We all like to think that age is just a number. And it kinda works until you come across a relic from the old times. Your heart starts pumping, and you gotta tell yourself "I ain’t a kid no more."

So when someone started the "I’m this old" Twitter challenge, it blew up in an instant. People started sharing pictures of old-school stuff that best represents how old they’ve gotten. From Myspace accounts and floppy disks to Accelerated Reader and Yogos Bits, there’s a relatable thing for virtually everyone. So let’s go down memory lane, where everything feels so much more recent than it actually is.

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Beeps
Community Member
1 month ago

Just WHY can’t you get those any more? I even had much more exciting ones with fish and baskets and all sorts of amazing scenery inside.

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Eli
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1 month ago

These things are still being used in schools in South Africa...

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Chantel Atwell
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1 month ago

I still have a couple of those...

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If any of these objects seem familiar, there’s a great chance you belong to the millennial generation, which covers anyone born from 1981 to 1996. That being said, the youngest millennials are now fully-grown adults. That means we can clearly spot the generational differences in comparison to to Generation X (born from 1965-1980) and baby boomers (born from 1946-1964).

According to Pew Research Center, millennials make up the 2nd largest generation in the US electorate, “a fact that continues to shape the country’s politics given their Democratic leanings when compared with older generations.” In general, this demographic group is “more educated but there’s a sharp economical divide between those with a college education and those without it.”

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Monika Lachova
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1 month ago

still used this way in our country

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Steve Barnett
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1 month ago

Apparently, whatever your first choice was, it was never a mine. Never realised that. Just thought I was always lucky.

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thee1nonlykRiS
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1 month ago

I could never fold my notes like some of my friends did

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To compare with their predecessors, millennials tend to be more conscious about their health and general well-being. A 2013 Aetna poll showed that “baby boomers were likely to define 'healthy' as not falling sick.” Meanwhile, millennials consider healthy eating habits and physical activity as the definitions of healthy. That explains why we have seen such a rise in food preferences like vegan, gluten-free, organic, and other natural alternatives.

On the other hand, there’s a steady tendency of decline in millennial homeownership. Business Insider suggests that this is due to the fact that as a whole “they have less money than their parents did at the same age.” According to this report titled “Are Millennials Different?” by The Federal Reserve: millennials have lower earnings, fewer assets, and less wealth compared to baby boomers.

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varwenea
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1 month ago

The front piece is removable to discourage thieves from breaking into the car to steal it. Classic!

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thee1nonlykRiS
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1 month ago

Hell yeah still have mine!

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
1 month ago

Some ppl have mad skills on these things! It blows my mind. I could barely make anything recognizable! haha

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Daria B
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1 month ago

Yes, and do you remember when you had to play Final Fantasy 8 on 5 separate CDs? (The 5th was the installation disc, PC version)

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zims
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1 month ago

People used to make these out of tin cans.

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Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

This was also useful for old and almost broken cassette players to play mp3 files on.

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 month ago

Almost forgot about this.

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varwenea
Community Member
1 month ago

Laser pointer with different tips to create different looks. High tech. 😉

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Rick
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1 month ago (edited)

I had one with a loaded spring in it so when you reached to get one and pull it out, metal snapped down onto the victims finger or thumb. It was actually quite painful.

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MsM
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1 month ago

I always wanted one.... :(

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Bill
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1 month ago

Be kind, please rewind. Or we will charge you an extra dollar

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PotterHead
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1 month ago

They still have this at many summer camps and school playgrounds.

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Mimimimi
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1 month ago

We had those too when I was a kid, but with pictures of the looney tunes on them! Flippo's!

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

ok, you are old!

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varwenea
Community Member
1 month ago

No old at all

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RJ
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1 month ago

My kids blew up the toilet seat with this.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

OMG I absolutely loved my skydancer.

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Francis
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1 month ago

had one! :D but i don't remember what it all could do though...

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KttyMazMeow
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3 weeks ago

those were so hard to open for me!

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PotterHead
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1 month ago

I had to use these when I was in 1st-3rd grade and i´m 13. They may be old but their still in use today so...

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Adam Hart-Dyke
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1 month ago

Whoah. That school was clearly better funded than mine!

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JessG
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1 month ago

I just bought a bunch of these ice pops

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Em Wal
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1 month ago

I feel this picture in my ankle

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Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, I have one of these in my office. ♡

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