I have an old hippy uncle (most of my family is old hippies)
I know I had (translate: killed) a flytrap or two when I was kid. I kept them in my dinosaur barn. (That comment is for Dandy and Ozzy). And of course I fed it hamburger as the instructions said.
I can't even remember how I got into growing them as an adult. I've always been a planty person so I think I just wanted to get another one and try again. I started out on the infamous Garden Web which became the catalyst for the original PFT discussion boards to form. Once "over here", the number and variety of CPs multiplied.