There is an ongoing (and it seems like a never-ending) discussion between the millennial generation kids and baby boomers. While the older folks are trying to prove that us young people are ruining the economy and basically the entire world, we millennials keep fighting back by blaming baby boomers for any minor inconvenience we stumble upon during the difficult period of growing up. Basically, both generations blame each other for everything that is wrong in this world, and we're not sure if there's any way to stop them. And while this fight about generation differences keeps evolving, a new, fresher and younger generation is slowly growing up only to find a new way to ruin the world that we live in. The so-called 'generation z' or 'Genz' are people that were born from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s. And even though the age difference between Genz and the millennial age might be small, there are some things that millennials grew up with that Gen z kids have no clue about. Bored Panda compiled a list of all the random things that the younger kids from different generation don't understand, and before you check it out, be careful, it might make you feel extremely old.

#1

bill_gross Report

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

😂 Also: ouch (I'm feeling old too)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

emmasxmen Report

B Dus
Community Member
1 year ago

poor guy. You could scream "NOOOOO" all you wanted, it was already too late

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

mobile.twitter.com Report

Vikki Albano
Community Member
1 year ago

A place to store your pot lol

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

englishjason Report

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Same (and I'm only in my 30s)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

marinap_13 Report

thepotatogirl
Community Member
1 year ago

I had these in my kindergarten class (born 1999)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

BabyySims Report

Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL! Yea. Sometimes the crowd is just a little too young for me. Their drinking the cheapest thing they can to get messed up. I'm sipping my one drink made with titos so I can get up on time the next day and get stuff done.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

mobile.twitter.com Report

Perryn Stert
Community Member
1 year ago

Always choose Rainbow Gradient

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

JasonDCrane Report

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw--that's kind of cute actually!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

AlyssaBreck Report

Ms.Maria
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, rockin out and crying at the same time

View more comments
#10

whitneyarner Report

Oathbraker
Community Member
1 year ago

With a laser, duh. Though the real party trick was burning the title on top of the disk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightScribe

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

IGOT7Wairaka Report

B Dus
Community Member
1 year ago

and a simple basic program would fit on only 10 of these

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

StephanieLentz Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

My car still has these (and the car is not vintage..)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

TheJordanMiller Report

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

the struggle was using a No 2 pencil to rewind them...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

mobile.twitter.com Report

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

I never had the color one :(

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

NinjaSweatpants Report

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
1 year ago

His 18 year old brother can't read.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

CptnInappropri8 Report

Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

No.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

jadesimian Report

Matt Richardson
Community Member
1 year ago

Gameboy was the great granddaddy of the smartphones and apps of today. Boy, you better respect it.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

juliawhitee Report

Baron Simone Von Bianco
Community Member
1 year ago

Bet whatever you want that she knows pretty well Justin Timberlake still. Boy bands are merely a launchpad for artists, if they are good enough to continue. East 17 were way better anyway...lol

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

SirChoudhury Report

Robert O
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure you can still buy these, the Listerine version

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

HistoryGlimpses Report

CrazyCatLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel this is not a generation thing.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

melbotis Report

birdhouse
Community Member
1 year ago

Put the needle on the record Put the needle on the record Put the needle on the record Put the needle on the record Put the needle on the record When the drumbeats go like this!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

trustnopizza Report

Oathbraker
Community Member
1 year ago

I loved the Mummy movie as a kid. And there was this other one where the devil was a hot woman and was trying to get Fraser's soul, it was a funny movie.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#23

Report

Rainbow_Gal05
Community Member
1 year ago

I watched these are the time! the little mermaid sing along!

View more comments
#24

LilViss_ Report

Ruby Brook
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. He's already a "was" book...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Gil_630 Report

Rainbow_Gal05
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

THOSE ARE LITTERED AROUND MY SCHOOL! The only problem is that they aren't working and no one is fixing them

why not
Community Member
1 year ago

do they just need to be emptied?

Load More Replies...
Zeze
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I never seen a pencil sharpener attached to a door?

Hodor! Hodor?
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm 39. What is this?

A Dyke From The Dreamworld
Community Member
1 year ago

Pencil sharpener.

Load More Replies...
Linda DeSha
Community Member
1 year ago

Always seemed to break the lead

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Okay, I was born in 1989 and I found out about these only recently, thanks to the internet. When we were kids, we always used the tiny sharpeners we carried in our pencils cases. So effective and space saving, and it never crossed my thoughts why these would need to be so huge. I guess it's for safety reasons, but still, never heard of a sharpener caused accident (only pencil accidents).

Just JoLynn
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm only a few years older than you and we had these in every classroom growing up in the US. They were huge because the whole class used them and it would hold more shavings, they could also work for many different size pencils.

Load More Replies...
toldyouso
Community Member
1 year ago

I almost didnt recognize it so i had to read the comments about this pic. We still use that at work and the children there (i work with children in a daycare center) still know what it is. If you dont put that aside they wont stop sharpening xD

Olli Glx
Community Member
1 year ago

But why "Antimicrobial"?

De'leeze(fka moon)
Community Member
1 year ago

Pencil Sharpener

Alex Wang
Community Member
1 year ago

Antimicrobial? What is this, a pencil sharpener that coveres it with sanitizer?

