes without saying. These days it seems like ...

The world is a lot different than it used to be. That goes without saying. These days it seems like everything just moves so fast. The 90’s almost seems like a different century. Wait a minute…yes, it seems fitting for a list such as this. They really were a different century. So much has changed since then. The clothes you wore to high school? No longer cool. The things you collected? No longer cool. The music you listened to? No longer cool. It’s all different now! So if you want to catch up, we’re here for you. That’s what we get paid for – imparting extremely trivial knowledge on to our readers, viewers, and listeners.

Today is going to a marvelous trip back through history. All those things that are no longer cool, no longer true, or just no longer exist…that’s what we’re going to be looking at. There may be some nostalgia, but there may also be some relief. Seriously, who ever thought that Beanie Babies were a good idea? Those stuffed little critters turned every other mom into a rabid stuffed critter collector. Okay, over exaggeration, but jokes aside, these are 25 Things People Actually Believed In The 90’s.

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25

The future would be better than the past

The future would be better than the past

Image: Buck via Flickr

From the end of the Cold War right up until 9/11, the 1990’s boom made western civilization think that everything would just keep getting better. That optimism was short-lived.

24

The housing market can only go up

The housing market can only go up

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Or down.

23

That babies wouldn't remember anything anyway, so we shouldn't use anesthesia

That babies wouldn't remember anything anyway, so we shouldn't use anesthesia

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Although anesthesia is always dangerous, research began to show that operating on fully conscious babies was not a good idea.

22

One day you would take your kids to Blockbuster

One day you would take your kids to Blockbuster

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Or you would just watch Netflix. That’s cool, too.

21

When you grow up you, won't just walk around with a calculator in your pocket

When you grow up you won't just walk around with a calculator in your pocket

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Said every math teacher ever.

20

You need to learn cursive. In college everything will be in cursive.

You need to learn cursive. In college everything will be in cursive.

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Said every English teacher ever.

19

Only weirdos thought the government was tracking us.

Only weirdos thought the government was tracking us

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Only weirdos think the government isn’t tracking us.

18

You would never be able to fill up more than 512mb

You would never be able to fill up more than 512mb

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When Google announced Gmail with 1GB of storage in 2004, people thought it was an April Fools joke.

17

Beanie Babies were a good investment, and they would make you rich

Beanie Babies were a good investment and they would make you rich

Image: Housing Works Thrift Shops via Flickr, Source: wikipedia

They were cute though.

16

That Jeeves would always be there to answer questions

That Jeeves would always be there to answer questions

Image: search-engine-land via Flickr, Source: wikipedia

Google handled that.

15

IT means job for life

IT means job for life

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The IT industry has always favored younger workers. The skill set just changes too quickly.

 

Interested in learning more about the 90’s or reliving your childhood? Here are 25 reasons you know you grew up in the 90’s.

14

Body wash is for women

Body wash is for women

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Some of the early Old Spice bottles even had phrases like “Won’t wash away testosterone” on them.

13

The food pyramid

The food pyramid

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In 2011, it was updated to MyPlate (the Harvard version is better though).

12

Birds are not dinosaurs

Birds are not dinosaurs

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Birds are dinosaurs.

11

Phones would keep getting smaller

Phones would keep getting smaller

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Until they disappeared.

10

Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis

Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis

Image: youtube, Source: wikipedia

If anybody still believes this, tell them to look up Donald Unger.

9

That mini-discs were the future of music

That mini-discs were the future of music

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They were gone faster than you could say “iPod.”

8

That Apple would go bankrupt

That Apple would go bankrupt

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Rolling Stone article in 1996 – The Rise and Fall of Apple Inc.

7

Africanized honey bees were going to take over the country

Africanized honey bees were going to take over the country

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It seemed like every documentary about bees ended with the apocalypse.

6

That cell phones would blow up gas stations

That cell phones would blow up gas stations

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Yes, the stickers are still on the pumps, and many people still believe this, but no, mobile phones will not ignite the gas station. There has never been a verifiable case of this happening (other than sensational news stories and youtube videos). Researchers have not found a legitimate way to re-create a gas station explosion with a cell phone, so if you do,you might win an Ig Noble Prize or something. And a Darwin Award.

Note: Static from your clothing is more likely to ignite the pump

5

Parents need to check their kids' Halloween candy for poison

Parents need to check their kids' halloween candy for poison

Image: wikipedia, Source: reddit

All because of some creepy dude who made the news.

4

That getting a degree will land you a good job

That getting a degree will land you a good job

Source: reddit

More like a lot of debt.

3

That Starter Jackets were cool

That Starter Jackets were cool

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You could get mugged for one of these.

2

Y2K would end the world, and planes would fall from the sky

Y2K would end the world and planes would fall from the sky

Source: wikipedia

Nothing happened.

1

Pluto is a planet

Pluto is a planet

Source: wikipedia

Not any more.

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