Millennials Share 30 Things Generation Z Doesn’t Know About, And It Will Make You Feel Old
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.
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With a laser, duh. Though the real party trick was burning the title on top of the disk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightScribe
Gameboy was the great granddaddy of the smartphones and apps of today. Boy, you better respect it.
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
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.
I watched these are the time! the little mermaid sing along!
THOSE ARE LITTERED AROUND MY SCHOOL! The only problem is that they aren't working and no one is fixing them
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.
Rugrats, Doug, Rocko & my beloved Arnold...my childhood.
I giggled, though some of the posts are stretching it a bit thin.
200 years later: ...and when I was your age, we had things called "pens", that we wrote with on "paper"- None of this microchip-telepathy nonsense. And we had to ride a "bus" to go to school, no transmatter portals in 2019...
200 years ?? Lol, look around you, in 15 years, it will be nearly classified as prehistoric stuff...
I think it would be more fun/interesting to show Gen Z things from Gen X. There was such a rapid burst of change that it seems we went from the Flintstones to the Jetsons during that period.
Right!!! But a lot on this list applies to Gen X too.
What I found funny were the people saying "And my didn't know who/what was" and I feel old. Then I realize I too don't know who/what / is. Not because I'm too young and haven't experienced it but because I'm too old and completely missed it...
I was born in 1980, but lived a hand me down life till I was around 10, so I sorta feel like I grew up in 70s also.
"hand me down life" made me smile- that was my deal too, although being born in 1970 I remember them first hand. It doesn't seem like hand me downs are a thing anymore. Everyone seems to have everything new and shiny. Heck, I was happy if something fit and wasn't completely faded from so many trips through the washing machine. My first pair of "designer" jeans were a hand me down from my male cousin- I'm a girl- but I was so glad to get those Sergio Valentes!
I feel like some of these were a little too overdone. The fact that Gen Z kids don't know about some movie or actor from 20 years ago is completely normal.
I was born in 2004 and I knew about 10 things on the list.
You shouldn't be here
What?? How can millennials and older sit here and go "OH MY GOD DO GEN Z KIDS ACTUALLY DO NOT KNOW THAT THESE ARE". Or those "only 90's kids remember most" when I, a gen z and 2000's kid literally know exactly what you're talking about?
Some things are are stretching it a bit, most of the time I know what it is, but some of them are like really??? Do you REALLY expect us to know that?? Or I'm fact vice versa like do you really think we don't know what that is?
About 15 years back I found a doll house that I had as a kid at an antique store. That hurt a little bit.
When I was 30 I found a childhood toy at an antique store. WTF?!
What's happening is that people misuse the term "antique", not knowing that to qualify an item needs to be 100 years old.
Some are going too far. Come on, I'm 16 and I recognised 90% of those immediately! Are the peers asking what these are coming from the moon or something?
As part of the older Gen-Z crowd, this article is beyond stupid. A lot of these things were around during the mid-2000s some even to the late 2000s...some of these things are still used (y'all think people don't use roll film anymore...really?). Get over yourselves, Jesus.
Such nostalgia! (Born 1988)
I recognized some of these, and others I was like, what is that? Born 1999, so I have no idea whether I'm a millennial or Gen Z
You're Gen Z
We established early on that a generation is 20 years so... Born 1945-1965 Boomer, 1965-1985 GenX, 1985-2005 Millenial, 2005-2025 GenZ
I'm gen z and i know perfectly well what all of these things are soooooo...
Born in 2005
1999-2004 gang where you at
Just imagine in 20 years time kids will be asking who are the Kardashians....
I don't know half of these music artists or whatever, and while I am old...there are just so many levels of old.
I'm lucky to be one of the Millennials who was young enough to appreciate 80's music but old enough to adjust to 90's technology. We were known as the "Oregon Trail" Millennials.
All of these make me feel old - even too old to have had a Game Boy.
No one is too old to have a Game Boy! You go on eBay right now, and buy one! I recommend the Legend of Zelda games. So good, Robin Williams named his daughter after them.
