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
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4 months ago

still used this way in our country

thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
4 months ago

I think some things were better without all the technology. Like when I was younger I would stay outside til the street lights came on. Today kids are so consumed with technology, they don't get outside & enjoy nature, fresh air, & adequate amount of exercise they need!

Daria B
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4 months ago (edited)

Wonder what the adults blamed on before computers were invented. Maybe books.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

My wife still does it this way

Pensive
Community Member
4 months ago

My mother, a teacher, saved a pile of blank attendance sheets that were headed for the recycling bin after the school adopted an iPad-based system. Her colleagues laughed at her for being a Luddite, until the day the WiFi crashed and they all had to ask her for one. Much humble pie was eaten that morning!

Thomas Es Thomas
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4 months ago

Bueller? Bueller? Has anyone seen Bueller?

Katie Allen
Community Member
4 months ago

I never understood the appeal of that movie, he's an entitled little snot

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Denis Brown
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4 months ago

O my...me too. Now I look and find it weird that we noted which were male and which were female. I made teachers crazy all through school because my name looks male but is pronounced DeNEE which is a French male name. Nevertheless it is the name that I was given and as I grew, so did my like of having an unusual name for a female. Helpful people have always and still do, change it to Denise. I have to correct them and watch the confusion. One of the small amusements in life.

Firework
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4 months ago

They used this in my primary school.

AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
Community Member
4 months ago

My teacher uses this

Harley Hans Hoglin
Community Member
4 months ago

Teachers here in Texas still use these. If the computers go down, they still have the grades

Vik Roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

Retired from DISD 8 yrs. ago, but we were still required to also keep grades in a gradebook (were issued one for that purpose each yr.) & were demerited if it was not up to date at classroom observations.

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Stimpy
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4 months ago

Sometimes we stole them and sank them in a nearby lake. Instant reset of all our absence days...

sophia lazzaro
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4 months ago

Smh

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Nandy Nam
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4 months ago

Not even one hispanic last name

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Yup. Paper registers still used in UK until recently (10 years ago) and still are I'm sure. The new system is all interactive with immediate reporting once it's completed. They need to know where each student is for each lesson...

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

"Shanna", "Bradley", "Charissa" --- not very old (to me!)... If you know what class-year this is from (can't read top left) you can find the most probable year from the distribution of names (FOUR Diane's!?).

Lorraine R
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4 months ago

Looks like '54' to me. That would fit -- in the 50's and 60's you often saw classes with forty or fifty students or more.

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Lilly Rose Poppy
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4 months ago

Jackson Louise needs to get his life together!

Karen Johnston
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4 months ago

But yes, I wonder what was wrong with poor Louise.

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debora shuger
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22 hours ago

I still use these!

Fiona Stern
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm 14 and this is still in use

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
4 months ago

lol!!!

Reca Riley
Community Member
4 months ago

We still use this but I feel it

Kate DiLiberto
Community Member
4 months ago

I work in a daycare center. We still use these.

Petr Cooper
Community Member
4 months ago

Still in use...

Katie Allen
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm too old to go to school, I have no idea when they stopped using this.

MaryJane Navarro
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, if I was only Louise Jackson, I bet she was a 4.0 in college

Debby Hartinger
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4 months ago

I wasn't a good student, so I was really scared when this book was open and my name was called.

Lorrie Finley
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4 months ago

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Lousie_Belcher
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4 months ago

my teachers us those to keep track of whos there

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
4 months ago

we had paper registers in first school and that was until 2015.

Janet Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

I had a LOT of A's!

elia 84631
Community Member
4 months ago

It's very common tactic in my country especially before university entry exams

Manuel Pérez
Community Member
4 months ago

It is still used by small businesses for which it is not possible to buy a computer and programs, printer, paper, etc.

Teresa Groth
Community Member
4 months ago

Remember

Savi Houldin
Community Member
4 months ago

I coloured in holidays, Prof Dev Days and weekends :-)

Mark Nix
Community Member
4 months ago

What's up with Louise? She better have a note.

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow! Even then there was a spot for gender.

Kimberley Morgan
Community Member
4 months ago

ha ha ha ....those teachers.

Cynthia Souza
Community Member
4 months ago

I used those for most of my teaching career!

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

They were still doing it this way when I graduated.

First Last
Community Member
4 months ago

I mean....did anyone check on Carol Hitch though???

Linda HS
Community Member
4 months ago

Grew up with those...😊

McKenzie Petersen - STEM Student
Community Member
4 months ago

what is that?

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
4 months ago

Poor #19

Glo Gutierrez Eigel
Community Member
4 months ago

in Argentina, the school daily attendances are still like that!

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
4 months ago

My teacher used these just 5 years ago. But then again... that was elementary school.

Emily Bean
Community Member
4 months ago

we use this if attendance goes down

Rachel Borowyckyj
Community Member
4 months ago

When I started primary school, which is about 20 years ago, the teacher had this for the class attendance. Now 20 years later I am school teacher and to the same thing but online.

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
4 months ago

The only outdated thing in this picture is the amount of students... P.S. LOL, english names need indicator wether its male or female 😂

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
4 months ago

Now if that doesn't take you back to your childhood, then I don't know what will lol! Remember how great you felt when you were selected by your teacher to do it lol

Alex Ting
Community Member
4 months ago

#8 is who?

sophia lazzaro
Community Member
4 months ago

Haha. But it's Ingrid Christ. Last name first. Lmao

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elia 84631
Community Member
4 months ago

In my country is often used in schools

M Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

These are still around too, but not necessarily used for grades.

Jackie Burnham
Community Member
4 months ago

Black Swan? Really?

Pau Roxas
Community Member
4 months ago

I think it says, "Black, Susan" (surname first)

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G.
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm 32...but I don't know what is that... Maybe in my country don't use it, what is it?

Lorraine R
Community Member
4 months ago

The teacher's record book of students' attendance.

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Jeremy
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4 months ago

Lotta Dianes

Jody Brown
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

When I started teaching, we didn't have telephones in our classrooms yet and the PA system didn't work.

Violet
Community Member
4 months ago

I used it 3 years ago at my school

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
4 months ago

Isn't this still used tho? Or is it just in some places?

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

México's behind then XD

Water Bottle
Community Member
4 months ago

Still used in my school

Kara Mueller
Community Member
4 months ago

We still have these for attendance in Germany.

deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember when teachers kept grades like this.

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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
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
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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
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
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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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