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

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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...

Eden-Rose Huntsman
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to do the same thing and i'm also 13

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Ivana Junas
Community Member
1 year ago

Our school did have separate desks to place us at for tests...they had holes for students to place inkwells and were made somewhere between 1910 and 1920.

SoozeeQ
Community Member
1 year ago

Now THAT's old!

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Ninja Nonna
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never seen that! Not an age thing, a country thing I guess.

Olive Pearcey
Community Member
1 year ago

My teacher had many names for them. Security Walls, person dividers, and my personal fav thanks to my sixth grade social studies teacher (as a joke) “Don’t share with your knowledge with Mexico” walls. It was a joke though please note.

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
1 year ago

Same and I'm 13

Jolee Hang
Community Member
1 year ago

I used them for middle school testing and am in 10th grade.

Fiona Stern
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm 14 and I definitely used these all through elementary school

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
1 year ago

???

Elsahthescienceguy
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah they are still in my schools

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

Bet you will feel young again in 5..4..3.. but transparent.

Tenzin Moore
Community Member
1 year ago

they still do that

AnnSmithJones
Community Member
1 year ago

Two file folders taped together? That's not old.

Alexandra Klemp-North
Community Member
1 year ago

I had to use them and i am 14 so...

Cho Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

Still used somewhat

lila7074
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m a sophomore and we still do this

elia 84631
Community Member
1 year ago

It's very common tactic in 3rd world countries and asia

Amy Pontious
Community Member
1 year ago

Lmao yep

Bernadette Circle
Community Member
1 year ago

This is how I vote for elections!

Zoey Hicks
Community Member
1 year ago

im in scholl and I use them

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
1 year ago

i still have these i am 10 and i had them in kindergarten and still do.

Reagan J
Community Member
1 year ago

I am ten and still use them

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Emily Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

we used those in elementary

Monday
Community Member
1 year ago

I loved these! I wished all my tests could be taken behind them since it just blocked out all distraction.

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

What?? I still have to use these and I'm 14!

Surya Amriza
Community Member
1 year ago

With Covid-19, this thing will come back as trend again (probably with more stylish)

M Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

We may be doing that again. I saw how some schools in China do something similar to help social distance. There are some used for standardized testing too.

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

Clever... those folders are still used today. Innovative separators in a whole new (to me) way...

Kayden Yan
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm 11 and we used these in 1st grade... memories 🤣 🤣 🤣

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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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