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
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4 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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4 months ago

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

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Chantel Atwell
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4 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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4 months ago

still used this way in our country

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Steve Barnett
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4 months 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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4 months ago

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

Cassie
Community Member
4 months ago

I did! I could fold little paper ninja stars, too! I folded notes like this for my boyfriend and now my kids are old enough that they could fold notes like this to their boy/girlfriends but all they ever do is send texts. Soooo boring!

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Michelle C
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4 months ago

I'm still waiting for a pic of something I don't know

JC Stiehl
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4 months ago

I'm drowning in memories

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Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

Nothing like killing a 700 pound buffalo to only carry back 150 pounds and then dying of disantary the next day.

JessG
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4 months ago

YAY! PIZZA DAY!!

Annabeth Chase
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4 months ago

At school we had to play the Oregon Trail to learn about the Oregon trail. Me and my friends would name the people strange names so whenever someone died it was hysterical. This was only last year. My teacher was old.

TESSA ADKINS
Community Member
4 months ago

*Raises Hand* *relizes shes in gen Z*

i like jelly
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4 months ago

Aside from the 1st, all of those are still in schools

Ananeemoos Jak
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4 months ago

Hey, my school still has all this stuff!

Eden-Rose Huntsman
Community Member
4 months ago

lol mine too, the textbooks are literally older than me

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deanna woods
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4 months ago

Hated those stupid pencil sharpeners and how they would jam up.

Regina Schwab
Community Member
4 months ago

I actually got one of those pencil sharpeners for a Christmas gift one year. Ok, it was one of many gifts but I can still remember how disappointed, and I have to admit, a bit angry I was when I opened it and that was probably 55 years ago...the things we remember.

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it's me again
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4 months ago

I still have my secret folded notes from French class circa 1977 !

Debby Hartinger
Community Member
4 months ago

Thinking about the school lunches still makes my stomach hurt.

Barn Owl Hedwig
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4 months ago

The food and pencil sharpener are still in the Alton school district.

mewmew34
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4 months ago

We all fought over Oregon Trail when I was a kid. We didn't have enough copies for everyone to play it at once. I also really miss some of the lunches my school had when I was a kid. There is always that mystery slop stereotype about school food, but everything we had was pretty awesome. Only stuff I didn't like were things I don't eat no matter what, like the soft shell tacos (I hate soft flour tortillas). We never got the little pretzels like in that photo, but the "Reeses" dessert was amazing. Crushed Graham cracker base, some sort of peanut butter cream, and then chocolate pudding on top.

Katie Allen
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4 months ago

the school lunches when I was a kid were disgusting so I always brought my lunch

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Lauren Bronson
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4 months ago

The Oregon Trail!!! 😍😍😍 I don't think I ever finished a game 😂🤣🤣

TY FERGUSON
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4 months ago

im only 11 but i love oregon trail!!!!

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
4 months ago

We had those pencil sharpeners in my elementary school! wow.

Avery S Alberico
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4 months ago

My middle school still has those pencil sharpeners by the door

Susan Westmoreland
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh my God! Why did we look forward to Square, bland pizza? Add chocolate milk and.......

Mark Sheffield
Community Member
4 months ago

The food on that tray looks SOOOO bad!

Jolee Hang
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3 months ago

I recognize two of these. The trays (I think that's what the picture is supposed to be, rather than any of the food) was the standard at my school until third grade, but then I moved schools, and have moved many times since then, and haven't seen one since, so I think it was exclusively that school/district/area/city. And the pencil sharpeners are still all over my old middle school, which my sister goes to, but probably only because it's rumored the last time it was remodeled was in the 50's, which leads to the theory that the boys get actual assigned gym lockers while the girls get locker 'boxes' which are less than a square foot, and are only allowed to use the real lockers during class. We put our gym stuff in the boxes when we are done. My librarian, who was, like, 60, and went to the school, said it was because at the time, far less girls did gym and sports. I kept hoping that they'd remodel while I was still there. No such luck.

sierra rae
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3 months ago

i died of dysentery

Fiona Stern
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3 months ago

I'm 14 and I definitely grew up with these

Francesa Miller
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3 months ago

Remember? We still use that sharpener.

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
4 months ago

i use the pencil sharpening thing at school but the other things...

Olive Pearcey
Community Member
4 months ago

Or ember the Oregon trail, but I was born in early 2000s and we had really old games and that was one of them😂😂

SuavePotato
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4 months ago

I think this is America, cause I have no clue, lol

Marley Lennon
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4 months ago

All of these pictures are still relevant for my school

Mark Kelly
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes to all here in Canada except the lunch thing at my school. We had a cafeteria but was small. You could get food but I'm not sure ht they had and went home for lunch.

