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Weird discontinued products have been deleted from store inventories but not from our hearts. Elliott Morgan breaks down 31 discontinued products that will have you wondering "where did that go?" Or maybe just, "Why did that exist?"

The List Show is a weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Elliott talks about some very strange discontinued products!

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E: Hi, I'm Elliott Morgan. Welcome to the salon. This is Mental Floss video and did you know there's a discontinued pencil with a cult following? It's true.

The Blackwing 602 was discontinued by the Eberhard-Faber Company in the late 1990s, but pencil fans have not forgotten about it. Artists really liked the writing tool because it had  wax in the lead and was a little softer than a normal pencil. Some of the pencil's famous fans included Quincy Jones, Truman Capote, and John Steinbeck.

In 2010, a new company came out with the revival pencil that sells for $20 a dozen, but many fans say it's just not the same. And that's the first of many weird discontinued products that I'm going to tell you about today. (INTRO) While I'm on the topic of pencils let's talk about when the Bic company tried to get into the pantyhose business. They came out with the product in the mid-1970s and actually sold the pantyhose in office supply stores, they did not sell.  Believe it or not, the first smartwatch came out around the same time.

Hewlett-Packard launched the HP-01 in 1977, it stored data in addition to having features like a calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, and calendar. It was $695, though, and was gone by 1979, but not because people were buying them. Another fancy watch from the past was the SEIKO TV Watch from 1982.

Unfortunately for it to play TV, you had to have a small receiver on you at all times, which was not very convenient. At the same time, SEIKO also had a computer watch known as the UC-2000. It had similar features to the HPO-1, but it's worth mentioning because it came with its own keyboard docks.

So, it really was like a very very small laptop. Another piece of technology you won't find today: a Wang calculator. These were super fancy calculators from the 1960s and 70s.

The model 451, which was their "basic scientific calculator" from 1972, sold for $1,300 which is over $7,000 in today's terms. Jumping forward in time, the Zune is an often forgotten, discontinued technology. This is basically the Microsoft iPod, and only lasts from 2006 to 2011.

RIP Zune. Let's move on to something that has absolutely nothing in common with the Zune

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Harley Davidson perfume. That's right, in the 1990s the motorcycle manufacturing company put out a line of perfume and a line of wine coolers. Both were discontinued. A more popular discontinued perfume is Tuxedo by Ralph Lauren which was introduced in 1979 and has since disappeared from shelves.

Nowadays it sells for about 200 dollars a bottle on EBay. A less intriguing beauty product from that same era was Body on Tap beer shampoo. The Anheuser-Busch company released this product in the late 1970s.

It was supposed to make your hair extra shiny and yes, it had real beer in it, although the company made it non-alcoholic. While we're on the subject of gross shampoo let's go ahead and talk about Clairol "Touch of Yogurt" shampoo. It was also released in the late 1970s.

This era is seeming less and less cool. Anyway, the shampoo didn't gain popularity, it also didn't help that some people ate it thinking it was food. It was the 70s, we were experimenting.

We, I wasn't alive. Moving onto yogurt you could eat, the magazine Cosmopolitan actually had their own line of yogurt in 1999. It only took about 18 months before Cosmo quit the yogurt biz.

But before you give them too much grief, Cosmo is not the only major company to try a foray into a completely random industry. Like in 1986, Apple released the Apple Collection, a line of casual clothing for all ages, featuring things like Apple logos and designs of computers. You look great Dad.

And even more recently, remember when Facebook tried to get into the phone business? The phone was the HTC First. Facebook teamed up with AT&T to make a user-friendly phone with Apps that were easy to access.

The phone was announced in April of 2013 and in May its price had dropped from 99 dollars to 99 cents. Let's move on to some discontinued toys you might remember from your childhood starting with the CSI fingerprint examination kit. This was a fun fingerprint toy for the many child fans of the television show CSI.

The kits were recalled in 2007 because the fingerprint powder contained asbestos. A similarly dangerous toy was the, shocker, Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory from 1950. You know, back when it was normal to give your kids radioactive toys.

The kit contained small samples of the radioactive elements uranium and

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radium and some parent doesn't like that. Nyah nyah. Do you remember Clackers? They were two balls connected by a string and you'd swing them around and make a clack sound.

