|June 17, 2005|
The "Link Finds" fad is based off a scene from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time where Link opens a treasure chest to get the Kokiri Sword.
The first site was created by the user Ravager, and featured Link finding Milton Waddam's stapler. For about a month afterwards, spinoffs of the site were common, showing Link finding many items, including a Nintendo 64, ninjas, bicycles, and even the Spanish Inquisition. The fad has since slowed down, though it's not uncommon to see a new variation. Oftentimes, the newer variations will have tie-ins to newer fads. For example, a recent "Link Finds" site involved the Shoe on Head fad.
One of the sites called "WHAT THE F BOMB fad.", would spawn a fad more than 1 year later called the