Max L.
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4 months ago

Would any angel soul lie me please about that’s not pizza ?

Wendy Yim
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4 months ago

omg love the stupid old pizza

Lilly's happy place
Community Member
4 months ago

they still have those sharpeners

Tenzin Moore
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4 months ago

i love Oregon trail i am the best at it

AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
Community Member
4 months ago

A lot of that stuff is at my grade school

Dawn Soehren
Community Member
4 months ago

ME me me

Johnny Morys
Community Member
4 months ago

I got food trays in jail. LOL Weed

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
4 months ago

I miss the OLD Oregon Trail! I was an excellent buffalo sniper. LOL. Also had lots of tombstones with my name on them :(

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
4 months ago

😂 Were you in my class????

Eagle Girl
Community Member
4 months ago

Still have notes, folded, and pencil sharpener. Love the smell

Annie Fullmer
Community Member
4 months ago

We even had the Oregon Trail game

ABIGAIL KIRK
Community Member
4 months ago

My school has all of those, except for the computer

Lousie_Belcher
Community Member
4 months ago

we pass notes in read aloud

Peggy Schultz
Community Member
4 months ago

Oregon Trail!!

Kay Becker
Community Member
4 months ago

I have a handheld version of Oregon trail. Couldn’t help myself

Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
4 months ago

Used the computer, own the pencil sharpener.

Janet Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

Best pencil sharpener!

Barbara Harmer
Community Member
4 months ago

YEP

Anna roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

Best pencil sharpener, cleaning house after my oldest kid moved out and came across the Oregon trail disk LOL

Tiffiny
Community Member
4 months ago

The Macintosh computer and Oregon Trail was my first grade!

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
4 months ago

Waves disparately.

Jenyfer Simmerman
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG, we had that game, too!

Manuel Pérez
Community Member
4 months ago

If someone uses pencil still, as professional cartoonists, using manual or electric pencil sharpener.

Manuel Pérez
Community Member
4 months ago

Slave terminals were the first step for computer registration, previously they were done on direct registration machines.

Amy Pontious
Community Member
4 months ago

Yep

Heather Menard
Community Member
4 months ago

I am older then that because I never had computers in school

Teresa Groth
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes lived through all these times!

Little Lark
Community Member
4 months ago

The school I go to has all of those. And yes, my classmates and I used to pass each other notes in class. We played Oregon Trail during history once because our history teacher was being nostalgic.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
4 months ago

The schools still use those style food trays.

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

Yep to all that. I remember when our school got a Commodore 64 with Zork on it. I was hooked on computers and video games ever since.

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
4 months ago

I was old enough to actually appreciate these things. Especially The Oregon Trail. Classic!

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4 months ago

People don't eat food anymore?

Katie Allen
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4 months ago

that's not food

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McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
4 months ago

my teachers have that pencil sharpener

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
4 months ago

Okay so: That computer is ancient. That slop is nasty and my PRIVATE school serves cheese-stuffed pizza, so can't relate. My private school still has those sharpeners on every door. AND THOSE NOTES ARE SOOOO FUN TO FOLD <3

Mark Johanen
Community Member
4 months ago

Do people not use pencil sharpeners any more? I'm pretty sure pencils still exist and are still quite useful in many cases.

Rachel Borowyckyj
Community Member
4 months ago

I still have a sharpener like this one.

Merry Miller Moon
Community Member
4 months ago

That pizza was so good! Still have one of those pencil sharpeners in our basement!

CincyReds
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG the school pizza was to die for!!

I_Love_Food🍰🍨🍱🍤🐕🐈
Community Member
4 months ago

We still have lunch trays like that

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
4 months ago

Those are still the best pencil sharpeners ever...

Rob Chapman
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes, yes & yes. We used Apple IIe's in 7th grade computer class in 1984.

Melodie Cook
Community Member
4 months ago

I had a Zenith "portable". Orange letters on the green screen and weighed a ton.

Kayla Araujo
Community Member
4 months ago

My kids still for letters that way and I have a sharpener in the house we just moved into that I had been wanting for 30 years

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
4 months ago

At my school, for some reason they replaced the plastic ones with styrofoam!

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember all of this stuff

Jodi Forrester
Community Member
4 months ago

I can fold paper into a heart. Super neat

Living_Shadow
Community Member
4 months ago

They still have those sharpeners at my school, and my school is fairly new

Useless Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

Those sharpeners never seem to work. Also, at my schools, why does it feel like the food quality has just gone down over the years? They keep saying they're healthier options, but I don't want pizza that falls apart as soon as I take a bite.