Or perhaps you know them from the famous court case: United States vs. Article consisting of 50,000 cardboard boxes, more or less, each containing one pair of Clacker balls. Basically it was revealed that the toys were dangerous and could even crack.

You can still buy them but they're made of plastic now, not acrylic plastic. In the 1960s, the Matel company released Thingmakers which many people now know as Creepy Crawlers. It was a little over and you'd put your paintings inside and they'd come out in rubbery mould form, but of course having kids use an oven was dangerous and Matel discontinued it in 1978.

For more high-tech fun, 90s kids might remember the Apple Pippin. It was Apple's attempt at creating a video game console. They teamed up with the Bandai company and released the Pippin in 1995 but they only managed to put out 18 games in the US before it was discontinued in 1997.

The Nintendo Virtualboy, or as I call it "the biggest disappointment on a Christmas morning ever" was also released in 1995 and was supposed to be a big deal because it was a handheld console with 3D games. Yeah, I remember, but users didn't like only playing games in the colours red and black because that's not how life works and it gave them major headaches, and it gave me major headaches, and it was gone in 7 months except it stood in my bedroom for like three- It's a- it's a big- Don't even. I don't even know why we have this on here.

I am stressed out. There are some discontinued drinks that people might miss and Coke BlaK probably isn't one of them even though I personally kinda liked it. This was Coca-Cola's attempt at making a coffee flavoured soda.

It was around from 2006 through 2008. In case you don't believe it was terrible, Anderson Cooper once tried it on air and spat it out immediately. Again, I still kinda thought it was nice.

Before Coca-Cola had Coke Blak, Pepsi Co had Pepsi A. M. which was supposed to be a soda you drink in the morning. They advertised it as having 28 percent more caffeine than Pepsi.

The beverage lasted from 1989 to 1990. Another soft drink with two letters in its name: OK Soda. This was also a Coke product but it was supposed to appeal to young people.

Finally! 'Cause, you know, young people hate soda so much. Anyway, they got the name because it turns out "OK" is the most recognizable word in the

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world after "Coke". The soda was fruity and it did gain a cult following but it only lasted on the market from 1993 to 1995. In the 1980s, the candy Lifesavers had its own soda for a while. People who tried it in taste tests seemed to enjoy it but no body wanted to buy it.

Then, of course, we had Crystal Pepsi from 1992 through 1993. It was a clear soda with a cool look and marketing campaign so people bought it up initially, but it didn't taste that great. Still it has a cult following and in 2015, Pepsi-Co announced sweepstakes for Crystal Pepsi fans to win a six-pack of the drink.

Let's finish up with some great discontinued foods, starting with Planters Cheez Balls. You probably know Planters as a nuts brand but they sold cans of cheeze-flavoured corn puffs from the 1980s through 2006. If you were a wrestling fan, maybe you remember WWE ice cream bars which were ice cream bars with a cookie outside and a wrestler's picture would be printed on the cookie.

Even famous wrestlers like CM Punk have made attempts to get the ice cream back but so far, no luck. In the 1980s there were Pudding Roll-ups which were basically a hybrid between Fruit Roll-ups and putting because I guess people were asking for that. There's a link in the video description to a Pudding Roll-ups commercial starring a young Seth Green that I highly recommend you check out.

Speaking of awesome food to put in your lunchbox, let's talk Fig Newtons. There've been various discontinued flavours of Newtons including apple, grape, and cherry. Turns out fig is the only one with staying power.

And there are a few discontinued cereals you might remember from your childhood like Pop-Tarts Crunch and Oreo-Os. I know a lot of you guys are probably commenting right now about French Toast Crunch but A. they've sold it in Canada this whole time and B. they brought it back in 2015 so drop everything you're doing and head to the grocery store. We've got work to do.

Finally I return to the salon to tell you about Ready Bacon, bacon you could cook in your toaster. This was a product in the 1960s, it was discontinued very quickly because the bacon would cause fat to leak into your toaster and just ruin your toaster. [OUTRO MUSIC] Thank you for watching Mental Floss Video which is made with the help of all of these nice people. And in the comments let me know a favourite food or product from childhood that you miss.

Mine's actually Coke Blak, I know I'm in the minority. And don't forget to be awesome.