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
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
Community Member
4 months ago

still used this way in our country

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
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

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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
Community Member
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.
Community Member
4 months ago

Almost forgot about this.

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varwenea
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 months ago

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

Dippin Dot
Community Member
4 months ago

Called POGS in the US

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Bob Belcher
Community Member
4 months ago

Knock off pogs

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Good ol Tazo’s. Now you get nothing in chip packs or cereal boxes anymore. ☹️

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
4 months ago

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

In Australia these are called Tazo’s, other countries may call them Pog’s, Flippo’s etc. We used to get them in chip packets to collect and you could buy folders to put them in. There was a game that you could play with them but I never knew how. We just collected them. They had a few different sets like Looney Tunes, The Simpsons, Space Jam, The Cheeto Cheetah etc.

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Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
4 months ago

Hahaa,lol

Wiilka Qarniga
Community Member
4 months ago

This pick hit me in the feels.actual flash back of my childhood 😔

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

Pogs still exist and have crazy variants :D

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
4 months ago

Loved playing those as a kid.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

Cool thing I saw in Belgium two years ago --- loads of kids playing with them, given their parents' stash!

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Cevat Kelle
Community Member
3 months ago

I had friend who throw away entire pack without eating after taking taso(called taso in here).

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
3 months ago

???

Rebecca McManus
Community Member
4 months ago

Tazos we called them, I have the complete Star Wars set

Leonel Roque
Community Member
4 months ago

I never had these in the United States but I did I’m Mexico when I would go on vacation!

Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
4 months ago

These were popular in the 1950's, went out and came back big time in the 1990's.

Marigen Beltran
Community Member
4 months ago

I started collecting them in 1988 and I still do.

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
4 months ago

I am older then !! Little blue bags of salt in packet of crisps !!

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
4 months ago

Free AOL? That's old. I was 40.

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

I wish I was 'that old'. I was in my 20's when those pog things came out.

Jolene Oldham
Community Member
4 months ago

I used to design those. I'm a OLD.

Gary-Noy Garvin
Community Member
4 months ago

So cool

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
4 months ago

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Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
4 months ago

We had those! We called them pogs

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
4 months ago

What are they? I thought at first that they were dvds but then I realised that they were inside a packet of crisps (UK - crisps, US - chips/UK - chips, US - fries, quick language lesson there lol)

Jane Moore
Community Member
4 months ago

but do you remember the blue bag?

Monday
Community Member
4 months ago

I MISS THESE!

elia 84631
Community Member
4 months ago

Yep, i remember collecting those as well from snacks and chips

Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
4 months ago

What what? Are these not Pogs? I had Pokemon cards but I don't know these.

JD Cassavaugh
Community Member
4 months ago

POGZ!!

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
4 months ago

Pogs

Noemi Rios
Community Member
4 months ago

they still have these in mexico! my cousin collects the dragon ball ones.

Daniel Mason
Community Member
4 months ago

Who remembers 3D Doritos?

David Jeu
Community Member
4 months ago

Gor some dragon ball pogs in dorito in Guatemala a few years ago. Happy memories

G.
Community Member
4 months ago

Ooooooh yeah!

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
4 months ago

BOOYA

Kerri-ann Woolward
Community Member
4 months ago

Tazos

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
4 months ago

POGS!!!!!!

Sergio Bicerra
Community Member
4 months ago

Children in my country (Perú) still use them. The last I saw featured the 2018 football world championship.

Kristina Zambrano
Community Member
4 months ago

oh i remember this lol it was super awesome XD

Karin Jansen
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh my gosh, totally forgot about those. That takes you back..

thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
4 months ago

How exactly did they "play" these things? I thought pongs were just to collect

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
4 months ago

You normally got a thicker plastic ones too (slammers)- you stack those thin ones face down and hit them on the top with the thicker one- the ones that land face up are yours ;) At least thats how we played them at school.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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