8 Modern Fads That Are
Waaay Older Than You
Thought

Fads are meant to be short-lived but sometimes if the enthusiasm shared throughout society is intense and wide enough, the craze can live on through the ages. Here are 8 fads that started long ago and stuck around for good!

Photo Manipulation

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Today we use photo manipulation to make ourselves look better and hide our insecurities before posting a pic on social media. But since the invention of photography, people would add color to black and white pics, add gold earrings, and they used crosshatches to brighten dark sports in a photo. Eventually, people started changing backgrounds and appearing several times in one photograph.


Flipping The Bird

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In ancient Greece, a playwright by the name of Aristophanes made a joke of comparing the middle finger to a penis. Eventually, flipping someone off became a means of insulting and humiliating someone. This fad vanished around the Middle Ages. But by the 19th century, it resurfaced when baseball player Charles Radbourn stuck his middle finger out during a photo shoot.

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