Most people regard ‘a decade ago’ as the good old nostalgic days of the 1990s. But in reality, that was more than two decades ago and most people born around that time are now in their early to late twenties. And if seeing all those candles on your birthday cake doesn’t make you feel old, here are some images (and facts) that will be sure to make you feel your age.
Whether it be YuGiOh! Cards or Pokemon or Beyblades, there are some items that just bring us back to childhood.
Here are 8 facts that will leave you feeling old.
1.Beanie babies were first released in 1993, meaning that they are approximately 23 or 24 years old nowadays. This means a Beanie baby could very well go into a bar and order him or herself an adult drink.
2.Grand Theft Auto debuted on the Playstation in 1998. Pac-Man around 1980. That means that there is less time between the original GTA and Pacman than there is between the original GTA and now.
3. Movies such as Back to the Future Part II, The Running Man and Escape from L.A. all show a future time that has already passed.
5. If the characters from The Simpsons actually aged in real time, Homer would be 63, Marge would be 61, Bart would be 37, Lisa would be 35 and Maggie would be a grown-up 28.
5.The debut of MTV was closer in time to World War II than it is to today! Bonus fact: those who were born when Family Guy first aired just entered into their first year of university.
6. The baby who played the sun on Teletubbies is now 22 years old. If that doesn’t make you feel old, we don’t know what will.
7. We live in a time where some high school kids have never seen an episode of America’s Next Top Model. And we are also closer to the year 2032 than to the year Avril Lavigne’s Sk8er Boi came out.
8.The Breakfast Club was released in 1985 and the first Godzilla movie came out in 1954, meaning that they closer in time to each other than we are to the Breakfast Club. Doesn’t that make you feel terribly old?