Sometimes a fad is so popular it doesn't have to be spelled right. Such is the case with Hampsterdance (sic), created in 1998 by Deidre LaCarte as an homage to her pet hamster, Hampton (and, rumor has it, a traffic-getting contest with a friend). The music? "Whistle Stop" by Roger Miller. The result? A CD-spawning, still-kicking Web fad that transcended geekiness--in fact, many of us can remember receiving "Have you seen this!!!???" e-mail from, like, our parents. Wow, dude.

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