A lot has changed over the past century. From bob cuts to bell bottoms, pet rocks to pop music, we’ve seen a lot of strange things come and go—all of which seemed like great ideas at the time.
But when it comes to weird trends of the last 100 years, food takes the pineapple upside down cake. Sticking hard-boiled eggs in Jell-O and calling it a “salad”? Totally normal in the ’30s. Instant “just-add-water” mashed potatoes? Not only for NASA, these classics were beloved in the ’60s.
Bon Appetit combed through the decades to select the top 10 winners of the wackiest food trends over the last century. From SPAM to foam, the list highlights the strange high points (and sometimes low) in American food history.
As for me, I’m just glad that the Jell-O salad trend has been kicked to the curb.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
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My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.