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Want To Hear 16 Facts That Will Leave You Feeling Old?

Please make time stop.

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1. Most of your Beanie Babies are old enough to legally drink.

The first batch of Beanie Babies were released in 1993, meaning Garcia the bear is well within his rights to rock up to a dive bar and say "one Cuba Libre, go easy on the coke". A terrifying thought.
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The first batch of Beanie Babies were released in 1993, meaning Garcia the bear is well within his rights to rock up to a dive bar and say "one Cuba Libre, go easy on the coke". A terrifying thought.

2. The first Grand Theft Auto game (1998) was released closer to Pac-Man (1980) than to today.

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3. People who have never known a world without SpongeBob SquarePants are now old enough to drive.

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SpongeBob first aired on Nickelodeon way back in1999, meaning kids born after its airdate of July 17 are now over the age 17.

4. Back to the Future Part II, The Running Man, and Escape from L.A. all depict futures that have already passed.

Back to the Future Part II is set in 2015, The Running Man in 2017, and Escape from L.A. in 2013. Seriously, how much longer do we have to wait for ~real~ hover boards.
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Back to the Future Part II is set in 2015, The Running Man in 2017, and Escape from L.A. in 2013. Seriously, how much longer do we have to wait for ~real~ hover boards.

5. Sophie Turner has never lived in a world without Pixar movies.

She was born in 1996, almost a year after the release of Toy Story.
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She was born in 1996, almost a year after the release of Toy Story.

6. In movies: The Breakfast Club (1985) was released closer to the first Godzilla movie (1954) than to today.

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7. If the characters of The Simpsons actually aged, here's how old they'd be today:

At the start of the series Homer was 36, Marge: was 34, Bart was 10, Lisa was 8, and Maggie was 1.
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At the start of the series Homer was 36, Marge: was 34, Bart was 10, Lisa was 8, and Maggie was 1.

8. And this is how old the Rugrats would be.

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9. The launch of MTV happened closer to the end of World War II than to today.

Here's the maths: World War II ended in September 1945 and MTV launched in August 1981, leaving a gap of 34 years and 11 months. The gap between MTVs launch date and today is a whole 35 years and 10 months.
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Here's the maths: World War II ended in September 1945 and MTV launched in August 1981, leaving a gap of 34 years and 11 months. The gap between MTVs launch date and today is a whole 35 years and 10 months.

10. Kids born after Family Guy first aired on TV will be entering university this year.

Family Guy's first episode aired way back when in January 31, 1999.
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Family Guy's first episode aired way back when in January 31, 1999.

11. In books: Bret Easton Ellis's Less Than Zero (1985) was released closer to the first Lord of the Rings book (1954) than to today.

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12. This is the baby who played the sun in the Teletubbies looks like today:

She's 22 years old now and no longer looks like a luminous sphere of gas.
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She's 22 years old now and no longer looks like a luminous sphere of gas.

13. Sabrina from Sabrina the Teenage Witch is now older than both of her aunties were at the beginning of the show.

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Melissa Joan Hart who played Sabrina is now 41 years old.

14. In music: The Beastie Boys's Licensed to Ill (1986) was released closer to Elvis Presley's first album (1956) than to today.

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15. There are kids in high school today who have never lived in a world without America's Next Top Model.

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16. We're closer to the year 2032 than we are to the year Avril Lavigne's Sk8er Boi was released.

We're probably closer to flying cars than we are to saying "see you later boy".
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We're probably closer to flying cars than we are to saying "see you later boy".

CORRECTION

Turns out I'm terrible at maths and the first Grand Theft Auto game was released closer to today than to the release of Space Invaders. An earlier version of this post stated otherwise.