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.

#1

Ring-Toss

Ring-Toss

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Beeps
Community Member
1 year 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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#2

Old School Image Projectors

Old School Image Projectors

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Eli
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#3

CD Collection

CD Collection

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Chantel Atwell
Community Member
1 year 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.”

#4

Class Journals

Class Journals

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Monika Lachova
Community Member
1 year ago

still used this way in our country

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#5

Minesweeper

Minesweeper

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 year 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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#6

School Stuff

School Stuff

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
1 year 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.

#7

Car Radio With Removable Front Piece

Car Radio With Removable Front Piece

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#8

VHS collection

VHS collection

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
1 year ago

Hell yeah still have mine!

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#9

Etch-A-Sketch

Etch-A-Sketch

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
1 year ago

Some ppl have mad skills on these things! It blows my mind. I could barely make anything recognizable! haha

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#10

Watching Movies On VHS

Watching Movies On VHS

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year 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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#11

Can Phone

Can Phone

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zims
Community Member
1 year ago

People used to make these out of tin cans.

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#12

Cassette Adaptors

Cassette Adaptors

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#13

TV/Game Computer Switch

TV/Game Computer Switch

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Almost forgot about this.

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#14

Laser Pointers

Laser Pointers

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#15

Practical Jokes

Practical Jokes

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Rick
Community Member
1 year 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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#16

Lite-Brite

Lite-Brite

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MsM
Community Member
1 year ago

I always wanted one.... :(

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#17

Movie Classics

Movie Classics

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Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#18

Tetherball

Tetherball

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PotterHead
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#19

Pogs

Pogs

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Mimimimi
Community Member
1 year 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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#20

So Old School It's Vintage

So Old School It's Vintage

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

ok, you are old!

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#21

Snap Bracelets

Snap Bracelets

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

No old at all

Ania Barrett
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Late 80's/Early 90's, so a good 30 years old

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JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

These started late 80's-early 90's..yeah, they're old for all of you saying they aren't, they're just still around. Fun fact: they're made out of tape measures

Emily Barnes
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm 19 and had these in elementary school

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thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh they still have these also, just harder 2 find.

Sharon Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

I've seen them advertised to keep wrapping paper rolled up. Probably can't sell them as bracelets anymore. LOL

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Phoebe
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m 12, many of my classmates have these and my little sister has one

KATELYN NGUYEN
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah I see them at justice and other girl stores.

FurryManiac
Community Member
1 year ago

These HURT

Andrea Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

I LOVED these things! And your level of cool increased by the number you had snapped on at one time. Obviously, the more bracelets, the more friends you had. Duh! The only thing better then these were those cloth bands that you'd have a friend hold one end of while you braided the other. These are stil around too, with many new ways to twist th

Annabeth Chase
Community Member
1 year ago

I own quite a few of these!

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

No not snap bracelets, SLAP bracelets. And I had tons. There is a ruler inside.

Sophie Foster
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd slap them down so hard it hurt!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm not familiar with these, but I would wear them in a heartbeat.

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
1 year ago

They kinda hurt if you actually do what it says,and SLAP it on your wrist....

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Janet Judd
Community Member
1 year ago

Love 'em! Got some thinner ones with black sequins that I still wear. Shiny!

Janet Judd
Community Member
1 year ago

Love 'em! I

Melissa Tefft
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember the original ones, super thin metal and kids were getting seriously hurt. I still wore mine, my mother thought I had thrown it out

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
1 year ago

i LOVE those! i have like 5 though.

Elsahthescienceguy
Community Member
1 year ago

Early 2000’s kids who got cut by these where you at?

Jen Gearhart
Community Member
1 year ago

They're making a comeback. My 8 year old has a bunch

Lilly's happy place
Community Member
1 year ago

we still have those

Alexandra Klemp-North
Community Member
1 year ago

there still a thing

Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello Nineties!

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
1 year ago

Your that young still

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 year ago

Way past my day.

Julie Hanford
Community Member
1 year ago

i have a ton of those-they still make them

Janet Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

My kids had lots of them!

Kristi VanTassel McHugh
Community Member
1 year ago

These are now bun makers. lol

Kristi VanTassel McHugh
Community Member
1 year ago

That are now bun makers. lol

Ravenz AJ
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a watch like that :o

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
1 year ago

Still sell these in neon to wrap around the arms of cyclists for safety !! Check Halfords !!

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 year ago

after my time

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I was that old, those were way after my time.

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
1 year ago

i remember that

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
1 year ago

I have like 50 and I'm younger than 18

Emily Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

they banned those from my school because this weird kid liked me so i slapped him with it. and thats what we did with them

CincyReds
Community Member
1 year ago

These made a great come back

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
1 year ago

"Awww, snap" lol! I just couldn't resist that there lol! I do remember them lol

I_Love_Food🍰🍨🍱🍤🐕🐈
Community Member
1 year ago

my sister loooooves those still

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Those were THE hot shit!!

Candyce Monroe
Community Member
1 year ago

These have made a comeback lately.

NMN
Community Member
1 year ago

I see those all the time for kids here, didn't know they were supposed to be old

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
1 year ago

They have them at arcades, and yes, arcades are still a thing

Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
1 year ago

I loved these, when forced to remove them my arms were pale and smelly. lol

Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

90's

mickey
Community Member
1 year ago

this is not old...

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

YEEEESS

Clavelle
Community Member
1 year ago

I loved those things. I remember having a rainbow one and a tiger striped one😂

Bob Belcher
Community Member
1 year ago

They still make these. My daughter has several BTS bracelets.

mph seti
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't even know what they are...I'm too old, not too young.

Lisa McClure
Community Member
1 year ago

Still popular!

Chris
Community Member
1 year ago

These are still a thing... My kids have loads of them.

G13
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm gen Z and I've had these before...

i like jelly
Community Member
1 year ago

You still can get those I have one from 2018

Alexis D.
Community Member
1 year ago

I *loved* these!!

deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

I had one of these when I was a kid.

Lea Roydon
Community Member
1 year ago

Never understood the point of this

Zoey Hicks
Community Member
1 year ago

Not old at all

Eden Skidmore
Community Member
1 year ago

PEOPLE THAT ARE LIKE 2 HAVE THESE

M Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

What are you guys like 4? I have seen these on kids in school.

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#22

Cherry Bombs

Cherry Bombs

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
1 year ago

They are still readily available :)

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#23

Skydancer Barbie

Skydancer Barbie

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG I absolutely loved my skydancer.

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#24

Robo Pets

Robo Pets

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Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

had one! :D but i don't remember what it all could do though...

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#25

Juice Bars

Juice Bars

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KttyMazMeow
Community Member
1 year ago

those were so hard to open for me!

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#26

Cheating Prevention

Cheating Prevention

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PotterHead
Community Member
1 year 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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#27

Colorful Macs

Colorful Macs

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Adam Hart-Dyke
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoah. That school was clearly better funded than mine!

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#28

Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

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JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

I just bought a bunch of these ice pops

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#29

Ankle Skipper

Ankle Skipper

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Em Wal
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel this picture in my ankle

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#30

Invisible Ink

Invisible Ink

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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