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Those things don't work. I'm already in college and still can't figure out how to sharpen it without breaking the pencil.

The Phantom of the Opera
Community Member
1 year ago

At my old school (a new one was built, it was over 70 years old) there was a ton of those, we called them crank dinosaurs, they were all covered in rust and you couldnt turn the crank without multiple people helping (the boys tried this more than once).

Mark Kusters
Community Member
1 year ago

Culture difference here: I'm from the "I've seen Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon"-generation and I don't have a clue what this is. if it wasn't for that "antimicrobial"' sticker I thought it was a 8 gauce pencil sharpener

Joanne
Community Member
1 year ago

So what is this? It has something to do with cleaning your hands, I presume? How do they work? I'm 34 but we don't have those in my country, for as far as I know.

Juririn
Community Member
1 year ago

Pencil sharpener. Antimicrobial😷

Load More Replies...
BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

"Well, let me show you. You put your finger in here, while I turn the handle..."

Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

They don't use these anymore? How are kids going to show off their outfits/new shoes?

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't think my 10 year nephew has ever touched a pencil that wasn't mechanical.

Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
1 year ago

Primary school memories of vying to sharpen the class pencils before class.

Dan Norbeck
Community Member
1 year ago

those are the introduction of pain.. look how poorly placed that is, thats gonna make you smack your knuckles when you use it

Sherry Willis
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't they still use no. 2 pencils in school!

Maryse Delacoure
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh wow we don't have these in our schools, it's super cool though D:

Hayden Crow
Community Member
1 year ago

They don't work

Ian Bodey
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s a wind up iPhone charger that does pencils as well !!!!!!!!!

Hollie Newton
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is it attached to the wall?

Jodi Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago

The smell of pencil lead and shavings, taking me back to my childhood memories in school

Pam
Community Member
1 year ago

That's OG Social Media!!!

Sheryl Logan
Community Member
1 year ago

I have one of those on my garage

Hannah Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

We still have those lol

Eredyn IreMist
Community Member
1 year ago

I HATE THOSE THINGSSSS!!!! They NEVER work... They RUIN pencils

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

At the last place we lived, I used to have an old used pencil sharpener that still worked. Now we've switched to mechanical pencils.

Emily Alanko
Community Member
1 year ago

LIES - my 7 year old knows what these are they still have them

Kym Walters
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm 34 and I don't know what that is 😳

Zori the degu
Community Member
1 year ago

These break the second you start using them. Useless garbage.

Tae Mae
Community Member
1 year ago

Still found in my college. lol.

Petra Pan
Community Member
1 year ago

What is it ?

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Manual pencil sharpener!!

Load More Replies...
Jack Urquhart
Community Member
1 year ago

Show your kid a pencil next and ask him what THAT is.

karinagoldfish
Community Member
1 year ago

I STILL HAVE THOSE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL!

Not Your Average Potato
Community Member
1 year ago

Last year, I had to fight my kids in class sometimes cause they'd rather spend their time using one of these (not as big tho) "cause it's fun" instead of paying attention to me

Biana Weatherford
Community Member
1 year ago

How many times did it snag a belt loop and knock some kid off his feet?

Bridget Donahue
Community Member
1 year ago

Those were in some of the older school buildings that I student taught at.

Bridget Donahue
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are still in some of the older school buildings. Some of the schools I student taught at had them.

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

My job in 4th grade was emptying these each day. A class of thirty could really pack the pencil dust.

Daniel da Silva
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know what is that either, but mainly because this was not sold in my country

Bob 2.0
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope those damnable things are purged out of existence eventually. They've been the bane of my existence for the entirety of my educational career.

Bridget Donahue
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that I'm a teacher, I've grown to loath electric pencil sharpeners just as much...I eventually put it away and just sharpen the dull/broken pencils myself when students aren't around.

Load More Replies...
Nia Loves Art
Community Member
1 year ago

They still have those. I don’t think it is an age thing.

David Wheater
Community Member
1 year ago

Got to admit, I'm 48 and I didn't recognise that version.

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

He's never sharpened a pencil before?

thepotatogirl
Community Member
1 year ago

he probably uses electric pencil sharpeners

Load More Replies...
Louise Brigance
Community Member
1 year ago

Just how many kids stuck their fingers in there and gave it a crank? hmmm

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

mobile.twitter.com Report

Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

Explain it like this: Imagine that every time an app crashed, you would have to turn off your phone, blow into it, then restart. Also imagine that when you downloaded an app, it was actually finished, and didn't require a patch twice a week to fix all of the bugs and add unnecessary updates.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

mrbitoni Report

Chicago Kitty
Community Member
1 year ago

What the heck? This was a thing?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

_Beansie Report

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Rugrats, Doug, Rocko & my beloved Arnold...my childhood.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

AnikevdM Report

Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

You're slipping under!

View more comments
#30

lakotabrooke Report

Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Handy dandy notebook? Thinking chair? Mail time??? Ahhh

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

CaptainBeck_ Report

hobbitly
Community Member
1 year ago

Move it, football head XD

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda