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

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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.... :(

Bob Belcher
Community Member
4 months ago

They still make them. Target has them in stores I think.

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kate h
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4 months ago

That is a newer version. I got mine in the late 60's - it had black paper inserts with the patterns :)

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

Mine had the black paper in the '80's, too.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

I had the older version in the '80's.

Lydia Dean-Melchior
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4 months ago

I had the older older version in the 60's!!

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Manfred Dolmer
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4 months ago

what is that?

Erin
Community Member
4 months ago

I spent HOURS in front of a light bright. We had the ones with the black construction paper that had the patters on it so you could make pictures.

Kjorn
Community Member
4 months ago

that's not the old one. this one look recent.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

MY FAVORITE TOY!!! That's modern one. I had the old black one that looked like a little old television with a full sized light bulb inside.

Sarah Pryde
Community Member
4 months ago

Shiiiiit that's a newer model lite-brite

What?
Community Member
4 months ago

I got mine in the 70's. I still miss it. Such pretty lights.

Vicky Zar
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4 months ago

What is this?

B Hobbit
Community Member
4 months ago

My Lite Brite was even older. 1970s. This one looks "new fangled". hahahaha

kitty_player 03
Community Member
4 months ago

what's that?

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
4 months ago

Lite-Brite. An art toy that you could use to make glowing pictures.

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Harry Potter nerd
Community Member
4 months ago

I have one of these!

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
4 months ago

love your name!

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JessG
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4 months ago

This is a newer version, it looks pretty modern. I got mine in like '83

Harley Hans Hoglin
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4 months ago

The picture is of the ones they make right now.

Phantom Captain
Community Member
4 months ago

One of my favorite toys!

Cori
Community Member
4 months ago

Lite brite!!! I loved mine so much!

deanna woods
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4 months ago

I loved playing with these.

chachkimooch
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3 months ago

OMG I LOVED Lite Brite!

Fiona Stern
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm 14 and I definitely grew up with this

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
4 months ago

i have the newer version! it is so fun!

Olive Pearcey
Community Member
4 months ago

I still have one😅😅😅

GiveMeTheKidsKaren
Community Member
4 months ago

LITEBRITE I REMEMBER THAT. MY MOM GOT ME A RED ONE WITH A YELLOW CASE TO HOLD THE PEGS. do y'all remember the lighthouse, dolphin, and sunday outlines that you had to push the pegs through? It was like a lazy color by number.

Elsahthescienceguy
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh my old therapist had one of these!

Devyn Nagy
Community Member
4 months ago

We've got a new one. They still sell them. It's the same, system, it just looks a little different.

Jen Gearhart
Community Member
4 months ago

The new ones just aren't the same. And use up batteries!

Kate DiLiberto
Community Member
4 months ago

I loved Lite Brite!

Deviant Dizzy
Community Member
4 months ago

This is a classic, will never get old.

Dana James-parsons
Community Member
4 months ago

have my moms 1960s one

Katie Allen
Community Member
4 months ago

in the 60's kids used to lose those in the shag carpet

Serenity Ferguson
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg i love those things. :D

Sarah Britt
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember wanting one of these so bad but I also vaguely remember hearing that they could cause a fire so my mom never would buy me one lol. Or maybe that was just the excuse she gave and I bought into it like kids will do.

Alexandra Klemp-North
Community Member
4 months ago

I still have my moms

Dawn Soehren
Community Member
4 months ago

I used to have the first type of Light Brite. It was so much fun.

Weishaar Jamie
Community Member
4 months ago

Fancy newer version

Ariel Allen
Community Member
4 months ago

I used to have one of those around 2010 and I really miss it it was very fun

Joshua Max
Community Member
4 months ago

I always lost the blue ones. Why?!

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
4 months ago

*I* had the 1960s version! Waaaaaay better.

Debby Hartinger
Community Member
4 months ago

I loved my Light-Bright. Elf used one.

Barn Owl Hedwig
Community Member
4 months ago

I have one. They still make those today.

KttyMazMeow
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG! I had one of those!

Darren Fish
Community Member
4 months ago

Mine was pre-Ziploc

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
4 months ago

My brother got that for Christmas back in the 1960s.