Ryo, the problem is that any original Game Boys are nearing the point where their chemical bonds and whatnot are breaking down. They weren't designed to last 30+ years. They survived the Gulf War but they aren't surviving the passage of time. Mine doesn't work anymore despite no real damage. =( Edit: The good news is that most of the good games from back then are available for download on the Nintendo eStore. I bought the Zelda games on my DS.
We just can't see the screen!
You old people just don’t get the culture Istg i remember everything since I was like 2 and up and as a 16 ur old the best part of my childhood revolves around animal bands slappy bands (until the tape measerer poped out and cut my wrist open🥲) a ds which you OLD PEOPLE CALL GAMEBOYS dragon tales(I can recite the whole chant) lazy town wonder pets Oswald Danamles zhu zhu pets those wierd animal shaped paper plates and aggressive mortal combat matches on the ps3 and watching my dad play god of war and having to cover my eyes every 5 seconds because of the MA content
16 pic. I'll tell kids that this mustard, mayonase and catchup pipes
Your little cousin probably didnt ask you any of this
When you roll down this post and realize you know what every single object is and what's purpose is. I grew up in the 1990s.
Remember when 30 years ago adults were complaining that they had to ask a five year old to setup their VCR ? We are those 5 year olds, and we are still being asked to set things up !!
I was born in 1980 and I constantly was fixing people's VCR's to stop flashing the time as a kid. When my family got our first CD stereo system I set it up. Same thing went for our first DVD player. I guess that's why I'm an electronics technician today.
Am I the only 18 year old who got most of these? (the socks thing is just trivial)
I bought an old house to rehab. I was taking down the chimney with a college kid. He didn't know what the big metal thing strapped to the chimney was. It was an old TV antenna. He had never seen one.
I find it weird that I'm a Gen Z, but I relate to 90's kids. (born 2003).
I was born in early 06 and Ik these all they don’t get the fact we all watched Disney movies religiously on vhs tapes the only difference is we got cool s**t like animal bands and zhu zhu pets they call us uncultured when they call our ds a gameboy and our wii a Nintendo
I think all 90's kids know these things. Bored Panda says from mid 90's people are already Gen Z, but I definitely know all of these,and am a Millenial,not a Gen Z.
Besides the Backstreet Boys and Gameboy, I have absolutely no idea what this stuff is or does. I feel young.
Thanks for ignoring my generation in the original comments.
Is anyone going to make one of these for the objects that were on the way out or gone when we oldsters were youngsters?
I know what most of these are and im 16.....
I know every generation dumps on the next. But doesn't it seem a few years too soon for this to start.
Guess who Howdy Doody was.
I feel old because my colleagues at work don't know what mIRC is...
Some of them may feel old. Some of us actually ARE old.
Anyone remember how we used ti dial up the internet using a router in a separate box and the sounds it made?
Best thing I ever heard was the parents that put a rotary phone in front of their kids and asked them how you use it. Every kid kept looking for a touch screen or buttons to push.
In a few years no onw will know who the orange man in the W.H. was!
Green Stamps ......................... 'nuff said
I can't continue the list, too painful
I'm going to weep softly in my coffee mug because I used to tease my Mom that she was so unhip her butt fell off. I am she...with a beard.
"Genz"? Are you serious?
I remember all those things very well :)
My sisters doesnt know what a Mercedes-Benz W124 is. Or W123, W115, X204 etc. Not sure its an age thingie, though. Maybe they are just strange people,
I'm 33 and i don't know what 19 is? Bostitch? Someone help me out here.....
sorry to have to break it to you but, brace yourself, you're not that old and obscure yet (i know you want to feel like you are, but trust me you're not)
You people all make me feel old. Almost every one of these things are from my adult life! 1965 baby here....
I know what most of this stuff is. I'm 12 by the way.
A lot of these are either "OH MAN, KIDS DON'T KNOW WHAT CASSETTES ARE AND I FEEL OLD!" or pop culture stuff that has largely been left in the 90s for good reasons.
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I feel proud to say my brother raised his daughter right. At 10 she asked to put on some good music, I asked her what it was first and she said I think I'm paranoid by Garbage. When I asked her how she knew Garbage she said her daddy plays it all the time. Thank goodness for that.