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26 Terrifying Facts That Will Make Everyone Over 25 Say "Damn, I'm Old"

I'm... fading... away...

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1. First off, SpongeBob SquarePants is so old that it now airs as part of Nick at Nite.


Like, what your grandma used to watch.

2. And Kenan and Kel are in their forties.


3. Blink-182 is now being played on classic rock stations.

DC's classic rock radio station just played Blink-182, so if anyone needs me, I'll be over here collapsing into a pile of sentient dust.

4. And this year’s college freshmen have never lived in a world where this album didn't exist:


5. If The Sandlot was created today and set the same number of years back, it’d take place in 1987.

20th Century Fox

The movie, which was released in 1993, was set 31 years earlier in 1962.

6. And if The Wedding Singer was created today and set the same number of years back, it’d take place in 2005. 2005!!!

New Line Cinema

The movie, which was released in 1998, was set 13 years earlier in 1985.

7. Lindsay Lohan is now older than the actress who played Meredith was when she was in The Parent Trap.


Lindsay is 32, while Elaine was 27 when the movie premiered in 1998.

8. While the actors who played the kids in Jurassic Park are now older than Laura Dern was when she starred in the movie.


Laura was 26, when Jurassic Park was released, while the actors who played the kids, Joseph Mazzello and Ariana Richards, are both in their thirties now.

9. And Jake Lloyd, who played Anakin, is now older than Ewan McGregor was when Obi-Wan in Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

Lucas Films

Jake is 29 today, while Ewan was 28 when the movie premiered in 1999.

10. Speaking of Episode l, today we're almost as far removed from The Phantom Menace as we were from the original Star Wars in 1999.


The Phantom Menace came out 19 years ago, while when the film was released in 1999, we were 22 years removed from Star Wars: A New Hope (which was released in 1977).

11. And we're closer to 2035 than we are to 2000.


We're 17 years from it being 2035.

12. And speaking of the year 2000, it's been 18 years since it was announced that these then-unknown actors would be playing the lead roles in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

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I know, I know!

13. This year's high school freshmen have never lived in world without Shrek and Elf...

New Line Cinema, Dreamworks

14. ...or where social media didn't exist...


15. ...and iPods have always existed for them...

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16. ...even if they don't know what the hell they are:

17. If High School Musical 4 came out this year the movie could have taken place at their 10 year high school reunion.


18. Rookie of the Year is so old that it's getting a remake.

20th Century Fox

19. Kids today singing Charli XCX and Troye Sivan’s “1999” is the same as you in 2004, singing along to Bowling for Soup’s “1985.”

Jive, Asylum Records

In 2004, 1985 was 19 years earlier, and today we're 19 years removed from 1999.

20. Also, you singing Usher's "Yeah!"...

Sony Music

21. ...or Hoobastank's "The Reason" today would be like someone in 2004 singing a song from 1990.


22. Kids these days also have no idea what Game Boys are.

23. Also, they see the '90s the same way we saw the '70s:

The fact that “90s day” is now a homecoming spirit week day makes me feel old as SHIT.

24. You reminiscing about the 2003 VMAs would be like someone in 2003 reminiscing about the 1988 VMAs.

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Yup, it has been 15 years since that iconic VMAs!

25. Also, "...Baby One More Time" is now older than "Like A Virgin" was when Britney and Christina performed at the 2003 VMAs.

Sony Music, WMG

"Like A Virgin" was a 19-year-old song in 2003, while "...Baby One More Time" is 20 years old.

26. And finally, this year marked the first time that people who were born in the '00s are full-fledged adults.

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