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25 Weird Things That Used To Be Normal, But Are Now Rare Or Non-existent

As time goes on, things change. What was normal in the 1990s is rare or non existent now. Here are 10 weird things that used to be common, but are now rare or non-existent.

1.Beautiful song on the radio

It can be hard to find something beautiful on the radio these days. With so many conflicting styles and genres vying for attention, it can be difficult to find anything that doesn’t just sound like every other song on the radio. However, there are still a few select songs that manage to stand out from the rest.

One such song is “In My Feelings” by Drake. Released in August of 2018, the song quickly became a hit on both mainstream and underground stations across the United States. The track’s catchy instrumentals and Drake’s smooth vocals make it an easy listen from start to finish. Additionally, the video for “In My Feelings” is also visually stunning, featuring colorful costumes and an energetic dance routine by Drake’s dancers.

While “In My Feelings” is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity, it isn’t the only beautiful song on the radio right now. Other favorites include Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” Whether or not you’re a fan of these songs, they’re definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something special to listen to during your commute or while you’re cleaning the house.

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2.Yellow Pages 

In the 1990s, yellow pages were the go-to resource for finding businesses and services. However, in recent years this has changed. Many people now turn to search engines or social media to find businesses and services. This shift may be due to the rise of online reviews and ratings, which provide more reliable information than what can be found in a yellow pages listing. Additionally, many people now use smartphones instead of landlines, which means that they are more likely to access search results on their devices. As a result, businesses that are not mobile-friendly may find it difficult to get listed in yellow pages directories.

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3.Movie times in the newspaper

In the 1990s, movie times were typically listed in newspapers as 7pm or 8pm. However, nowadays, movie times are often later in the evening, closer to midnight or 1am. This change is likely due to the rise of technology and its influence on our lives. It’s not uncommon for movies to be shown in 3D or IMAX formats, which can add an extra hour or more to a movie’s runtime. As a result, many people now prefer to watch movies later in the night when they’re most likely able to get a good night’s sleep.

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4.The paper for movie times

In the early 1990s, movie times were generally normal. However, now, movie times are quite rare. This is likely due to the rise of technology and the convenience it provides.

5.A printed list of family and friends’ phone numbers stuck on the fridge

The printed list of family and friends’ phone numbers stuck on the fridge. may seem normal to some people in the 1990s, but it is rare or non-existent now. With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, many people now rely on cell phones and other forms of communication to keep in touch with loved ones. This means that having a printed list of phone numbers stuck on the fridge is often seen as outdated and unnecessary.

6.Renting movies, video games, vcrs, and game consoles

In the 1990s, renting movies, video games, and vcrs was common. However, this trend has changed in recent years. For example, movie rental rates have decreased by 69% since 2006. In addition, video game rental rates have decreased by 57% since 2006. This decline may be attributable to the rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. Finally, game console rental rates have decreased by 43% since 2006. This decline may be due to the rise of mobile gaming and the decreasing popularity of traditional game consoles.

7.Floppy Disks

In the 1990s, floppy disks were a common way to store data. My parents had a file cabinet full of those things. They were used to store pictures, music, and documents. These days, floppy disks are rare and often not even supported by modern computers.

8.Disposable camera      

During the 1990s, disposable cameras were extremely common and often used as a form of photojournalism. However, today, disposable cameras are rare and often considered antiquated.

9.Write 10 page letters to a girl

In the 1990s, it was normal to send 10 page letters to a girl you knew. Nowadays, people are more likely to communicate through text messages or social media platforms. This change has had a significant impact on the way we communicate with one another, and it’s something that we’ll likely continue to see evolve over time.

10.Keeping a binder full of CDs in your car

In the 1990s, it was common for people to keep a binder full of CDs in their car. Today, this is rare or non-existent. One reason for this change may be the rise of digital music files.

11.Telephone booths   

The 1990s were a time when people relied on telephone booths to communicate with others. However, the use of telephone booths has now become rare or non-existent. This is likely due to the advent of cell phones and other forms of communication.

12. Wait for the bus without doing anything else than waiting

There was a time when people would wait for the bus without doing anything else, such as reading a book or talking to friends. However, nowadays, this is rare and people are often busy texting or on their phone. This trend may be changing as more and more people are becoming interested in mindfulness, which is the practice of being present in the moment.

13.Reading the back of the shampoo bottle while pooping to pass the time

There was a time when people would read the back of the shampoo bottle while pooping. This was done to pass the time, as it seemed like a waste of time to read something that is already on the back of the bottle. However, this practice is now rare and non-existent, as people are more likely to use their hands to wash their hair. 

