Are you ever just going about your day when you suddenly realize something you used to use in everyday life is no longer around? It can be alarming when you do and a new Reddit thread is here to remind you of some of those things that just stopped existing. It asks, “What quietly went away without anyone noticing?”
People have a lot of thoughts on this one, as 44-thousand replies share the things that disappeared right under our noses. These are some of the best:
- "Acid rain. It was a huge environmental issue in the late '70s thru the early '90s."
- "Water beds."
- "Facebook poke wars."
- "When you turn off the TV, how the image would shrink to a dot before slowly fading away."
- "Flash mobs."
- "Travelers checks."
- "Those red coupon dispensers that used to be inside grocery stores."
- "Picture-in-Picture TVs."
- "HQ Trivia."
- "Actual toys in cereal boxes and cracker jack boxes."
- "McDonald's all day breakfast menu."
- "Altoid sours...those tangerine ones hit different."
- "Rofl dropped off of the face of the planet and now we just go straight from lol to lmao."
- "I think people have noticed now but at the time, nobody noticed it was happening: 24 hour stores. I live in a major city and we don’t have a single 24 hour grocery store ever since the pandemic."
- "Public spaces where you have a reasonable expectation that you are not being filmed."
- "Ringtones. Jay Z said no more and they were done."
- "Movie trailers with that deep voice guy doing the voice overs."
- "CD players in cars"