Products that aren’t coming back

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The Atomic Bomb Ring was given away free in Kix Cereal.

One would hope that we no longer celebrate nuclear warfare with a ring for children.

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These conical hennin hats were worn after plucking out any forehead hairs to make the forehead look very high. I don’t see this trend returning although the thinning of eyebrows comes and goes. Here is a fascinating read about hennins.

Likewise, powdered wigs were worn by the nobility because some of them were bald and bald was considered bad.

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It’s been 200 years. Powdered wigs probably aren’t coming back.

Dangerous public playgrounds will probably not make a comeback but in this climate of deregulation, perhaps…

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You can buy this Witch’s Hat at Second Life Marketplace, but if you value your digits, you might not want to.
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I loved teeter totters but kids flew off or banged their tailbone if their partners left when they were aloft.
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I’m a chemist and it amazes me what people aren’t cautious about but I don’t know if family walks through a fog of DDT will ever be popular again.

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Mercurochrome and other weird medical treatments are probably not coming back–especially the ones containing mercury. Leeches on the other hand, still have their champions.

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Radium water anyone?

What other products do you think shouldn’t come back?

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