Phone Booth Stuffing
The panties would then be paraded around the campus. As mixed dormitories became the norm (and I suspect women gained more of a sense of self respect) this fad died out. It cannot be imagined that this fad could ever be rekindled without the launching of a million lawsuits.
The Bunny Hop
The Ant Farm
Most of the ant farms contained a coupon which had to be sent through the post and by return the customer would get the ants. Although the formicariums of today are much more sophisticated than the fifties versions, this ‘toy’ would stimulate the minds of millions of young people way back when.
The Hula Hoop
Of course, we haven’t mentioned masses of fads of the fifties – fantastic or otherwise. Others of note include brothel creepers, neon lights and the flying disc. The invention of the juke box helped with many dance crazes too, such as the chicken dance and the hokey cokey – which we still have. 3D film and the associated glasses, as well as drive in movie theaters also lent a certain edge to the decade.