Dumb Trends That Will Make You Cringe

25. Mexican Jumping Beans

Source: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/question265.htm, http://articles.latimes.com/1994-09-11/news/ls-37083_1_mexican-jumping-beans

In a time when the internet wasn’t around to pour more fuel on the trend fire (the 1970s), somehow the Mexican Jumping Bean became a popular trend across America, providing seconds of fun for children and adults of all ages. However, most people don’t know that a tiny moth larva lives inside the bean, making it move. People essentially paid money to watch as a moth larva struggled for survival, and it became really popular. It even made a comeback in 1994 which is kinda of sad.