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Are You Better Than An App At Guessing The Age Of These Politicians?

It's you versus this wildly inaccurate age-guessing robot.

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But are you any better? Try guessing the age of these UK politicians.

  1. 1. The app thinks David Cameron is 56. How old is he really?

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    44
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    Incorrect
    48
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    Incorrect
    53
    Correct
    Incorrect
    56
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's 48!

    It might feel like he's been around for a lot longer, but Cameron isn't even 50 yet.

  2. 2. The app thinks Ed Miliband is just 38. He's the younger of the Miliband brothers, but just how old is he?

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    35
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    38
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    42
    Correct
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    45
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's 45!

    He might look like he's just left university, but Ed is firmly in his mid-40s.

  3. 3. According to How-Old, Nick Clegg is 52. Does that sound right?

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    38
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    44
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    48
    Correct
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    52
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's 48!

    Clegg might not be able to join a coalition government after the election, but at least he's not turned 50 yet.

  4. 4. Nigel Farage is apparently 53. Do you agree?

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    50
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    51
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    52
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    53
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's 51!

    In fairness to the app, it was pretty accurate on this one.

  5. 5. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is 54, according to Microsoft. But how old is she really?

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    44
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    48
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    52
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    54
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She's 44!

    The app unfairly added a whole 10 years to the Scottish first minister's actual age.

  6. 6. Green leader Natalie Bennett is 34, says How-Old. Can that be right?

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    34
    Correct
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    42
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    Incorrect
    49
    Correct
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    53
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She's 49!

    The app's guess of 34 was a *bit* out.

  7. 7. Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is a young up-and-comer. But can he really be 23?

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    23
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    31
    Correct
    Incorrect
    36
    Correct
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    41
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's 36!

    The Labour candidate for Streatham is young. But he's not *that* young.

  8. 8. Boris Johnson is, the app tells us, 59. Is that right?

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    46
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    50
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    53
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    59
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    BoJo is 50!

    The mayor of London might be a bit older than he looks, but he's not 59.

  9. 9. Finally, the app thinks Ed Balls is also 59. Can that possibly be true?

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    48
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    51
    Correct
    Incorrect
    55
    Correct
    Incorrect
    59
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He's 48!

    That means he can celebrate many more Ed Balls Days to come.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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