It’s incredible how the sight of certain items from your childhood can immediately transport you back in time, to a period of your life when inflatable furniture was the height of sophistication, and having your own (landline) telephone was considered a luxury.
Though they may have resulted in some unfortunate fashion trends, the early ’00s were undeniably excellent for toys and childhood memorabilia — and looking back at some of the staples of a 2001 childhood definitely gives many of us a warm, fuzzy feeling. (Like the coat of a Furby.)
Twitter user Katie Tiedrich recently shared what is arguably the most 2001 photo in existence: herself, sitting in her room, surrounded by now-nostalgic memorabilia.
There’s so much … stuff! It’s like a “Where’s Waldo?” for ’00s kids!
Not surprisingly, the photo went viral and garnered over 74,000 likes and 17,000 retweets. Before too long, people were declaring the snapshot’s cultural significance.
Can you spot all of the nostalgic items in the photo?
Here are just some (not all) of the goodies that can be found:
- Rocket Power on Nickelodeon
- An iMac
- A yin yang symbol
- An expanding orb
- Sand art
- A translucent alarm clock
- A Bubble Jug
- A VCR
- N64 games
- 101 Dalmations McDonald’s toy
- A scrunchie
- A Poo-Chi and Meow-Chi
- A portable CD player
- An Aristocats toy
- A Furbie
- A kids weaving loom
- A Poké Ball
- A BIONICLE mug
- A leopard-print phone (landline)
SPOILER ALERT: Check your progress below.
Bonus points to anybody who can find items that aren’t on this list (I did my best, but frankly, my observational skills are somewhat limited by the quality of the photo/my knowledge of the aughts).
Now, who’s got an inexplicable craving for Beefaroni?