By Khadija Leon on April 30, 2018
From the beginning of time, there were things that every decade can be characterized by. This led to the creation of the word; fad. Fads are trends that develop in a generation or among a group, where people impulsively and enthusiastically participate in it for a short period of time. Some of the most popular fads throughout history include Angry Birds, cronuts, trucker hats, Betty Boop, tie dye and of course the Beatles.
Every decade has its fads, and the 1970s were no different. The decade can be remembered for pet rocks, hot shorts, dashboard hula girls, platform shoes and Mexican jumping beans. It was also the decade where the Vietnam war ended, the decade when there was an oil crisis in the Middle East, the decade where digital technology became accessible to the general public and the decade where Chevy Chase and Bill Murray hosted Saturday Night Live. And lava lamps! We can't forget lava lamps.
Regardless of whether you were around or not, you should know at least some of these fads, as some of them have made a comeback since that decade. How many of these fads from the 1970s are you able to correctly identify? The only way to find out how well you know them is to take this quiz!