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
3 months 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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3 months ago

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

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Chantel Atwell
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3 months 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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3 months ago

still used this way in our country

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
3 months ago

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

Janine B.
Community Member
3 months ago

I love this game and I still play it from time to time. So I can tell you even your first choice can be a mine. :)

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Mark
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3 months ago

You always started off with good intent and then it just turned to guess work!

Jessany Trotter
Community Member
3 months ago

Triggers your anxiety! That’s how it works! 😅

JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Used to love this game. It's not as hard as people think

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
3 months ago

OH,WOW!!! If this is the game I think it is,you can play this on google!

Kam
Community Member
3 months ago

Once you know how to play, BEST. GAME. EVER

Bob Belcher
Community Member
3 months ago

It's not hard. The number next to the block is how many bombs are near by.

Felipe StillChill
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that minesweepers

Tiffiny
Community Member
3 months ago

*Still plays this*

Lillukka
Community Member
3 months ago

Best games; minesweeper and tetris. Still play both.

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Jenyfer Simmerman
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3 months ago

Minesweeper! was a cool game.

Asya Nor
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Numbers mean the amount of 💣 near

Braxton Norman
Community Member
3 months ago

I have beat it once then i tryed it again lost 2nd touch

Jennifer Sacrison
Community Member
3 months ago

I figured out how to play it!!! Gen X rules!!! 😂😂

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
3 months ago

Go girl!

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Harold Summer
Community Member
3 months ago

Cool game that exposed quite a few people to logic and deduction.

Noaki Sari
Community Member
3 months ago

I still play it. Its fun once you know the rules.

Андрій Мельник
Community Member
3 months ago

56sec my own record

zims
Community Member
3 months ago

For years I thought it was a game of luck, that you were supposed to click randomly and go as long as possible without hitting a mine. Didn't figure out how to play until my late 20s.

Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

The whole purpose was to get people used to using a mouse

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

Bill- are you Bill...Gates?

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Jaysa Maheem
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2 months ago

?

Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 months ago

I absolutely LOVE minesweeper! If you could find someone to play minesweeper flags with you, even better!

Max L.
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, you got pretty far clicking randomly

Tenzin Moore
Community Member
2 months ago

you use math and probability to not dig up any mines so if their is a place that has a lot of 3s,and 4s you shouldn't dig their if it is 1s and 2s you should but sometimes you cab get unlucky

Deb Mason
Community Member
2 months ago

I still play minesweeper lol

Sophie Foster
Community Member
3 months ago

I have friends that still play this game, you can play a version of it on google: https://www.google.com/search?q=mine%20game&tbm&safe=active&ssui=on&surl=1

miley stewert
Community Member
3 months ago

i love that game

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
3 months ago

LOL, me either! 😂

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
3 months ago

I loved this game! Wasn't that long ago on my other laptop. Pre 2010.

Mireia Dos
Community Member
3 months ago

I never learned to play this either. Glad I'm not the only one! 😂

Janet Brown
Community Member
3 months ago

I remember this but never played.

Manuel Pérez
Community Member
3 months ago

You could never win this game because it was so lucky that the black squares didn't come out.

Amy Pontious
Community Member
3 months ago

I never liked this game I always sucked at it!

Heather Menard
Community Member
3 months ago

Hoe the F does it work

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
3 months ago

Had to figure out the pattern.

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Teresa Groth
Community Member
3 months ago

I had a rough time playing this game!

Donna Gettings Apperson
Community Member
3 months ago

I still play this game.

Sandy Townzen
Community Member
3 months ago

Nobody knows how tf that game works.

Judith Finch
Community Member
3 months ago

Ha, it was easy. The numbers are how many bombs surround it. Makes me laugh that people still dont know how to play it.

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Id row
Community Member
3 months ago

Ugh, I remember messing with that stupid game and getting frustrated with it to the point where you just start clicking every where and then say 'f*ck it' and x out.

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
3 months ago

?????????????WHAT???!!!!!IS!!??THAT???????!!!!!!

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
3 months ago

What is that lol

Emily Bean
Community Member
3 months ago

my just taught me how to play but i forgot

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
3 months ago

... as i'm currently playing it on the 2nd monitor..

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

I could never do this but I must admit to looking for it on any computer, no idea why lol. I'd love a go at it right now lol

CherylTunt
Community Member
3 months ago

The game is super easy

Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 months ago

People who understand this game love it, but I never figured it out.

Melodie Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

yep

Kayla Araujo
Community Member
3 months ago

My daughter tried playing it asks couldn't figure it out. She kept asking me how you play it lol

Katherine Corluka
Community Member
3 months ago

i never really knew how to play this game would just hope for the best. Gen Z btw still had this

Surya Amriza
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm teaching my son to do this game right, during this quarantine and he immediately hooked up. Well, at least for a couple of hours before he eventually get back to his Minecraft ':D

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
3 months ago

No one really does, lol

Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah I didn't know for years what the numbers went. Mind blown when I figured it out.

Rae Black
Community Member
3 months ago

No one does Lol!

Beyer Brady
Community Member
3 months ago

I love minesweeper

Anita Marx
Community Member
3 months ago

Before Internet it was the hot sh*t in the offices, still hold the record.

mickey
Community Member
3 months ago

they have this game still

Precious Kalumba
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I still got no idea how to play this game......

Mariana Schneider
Community Member
3 months ago

I still play it on my phone!

Country Nana
Community Member
3 months ago

I love this game!

CodingGirl04
Community Member
3 months ago

You can still play it on Google, and plenty of my friends love it

Sterrinatu
Community Member
3 months ago

I still have no idea how to play this....

Mariana Schneider
Community Member
3 months ago

The number is how many mines are in direct contact with that square (up to 8). You gotta clear the board.

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Kristina Zambrano
Community Member
3 months ago

I played this too lol i also don't know how it works XD

Rick
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Haha, I know how to play this game. I taught myself by reading the rules after getting bored with solitaire. It was my greatest achievement when I beat the expert level. Hint: clicking both mouse buttons makes the game much faster (but you do need to know how to play it).

Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 months ago

One of my favourite games. I have it on my iphone...

Chelsea Bates
Community Member
3 months ago

No one does

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
3 months ago

No one knows honey. And those who claim they do, well.. guess we're getting the Witch Hunts back.

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thee1nonlykRiS
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3 months 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
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months ago

Hell yeah still have mine!

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
3 months 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
Community Member
3 months 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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3 months ago

People used to make these out of tin cans.

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Daria B
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

Almost forgot about this.

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varwenea
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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Rick
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3 months 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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3 months ago

I always wanted one.... :(

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Bill
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3 months ago

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

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PotterHead
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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Mimimimi
Community Member
3 months 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
3 months ago

ok, you are old!

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varwenea
Community Member
3 months ago

No old at all

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RJ
Community Member
3 months ago

My kids blew up the toilet seat with this.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

OMG I absolutely loved my skydancer.

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Francis
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3 months 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 months ago

those were so hard to open for me!

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PotterHead
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3 months 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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3 months ago

Whoah. That school was clearly better funded than mine!

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JessG
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3 months ago

I just bought a bunch of these ice pops

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Em Wal
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3 months ago

I feel this picture in my ankle

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Daria B
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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