My Friend and I bought beanie babies when they first came out because we were in fourth grade and for some reason our parents decided to give us allowances. We sat on either side of my room with the ceiling fan on high and tactfully tossed them up into the cyclone above us, causing them to whip at tremendous speeds into various objects and eye sockets. Once we tired ourselves of that particular waste of time, I decided to sell my friend the beanie babies. This was the summer of '95. I sold them for my missing 18 lego pieces to the Division Bell special edition. Eight Months later, the craze hit. Dude made $500 at the age of 10, before Ebay.
You know what happened to that kid?