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    Irrational crazes and manias

    As I mentioned earlier today in the other thread about historical (pre-Covid) lockdowns, I have started this thread about seemingly irrational crazes and manias that have abounded over the years.

    Of course we had the great toilet roll panic-buying earlier this year back in March, and we had the Nutella chocolate spread riots in France in early 2018, which interestingly weren't repeated here in the UK, thank God.

    Can anyone think of any others (ultimately post-1945)?

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    Tetris! The music alone is an ear worm.

    I can remember my childhood days when we did the same over collecting cards. And remember Trolls?
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    Rubiks bloody cube. (1980s)

    Had to take all the stickers off to crack it!

    As brain melting as it was, it did come in handy as a missile to launch at annoying brothers...
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    oh my l remember clackers two yellow balls on a piece of string that you pointlessly banged together banged my knuckles more times than l can remember, but l was addicted to them l was a sad child 🤣 xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRS STRESS ED View Post
    oh my l remember clackers two yellow balls on a piece of string that you pointlessly banged together banged my knuckles more times than l can remember, but l was addicted to them l was a sad child 藍 xx
    This made me laugh out loud. I'm such a child.
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    I collected World Cup Coins..and football stickers! Does anyone remember the game of "jacks" or am I too ancient?

    My daughter was into Pokemon with a vengeance and Panini sticker books in general..There used to be a "dealer" in Woking and vast amounts of pennies were spent in the search for Mew! She also was into collecting those freebie plastic toys in cereal packets but wouldn't tolerate duplicates so the tension was awful when the packet was opened!

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    Re: Irrational crazes and manias

    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    Does anyone remember the game of "jacks" or am I too ancient?
    I remember those bad boys, so if you're ancient, so am I.

    My daughter was into Pokemon
    Two of my kids are fluent in Pokemon (the autistics surprisingly enough) Youngest can literally name every Pokemon there is - what they evolve into, what they have for their tea etc

    Did you know that the Pokemon creator is autistic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post
    This made me laugh out loud. I'm such a child.
    I'm glad it gave you a laugh 🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoraB View Post
    I remember those bad boys, so if you're ancient, so am I.



    Two of my kids are fluent in Pokemon (the autistics surprisingly enough) Youngest can literally name every Pokemon there is - what they evolve into, what they have for their tea etc

    Did you know that the Pokemon creator is autistic?

    And also mega rich now! No I didn't know but he has a lot to answer for!

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