GumShoe359
Community Member
4 months ago

You have died of Dysentery....

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
4 months ago

YES!! This is exactly right!

M Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

Okay, all classrooms have pencil sharpeners, especially like art class. Unfortunately, they have opted for disposable trays. Washable, reusable trays were way less wasteful. There will always be notes.

Candyce Monroe
Community Member
4 months ago

Three of the four still exist at the school where I teach.

Rae Black
Community Member
4 months ago

*shudder* the pizza

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
4 months ago

*raises hand* except for that computer. My elementary school had newer ones. In color.

Esca Sav
Community Member
4 months ago

First time I had pizza in school, I was so excited. Then it came out rectangular and for some reason I couldn't handle the fact that it wasn't triangular and next thing you know, you had a five year old in hysteria in the middle of the cafeteria... I refused to order school pizza until like 7th grade

Noaki Sari
Community Member
4 months ago

only the pencil sharpener

Rani Johnson
Community Member
4 months ago

Ahhh. The 5th grade.

Acacio Lima
Community Member
4 months ago

I still have this Pencil sharpener.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't think we had the first three in Finland, the fourth one I assume is just a kid thing anyway

Loki C
Community Member
4 months ago

I tried to sharpen my finger in one of those in 3rd grade. It did not go well.

Nick
Community Member
4 months ago

I got a tiny Oregon trail handheld game from amazon for nostalgia. It is almost exactly the original but without the references to Indians attacking. Same noises and everything. So much dysentery.

Soshi SS X
Community Member
4 months ago

that pizza was always good though

Jennifer Lama
Community Member
4 months ago

I can still remember what that lasagna tasted like... .

Angi Jiles
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4 months ago

I can smell that pizza

Water Bottle
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

My classes have the pencil sharpener in our classrooms, and my elementary school had the lunch trays

April Simnel
Community Member
4 months ago

Ha! Looks like 1979 to me!

Jus
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I still have my pencil sharpener with CARS, because my aunt was sure Barbies would be too sweet for me... She was so wrong.

Keilyn Hiilei
Community Member
4 months ago

RAISED lmao

Mariana Schneider
Community Member
4 months ago

I have never seen one of those sharpeners

dev mehta
Community Member
4 months ago

This brings back memories of my junior high years in early 1980`s

Ila Chakravarthy
Community Member
4 months ago

Ugh... we still have those crappy pencil sharpeners in our classrooms...

Animal lover❤
Community Member
4 months ago

I love that game❤

kitcats
Community Member
4 months ago

we still use those lunch trays

Phantom Captain
Community Member
4 months ago

Pizza day was the best!

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Hey, those rectangle pizza's were amazing. I can still remember the taste. Sometime in the '90's my high school switched to hexagon pizza. Not the same.

BG
Community Member
4 months ago

During quarantine, the school district has been delivering those school lunches to my house for the kiddos. I've been trading lunches with them. I had rectangle pizza last Friday. It still tastes exactly the way I remember it.

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Ninja Kitty
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4 months ago

*raises four hands*

Bill
Community Member
4 months ago

Damn disentary gotbme almost every time

MsM
Community Member
4 months ago

That pretty much sums up my 80's high school experience.

thee1nonlykRiS
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4 months ago

pictured*

thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
4 months ago

Ah yes everything pictures brings back so many memories! Except the milk carton, we had milk in a plastic bag that u had to puncture (a little circle was on the bag to show u where) with a plastic straw.

JessG
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4 months ago

Yikes! Where?

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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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4 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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4 months ago

Hell yeah still have mine!

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
4 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
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4 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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4 months ago

People used to make these out of tin cans.

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Daria B
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4 months ago

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

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Janine B.
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4 months ago

Almost forgot about this.

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varwenea
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4 months ago

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

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Rick
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4 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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4 months ago

I always wanted one.... :(

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Bill
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4 months ago

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

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PotterHead
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4 months ago

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

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Mimimimi
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4 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
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4 months ago

ok, you are old!

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varwenea
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4 months ago

No old at all

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RJ
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4 months ago

My kids blew up the toilet seat with this.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

OMG I absolutely loved my skydancer.

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Francis
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4 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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4 months ago

those were so hard to open for me!

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PotterHead
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4 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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4 months ago

Whoah. That school was clearly better funded than mine!

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JessG
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4 months ago

I just bought a bunch of these ice pops

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Em Wal
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4 months ago

I feel this picture in my ankle

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Daria B
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4 months ago

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

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