14. Watching television while eating

There was a time when people would watch television while they ate. This was done in order to save time, as it seemed like a waste of time to eat and watch television at the same time. However, this practice is now rare and non-existent, as people are more likely to use their hands to eat and talk on the phone or Skype with friends.

15. Watching television during the day

There used to be a time when people would watch television during the day. This was done in order to save energy, as it seemed like a waste of energy to turn on the lights and watch television at the same time. However, this practice is now rare and non-existent, as people are more likely to use their computers or mobile devices instead of watching television.

16. Buying contact lenses in bulk

Contact lenses used to be bought in bulk by consumers. This was done in order to save money, as it seemed like a waste to buy contact lenses individually. However, this practice is now rare and non-existent, as people are more likely to buy contact lenses in small quantities instead of buying them in bulk.

17. Waiting until the last minute to do something

There used to be a time when people waited until the last minute to do something. This was done in order to save time, as it seemed like a waste of time to do something that could be done earlier if given enough time. However, this practice is now rare and non-existent, as people are more likely to start their work early or plan their activities ahead instead of waiting until the last minute.

18. Watching pre-recorded shows

There used to be a time when people watched pre-recorded shows instead of watching live programming. This was done in order to save time, as it seemed like a waste of time to watch live programming when there were so many other things that could be done instead. However, this practice is now rare and non-existent, as people are more likely to use video streaming services or watch live programming on cable networks instead of pre-recorded shows.

19.”I’m too busy”

This phrase used to be common among busy individuals who did not have enough time for anything else other than work or school . It seemed like a waste of time and energy for these individuals to try and do anything else because they believed that they were too busy . However, this practice is now rare and non-existent, as people are more likely not only able but also willing spend their free time doing things they enjoy rather than avoiding activities because they believe they are too busy .

This bullet points to an observation that people used to spend more time watching pre-recorded shows instead of live programming, due to the belief that it was a waste of time. However, this practice has now largely disappeared, as people now have more free time and are more likely to enjoy themselves.

20.Being completely unreachable by anyone for an entire day or more with no one thinking that it was unusual or rude.

In the 1990s, it was not unusual for people to be completely unreachable by anyone for an entire day or more. This was due to the popularity of fax machines and cell phones at the time. Now, it is rare for people to be unreachable for such a long period of time. This is because technology has advanced and there are now more options available to communicate.

21.Hotlines for the weather report, current time, and movie show times.

In the 1990s, people commonly called a hotline to get weather reports and current time. However, these hotlines are rare or non-existent now. Movie show times were also different in the 1990s- many theaters only showed movies during the evening or late night hours.

22.Remembering at least 4 important phone numbers.

Since the 1990s, it has been increasingly common for people to have multiple phone numbers. This is due in part to the fact that cell phones have become more prevalent and people are more likely to have multiple accounts with different providers. However, there are some things that were normal in the 1990s but rare or non existent now.

One example of this is having a landline phone. In the 1990s, most people had only a landline phone and they used it for emergencies only. Now, however, almost everyone has at least one cell phone and usually several. This is because cell phones are much more versatile and people use them for everything from talking to friends to getting work done.

Another example of something that was normal in the 1990s but rare or non existent now is staying in touch with family and friends using traditional methods such as snail mail or calling them on the telephone. These days, most people stay in touch using email, text messages, or social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter.

23.A pet Tamagotchi. God, the chores I did for that thing.

In the 1990s, Tamagotchi were incredibly popular and widely available. They were a key part of many children’s lives and were used to help teach skills like math, reading, and cooking. However, because of advances in technology and the ubiquity of smartphones and other handheld devices, Tamagotchi are now rare or non-existent. Some people still own them as collector’s items, but for the most part they have been replaced by more modern forms of entertainment.

24.Finding porn in the woods.

Pornography has been around for centuries, but in the 1990s it was still a rarity to find it in the woods. Today, pornography is more common than ever before and can be found practically anywhere. This increase in availability has led to an increase in its use and abuse. Pornography is now commonly used as a form of sexual exploitation, which often leads to feelings of shame and guilt for its users. In addition, pornography can have negative impacts on both men and women’s physical and emotional well-being.

25.The ability to simply exist without much effort.

In the 1990s, many people felt that they had to constantly be doing something. They were constantly on the go and never had time to just relax and take a break. This type of lifestyle is now rare or non-existent, as people are now more comfortable staying at home and relaxing. In the 1990s, people were often very busy and stressed out because there were so many new things happening. Now, many people enjoy simply existing without much effort, as it gives them more peace and comfort in life.

Conclusion

Things have changed a lot over the years. We live in a different world than we did 20 years ago. It’s important to remember what was normal and not let it get lost in the past.

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