34 Things That Will Make You Feel Old

Suddenly childhood feels a long, long time ago.

1. Fun House proprietor Pat Sharp is now 50 years old.

2. And while we’re at it, the twins are 40 (Melanie is a receptionist and Martina is an account manager).

3. If she were real, the Lara Croft of the original Playstation game would be turning 40 this year.

4. Hunter from Gladiators is now bald.


5. You will never buy a packet of crisps for 10p ever again.

6. Or drink a bottle of Panda Pops (it was discontinued in 2011).

7. Or eat Lucky Charms (unless you’re prepared to pay Selfridges £7.49 to import them for you).

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8. Enough time has passed for B*witched to announce a comeback.

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Fifteen years, in fact.

9. Today’s 18-year-olds have never heard this sound.

10. Or this one.

11. Or even this.

12. 2 Unlimited’s “No Limits” came out 20 years ago.

13. Mind you, so did this.

14. It’s been 15 years since World Cup ‘98 when a teenage Michael Owen did this.

15. And 10 years since David Beckham went through his headband phase.

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16. Kevin the teenager would be 39 today.

17. Neil Buchanan from Art Attack is now 51 (and a singer in a heavy metal band).

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18. Ten years ago the Guardian homepage looked like this.


19. While 15 years ago, the Daily Mail website looked like THIS.


20. Ten years ago, these were the biggest-selling albums.

22. The Karate ‘Kid’ is 51.

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23. The Hurricanes haven’t kicked a ball in 20 years.


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25. No one has learnt the Macarena in 18 years.

26. Chaka Demus & Pliers are both 50.


30. If you were 14 when the first Harry Potter book came out, you’re 30 now.

31. It’s been a whole decade since this book was released.

32. This is now basically an antique.

33. It’s been 10 years since Jonny Wilkinson won the Rugby World Cup with this kick.

34. Hermione Granger is 22.

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