10 things that make no sense today but were so damn cool in early 2000s

The world is moving so damn fast that what is cool yesterday will be silly today. Remember Friendster? It seems so antique nowadays.

The year 2000 is only seventeen years ago, but it seems more like fifty years ago. Do you remember having any of these things?


Livestrong band

Image: dpreview.com
Image: dpreview.com

This was so freaking in demand that there were fakes. Yeah, fake rubber wristbands—can you believe that?


Polyphonic Ringtone

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Image: fmyphone.wordpress.com

You who are born in the 2000s—we’ve got you, didn’t we? Because you don’t understand what we’re talking about. Heck. you might not even know what a ringtone is.


Motorola Razor and Nokia 8850

Image: gsmarena.com
Image: gsmarena.com

If you have owned this phone back then, you were a tad richer than others. Just saying, you know.


Popped collar

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Image: douchediaries.com

No one knows why this became popular, but we all know many of our friends bought their Polo Ralph polo-tee from Bangkok and told us that they bought it locally.


Poking others on Facebook

Image: genius.com
Image: genius.com

It’s common to spend hours just poking others when you’ve got nothing to do in class. Like, seriously.


Pillow wars in Facebook

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Image: askdavetaylor.com

Every day, when I logged in to Facebook, all I would see would be pillow fights. Every. Single. Day.


Centre parting

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Image: buzzfeed.com

If you don’t have a centre parting, you’re not socially accepted. That was how life worked in the early 2000s.


Large-ass T-shirts for the girls

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Image: fashiongum.com

Don’t know how the trend came about, and don’t care as well, since it’s a bad trend for guys who can’t see the curves (you’re welcome, guys).


流星花園

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Image:maplestage.com

道明斯,我是山猪,你好吗?


Rebond hair…for both guys and girls

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Image: afspot.net

That’s a guy. Really. His name is Vanness, not Vanessa.

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This article was first published on goodyfeed.com in 2015 and revised on 30 November 2017.