05/04/2016 16:50 BST | Updated 06/04/2016 08:17 BST

8 Popular Opinions That Were Absurd 20 Years Ago

'There is a terrorist group worse than al Qaeda.'

A lot has changed in the last 20 years - mobile phones, the internet, Donald Trump's hair... oh, maybe not.

So it's no surprise that what was once deemed pretty sensible popular opinion, now in hindsight looks a little short-sighted.

A recent Reddit thread sought to highlight some of the finer examples...

1) Online Dating

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The Proof

2) Terrorism

The Proof


3) 'Odd' career choices


The Proof


4) Gay Marriage


The Proof


5) The Trump


The Proof (well, kind of)



6) Pluto


The Proof


7) Office Stationery 


The Proof


8) The Media


The Proof (erm... the jury is still out)