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Odd and Obscure: Here Are Some 1950s Fads You May Not Have Heard Of!

4) Hunkerin’ Down

A phrase we still use today, this fad became fashionable on college campuses in 1959 after a fraternity at the University of Arkansas made it into a “sport” and it caught on. To hunker down is to squat, but they created competitions around it and had guidelines for how the arms were to be held. People have been squatting for thousands of years. The only new touch was the addition of v-neck sweaters and textbooks!

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