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
2 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.

Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, I actually saw a miniature version of this recently in a random small convenience store. Anyway, yeah, you don't see these very often anymore.

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Charlotte
Community Member
2 months ago

No batteries to run down, only thumb ache from vigorous button pumping! I kinda miss these too

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
2 months ago

Those buttons were hard to push. I guess because you had to move water with that button.I loved the way plastic smelled in the '80's. These things and jelly shoes.

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Emma
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2 months ago

For everyone looking for these they are available at Target. They have a retro section in the games department. These, troll dolls, my little pony. Just saw them yesterday.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

So simple yet was heaps of fun.

MsM
Community Member
2 months ago

I had hours of wholesome fun with one of those.

PurplePringle
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not old. I'm a teenager and I know what this is. I had one

thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow I wish local stores sold these still! They were very entertaining for little ones!

Dave P
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2 months ago

I spent so many hours on this, especially on road trips, this and similar ones

temmie
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2 months ago

i remember these i loved them

chickiethehen
Community Member
2 months ago

this was my favorite toy of my childhood... :(

kasa alex
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2 months ago

Yes!

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

Try being this old. I got these for my birthday when I was 7 or 8. metal-roll...cdc113.jpg metal-rollar-skates-5eb1df9cdc113.jpg

Lorrie Finley
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1 month ago

Boomer hand me down

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Elizabeth Pepper
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2 months ago

My 7 year old brother has one! Its not Thaaat old

Elizabeth Pepper
Community Member
2 months ago

My 7 year old brother has one of these

🐺MoonShadow 😍😘😈
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2 months ago

those are so fun

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
2 months ago

My younger brother got one of these,but in a fish shape,for his b-day like,2 years ago. I was literally obsessed with that thing!!

Leslie Mallard
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2 months ago

I had the one with a swordfish!

Michelle C
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2 months ago

used to play this on the bus ride home

Fiona Stern
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1 month ago

I'm 14 and I definitely grew up with this

Jaysa Maheem
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1 month ago

i love those!

Dana James-parsons
Community Member
1 month ago

i had a ton of these

Lilly's happy place
Community Member
1 month ago

What do you mean my niece has one and shes 8

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 month ago

My kids had one of those. Wasn't that easy to win!

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG, I had one of these! Forgot all about it. Gawd it was annoying!

Angela
Community Member
1 month ago

" 30 “I’m This Old” Tweets That Generation Z Won’t Know " I'm part of Gen Z but I have many memories related to that game! I remember how my bulgarian granny used tu buy me tons of those, it was one of my favourite games :)

Isaac Harvey
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1 month ago

So many memories...

Gretchen Greene
Community Member
2 months ago

I truly want one right NOW So cool.

Amy Pontious
Community Member
2 months ago

I loved mine!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes I seen these!

Sasha Titus
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG these were soooooo frustrating

Bobbie No
Community Member
2 months ago

they sell them at Target as a "retro" toy

Linda Holland
Community Member
2 months ago

I bought these in USA for my kids by the next month they were on sale in UK

Amy Taylor
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2 months ago

I have a scar on my upper lip from this exact one falling on my face as a kid lol

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
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2 months ago

i used to have one but i lost it

Emily Bean
Community Member
2 months ago

im gen z and they had those at every friking birthday party (were all 13 now)

Mark Johanen
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2 months ago

I don't know if that one's older than me, or if I just didn't move in the right circles to have seen it.

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not even 15 yet and I absolutely have one of these (I got it a 7 years ago at the dentist lol) and love it!

Ariana Castillo
Community Member
2 months ago

I used to get those at birthday parties when I was little! (they were the party favors) and I'm only 12

Barbara Jones
Community Member
2 months ago

I remember playing with one of these at my Grandmother's house!

Joseph Karthic
Community Member
2 months ago

I had a dual basket and dual buttons with lots of balls and rings...exotic toy i was flexin back in 90s

Rob Chapman
Community Member
2 months ago

I loved those when I was kid. My six year old nephew's version...is an iPad.

Darrelle
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2 months ago

I LOVED these🙌🙌

Alisha Davies
Community Member
2 months ago

I was obsessed with these. I had many!

Lisa T
Community Member
2 months ago

I still have mine from the 70’s

Katherine Corluka
Community Member
2 months ago

you can get some of these in australia

Jodi Forrester
Community Member
2 months ago

I loved these things!

Baked Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

So had one of these...loved it👍👍

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
2 months ago

I have very fond memories of playing this game while watching Casper the Friendly Ghost VHS tapes at my sitter's.

Rae Black
Community Member
2 months ago

Lmao! I had forgotten about these!

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm Gen z and I LOVE THOSE

Mangle the Fox
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm a mix of oldies and generation z

Soodney
Community Member
2 months ago

These were being given out at my last visit to the dentist

Katie Axon
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm gen Z and I know about this. I actually saw a toy that was the same thing but fancier at a grocery store a couple years ago.

Helena Meykens Rajewski
Community Member
2 months ago

My daughter has one, bought it for 1€ at the local market... From a Pakistani offcourse 😉

Noaki Sari
Community Member
2 months ago

I still remember this! This was so fun when I was a little kid!

Rani Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

My mom had one for her grandkids.

Matthew Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

I had one of these, endless fun.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
2 months ago

Something about these was just so gosh darn hypnotic.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

This is not That old, I just bought one on December <:)

April Simnel
Community Member
2 months ago

When I was a kid, both my dentist AND my pediatrician had this in the waiting room, right next to the Highlights, Ranger Rick, and "The Electric Company" magazines. A 70s childhood in the Midwest. Good gosh, 40+ years ago.

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Eli
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2 months ago

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

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Chantel Atwell
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2 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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2 months ago

still used this way in our country

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Steve Barnett
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2 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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2 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
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2 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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2 months ago

Hell yeah still have mine!

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
2 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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2 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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2 months ago

People used to make these out of tin cans.

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Daria B
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2 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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2 months ago

Almost forgot about this.

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varwenea
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2 months ago

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

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Rick
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2 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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2 months ago

I always wanted one.... :(

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Bill
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2 months ago

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

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PotterHead
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2 months ago

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

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Mimimimi
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2 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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2 months ago

ok, you are old!

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varwenea
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2 months ago

No old at all

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RJ
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2 months ago

My kids blew up the toilet seat with this.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

OMG I absolutely loved my skydancer.

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Francis
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2 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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1 month ago

those were so hard to open for me!

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PotterHead
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2 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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2 months ago

Whoah. That school was clearly better funded than mine!

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JessG
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2 months ago

I just bought a bunch of these ice pops

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Em Wal
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2 months ago

I feel this picture in my ankle

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Daria B
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2 months ago

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

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