Saturday, September 27, 2014

School Days: Phone Booth Stuffing

Phone booth stuffing was a fad that began during the 1950s in Durban, South Africa into Kemt by the spring of 1967. It involved a number of people consecutively entering a phone booth , until the point where the phone booth would accommodate no more, or there were no more individuals available. At some colleges as many as 25 students managed to cram some of their body into the standard phone booth. Although it was "one of the all-time great fads," it was passé by the end of 1967, replaced by the more sedate fad of hunkerin'. It was akin to the earlier fads of flagpole sitting, goldfish swallowing, and panty raids, and a predecessor of the fad of streaking.