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
5 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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5 months ago

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

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Chantel Atwell
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5 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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5 months ago

still used this way in our country

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Steve Barnett
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5 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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5 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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5 months ago

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

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
5 months ago

Hell yeah still have mine!

Pearl_TheRapperLOL
Community Member
5 months ago

Got a whole rack with each and every one.

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Cassie
Community Member
5 months ago

When I was little, Disney wouldn't release their movies except in theaters. It was some time before a Disney movie would "come out of the vault" and be available to purchase only for a limited time. Now you can stream most of them any time you want.

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

Please. I still have 8 tracks, lol.

G.
Community Member
5 months ago

VHS!! Ruuuule!!

deanna woods
Community Member
5 months ago

Those days were awesome.

Rebekah Boka
Community Member
4 months ago

jk

Rebekah Boka
Community Member
4 months ago

my moms that old

Rob Chapman
Community Member
5 months ago

I can still smell the plastic.

Binxyminxem
Community Member
5 months ago

Yay videos!

Melodie Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

My 54-year-old cousin still has her whole Disney VHS collection.

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
5 months ago

Oh,yeah! I have some myself!!!

Hisseefit
Community Member
5 months ago

Loved going to the video store Friday night to pick up a couple movies for the weekend.

Daniel McFall
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3 months ago

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Fiona Stern
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm 14 and I definitely grew up with these

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
4 months ago

i only have like 6

Kate DiLiberto
Community Member
5 months ago

I still think of the 1998 "The Parent Trap" as the "new" version. It is 22 years old!!!!!

Dave Chapman
Community Member
5 months ago

Betamax or VHS?

Lilyian Cutsforth
Community Member
5 months ago

0Y

Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
5 months ago

Yup

Jenny McPherson
Community Member
5 months ago

I can smell this picture

Jenny McPherson
Community Member
5 months ago

I can smell this picture!

Ariel Allen
Community Member
5 months ago

Im 14 and have all of these on VhS... oops

mewmew34
Community Member
5 months ago

I see Jungle 2 Jungle and the best of the Mighty Ducks movies in there!

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
5 months ago

I had mine stored in the basement. Then came the flood ...

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
5 months ago

Sad

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Lousie_Belcher
Community Member
5 months ago

we have like all of those

Janet Brown
Community Member
5 months ago

I still have a VCR and many movies! Still watch them with my 6 year old grandson.

Autumn Quigley
Community Member
5 months ago

i only have like 4 eft no clue what happened to the rest

Tiffiny
Community Member
5 months ago

The dates those were made are all over the place though

Sandy Britton
Community Member
5 months ago

I bought those for my kid -- that's how old I am!

Ang.stl
Community Member
5 months ago

She has 2 Little Mermaid copies, but is either the original, recalled copy? I was thinking there was something on the side and I’m too lazy to go look at mine.

Teresa Groth
Community Member
5 months ago

Your just a young upstart!

Elizabeth Evans
Community Member
5 months ago

sold all of mine

Linda HS
Community Member
5 months ago

Yup, still have mine too. One day they'll be worth a fortune (maybe) 😂

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
5 months ago

Unfortunately no, too many copies sold.

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Fotofonica Media
Community Member
5 months ago

Millon dollars here

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
5 months ago

i have loads of movies too

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
5 months ago

The profile picture disagrees. And those movies are all great <3

Bernadette Circle
Community Member
5 months ago

She has both Parent Trap movies. She’s young

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Emily Bean
Community Member
5 months ago

my grandma has a closet full and whenever i sleep over we watch them

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
5 months ago

Priceless .... and Yes, I still have many of these on the sill in familyroom!!!

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
5 months ago

That is some Disney collection

Jane Moore
Community Member
5 months ago

so young I remember wathing the original films when they came out in the cinema

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

Had all of these, now they're all replaced by DVDs...

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

OH MY GOSH!! I'm 14 AND I HAD THESEEEEEE I STILL HAVE THEM!!!

Jodi Forrester
Community Member
5 months ago

My child hood wouldve sucked without all these great sing a long 📼!

Savannagh Ryane
Community Member
5 months ago

I can beat that. Beta vcrs.

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
5 months ago

I had all of those.

Efi Karafotia
Community Member
5 months ago

YES

Tovah Roche
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow! I didn't know Disney released Finding Nemo on VHS. I thought they had phased completely into discs by then.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh VHS

Bob Belcher
Community Member
5 months ago

Are we not supposed to have these anymore lol

Emily Barnes
Community Member
5 months ago

I miss those days

Animal lover❤
Community Member
5 months ago

I kept all of mine

Dave P
Community Member
5 months ago

oh god, my parents still have a huge case of all our old VHS's in their basement

Kristina Zambrano
Community Member
5 months ago

The Blockbuster rent era lol my sweetest childhood :0P

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thee1nonlykRiS
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5 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
5 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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5 months ago

People used to make these out of tin cans.

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Daria B
Community Member
5 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
5 months ago

Almost forgot about this.

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varwenea
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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Rick
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5 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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5 months ago

I always wanted one.... :(

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Bill
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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PotterHead
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5 months ago

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

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Mimimimi
Community Member
5 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
5 months ago

ok, you are old!

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varwenea
Community Member
5 months ago

No old at all

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Monika Rhodes
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5 months ago

They are still readily available :)

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

OMG I absolutely loved my skydancer.

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Francis
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5 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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5 months ago

those were so hard to open for me!

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PotterHead
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5 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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5 months ago

Whoah. That school was clearly better funded than mine!

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JessG
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5 months ago

I just bought a bunch of these ice pops

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Em Wal
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5 months ago

I feel this picture in my ankle

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Daria B
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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