The Things We'd Like to Leave Behind in 2018

The AP presents its list
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 19, 2018 2:36 PM CST
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(Newser) – Keep your backyard chicken coops, dear 2018, and your vampire facials, too. And the stiff-arm Floss dance? Stomp it out in the new year. Here's some of what the AP would like to leave behind as we slide into 2019. You're welcome.

  1. The Floss: The arm-flailing, hip-swaying, rapid-fire dance craze is the new Dab and we owe it to 16-year-old social media dude Russell Horning, aka The Backpack Kid. Horning grew a sizable Instagram following through his dance moves as far back as 2014; Katy Perry invited him to do his thing with her on Saturday Night Live in 2017, launching him to social media superstardom. Other celebs, moms, dads, athletes, and pretty much all of YouTube are flossing their lives away. So are all the little kids in your households, once they outgrow "Baby Shark," that is.

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