If you grew up in the ’90s, then you have a ton of memories of things that people probably won’t ever worry about again.
One example is that we don’t have to carry around those chunky iPods anymore for our music. Oh, and there’s no more Blockbuster! Get ready to witness what those born after the year 2000 won’t have the pleasure of experiencing.
The Iconic Pop Duo
If you missed the rise and fall of the Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears relationship, then we’re sorry. From the moment they got together through months after breaking up, the media loved these two and so did the fans.
Not only did Gushers have strange commercials attempting to get kids to buy, but so did Capri Sun, Kool-Aid, and more. This one was out of this world because her head transformed into a giant watermelon.
Blowing On Your Games
Years later, gamers found out this trick doesn’t work, but we swore by it in the ’90s. Whenever your game would freeze, blowing on it was always to the go-to method.
All You Need Is A Minute
Hit Clips were the big thing in portable music, but they wouldn’t last long. You got to listen to short clips of individual songs, meaning you had to change it out each time you wanted something new.
The Original Witchy Woman!
While Netflix has a reboot of Sabrina, the original will always be a classic. Salem, the talking cat, was arguably the best part, but now, he isn’t the same. Also, Melissa Joan Hart was sensational.
A Floppy Disk?!
Nothing gets more foreign than this. A floppy disk is harder to lose than a USB key, but they became obsolete as computers started to advance. Still, it’s hard to forget these because the save icon will always be made in their image.
The Original Series
Ash and Pikachu are still out there battling, but nothing compares to the first several seasons. They’ve even reanimated Ash, so you can’t even see him in his purest form unless you want to stream all the old episodes.
This Insane Game
Kids today will never understand how much sense this game didn’t make. Before the internet became fast enough for gaming, this was the ultimate time management game on your PC. We still don’t know how to win, but it made the time pass by faster!
Keeping These Alive Was Fun
Sure, you can still get these today, but they aren’t nearly as popular as they were in the ’90s. You and your friends would spend countless hours trying to make sure your Tamagotchi wouldn’t die.
Gaming Will Never Be The Same
Blockbuster on a Friday night was the best. Thanks to Netflix, there’s no need for Blockbuster, but you can’t tell us this wasn’t one of the best stores in the country.
The Ultimate Classroom Weapon
If you saw someone in class making this vile creation, you’d hope he or she wasn’t aiming for you. When that paper hit the back of your neck, it stung like no other.
Texting Was Different…
Texting wasn’t as simple as it is now. Imagine being in a group, but you need to tap the same button multiple times just to get “Lol.” Thank you, technology, for the upgrade.
The Frustrations Of Dial-Up
It was a start, but it wasn’t the best of starts. Dial-up was the gateway to the internet, but you had to wait for what felt like hours before it could even start and while it loaded between pages.
Using These For Movie Time
When your teacher rolled this puppy out, everyone knew it was time for a movie! Now, we have fancy projectors, but this is the original that ’90s babies will always cherish.
The Classic Orange Tapes
When your parents put one of these on, it was always good. The orange VHS tapes didn’t have a bad film, but The Rugrats Movie was the one everyone had.
First World Struggles
Thank goodness for streaming services and music apps! Lugging around the iPod and your old phone wasn’t fun at all. You had to pay attention to two batteries and devices at the same time.
You Had To Have A Large Pocket For These
If you didn’t have a large enough pocket, then forget about it! These classic CD players weren’t the most convenient, but they still got the job done. All you needed were batteries.
Destroying Your Computer 101
Streaming services weren’t even a thought yet, but people wanted to get their music fix. Limewire was the perfect source to download all the music you wanted, but it came with a steep price: the strongest virus ever.
Using A Physical Map
With the advent of Google Maps and GPS systems, the use of physical maps went away. Imagine not having an annoying voice telling you when to turn during your favorite part of a song.
Before They Came Back…
General Mills gave the public narcotics in the form of cereal starting in 1995. French Toast Crunch left the shelves for a while, before eventually coming back not too long ago. The years of its absence had many ’90 babies distraught.
The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers
There wasn’t anything they could do to top the original Power Rangers. The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers had everything we needed, but now they’re nothing more than a memory.
Everything About The ’90s On One Product
If someone wanted to know the epitome of the ’90s, then you can easily show this image. Chandler, Rachel, and Windows 95 on the same item is a very rare sight.
Micky D’s Cookies!
These were similar to Animal Crackers, but with McDonald’s characters. You had to collect all the boxes or you weren’t doing it right. These also had a slight lemon flavor to them.
Fidget Spinners For The Bored Kids
Getting bored in class back in the day wasn’t as fun as it is now. There were no memes to look at and send to your friends, but there was this makeshift fidget spinner.
Top Secret Messages
Getting one of these during class was the best. It was the whole process that made them so interesting. First, you had to fold them into these football shapes and find out how to pass it to your friend.
Dealing With These Phone Cords…
Unfortunately, very few people still have this issue, so it isn’t nearly as prominent as it was in the past. These cord knots were the worst to untangle, but these are the perfect phones to hang up on someone with.
Teen Movie Insults
The insults from ’90s teen movies were almost the best. Then you grew up and realized they weren’t anywhere near that great, but we’d love to still use them today.
A Lifetime Of Battery
These days, we won’t ever see battery life like this. We all took this for granted back then, and now, Apple advertises “extended battery” to get us to buy their phones.
Trying To Find The Best CD…
Seriously, thanks to Bluetooth, today’s kids won’t ever have to face this problem. CDs were the main source of listening to music before smartphones came around, so you had to store your music somewhere…
The Classic Fidget Spinner
These weren’t as simple as the modern fidget spinners, but people loved them. The finger balance bird required a ton of focus, but that’s what made them so unique and unforgettable.