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2. The Budweiser Frogs
Nearly 20 years later, and we still can’t look at frogs the same way.
3. Y2K Hysteria
On the precipice of the new millennium, a paranoia broke out over the future of our society/planet/existence. Why? Because according to experts, the world’s computers weren’t programmed for the turn of the century, since years were being documented only by the last two digits. This meant that computers would assume — upon hitting 2000 — that the year was 00. And because computers and technology didn’t exist in the year 00, everything would implode and we were all going to die.
So, everybody bought a lot of bottled water.
4. The Blair Witch Project
Before YouTube, there were “found footage” movies. The first? The Blair Witch Project, a movie about a bunch of young people who get lost in the woods, get “so scared right now,” and finally meet their maker in the form of a witch we never actually see. I still don’t really understand this movie — but I know it’s one of many reasons I avoid camping.