Lousie_Belcher
Community Member
4 months ago

omg i have one of those but it was missing peices so we gave it out

Julie Hanford
Community Member
4 months ago

they still make these!

Kay Becker
Community Member
4 months ago

Mine wasn’t that fancy

Janet Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh yeah! My 35 yr old daughter loves it!

C. List
Community Member
4 months ago

Is that the fancy "new" Lite-Brite? I only remember the black one with the paper patterns.

Ann Abdelzaher
Community Member
4 months ago

oh no that is the "new" one I got one of the original ones from like 78 still in box! images-5eb...3a5082.jpg images-5eb428f3a5082.jpg

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
4 months ago

LOVED light bright

Beth Comer
Community Member
4 months ago

That's newfangled Lite-Brite. The old one was black and rectangular. This one looks fancy.

Ravenz AJ
Community Member
4 months ago

Woah. I got some of the crayon things but i never knew what they were lol

TeeCeeBee
Community Member
4 months ago

Hands down my favorite toy as a kid.

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
4 months ago

Shoot, that's even the updated version!

RD Pifer
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

🎶Makin' 🎵 things w light 😎

Dizzyaudiohh
Community Member
4 months ago

I absolutely LOVED my Lite-Brite.. Omgoodness, it was my favorite toy!

Mia Lukie
Community Member
4 months ago

That’s a fancy one! Ours was all black and clunky!

Katherine Gilleland
Community Member
4 months ago

This was one of my favorite toys. I have yet to find another so I can keep playing with it

Heather Menard
Community Member
4 months ago

Had one but after you finished the two shapes they gave you. my mom wouldn't buy anymore

Teresa Groth
Community Member
4 months ago

My children were young when this came out!

Anna Repp
Community Member
4 months ago

This is not old! My daughter is 14 now, and she had one when she was like 6.

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
4 months ago

These are still fun and, yes, they do still make them.

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

They still make those.

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a newer one than I had.

C.S.
Community Member
4 months ago

these suck. THe best one was the one that could burn your house down from the 80's.

Debbie Pugsley
Community Member
4 months ago

My Lite Brite was black. Am I older than you? :P

Zoey Hicks
Community Member
4 months ago

my cus hase one

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
4 months ago

That's not even the oldest version

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
4 months ago

my grandma has a newer version

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
4 months ago

so fun

Emily Bean
Community Member
4 months ago

i always wanted one but my cousin had one

CincyReds
Community Member
4 months ago

ahhhhh Memories

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
4 months ago

Remember there was something else like this too. Exact same sort of thing but different (that does not make sense - same idea but a different thing)

I_Love_Food🍰🍨🍱🍤🐕🐈
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4 months ago

i got my sister one of those for her recent birthday

Jane Moore
Community Member
4 months ago

I am too old to remember this

Jennifer Sacrison
Community Member
4 months ago

I loved playing with this!!!

Sharon Hahn
Community Member
4 months ago

Even my kids had these but the background was bigger and black.

Ruth oro
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4 months ago

I still have mine

Melodie Cook
Community Member
4 months ago

BEST TOY EVER

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

Oh. My. Gosh. We would have fights over these lmaooo

Jodi Forrester
Community Member
4 months ago

Light brights. Oh my gosh. This was my jam

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
4 months ago

One of my friends had one and when I would sleep over at her house I practically lusted after it

M Adams
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4 months ago

Mine was bigger than yours.......

Robert Bailey
Community Member
4 months ago

wow, your lite brite is awfully flat. Mine was this big triangle shaped thing. And it had two grids to put the paper between.

Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
4 months ago

I loved my Lite Brite although it was nearly impossible to actually draw anything on.

C L
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4 months ago

As an RN, had to work an evening shift on my birthday. Came home at 1am and found my hubby and girls had built a lite brite birthday cake and love you all lit up in the dark house 😍

Dan Holman
Community Member
4 months ago

My kids are this old.

Cristina S.
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh God. I had one of these and I kept losing the pegs into the orange shag carpet in our den. They hurt so bad when you stepped on them.

seriously tho
Community Member
4 months ago

I came across one of those in my garage and i thought it was a space heater. I was 8

He is love
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4 months ago

omg just unpacked an old box and gave this to my kids last week- they love it!

Animal lover❤
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4 months ago

Oh yeah those things

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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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