People in the same age group tend to have similar interests and even if two people are complete strangers, they still might share some of the same memories. For example, remembering what TV shows they both liked as kids or what major world events they have witnessed.
These kinds of things can actually give away your age even if you don’t say the number or your birth date. Reddit user teddyjr32378 asked “Without mentioning age or date of birth, how old are you?” and the thread got pretty popular, being upvoted 46.6k times with 45.7k people getting deep into the nostalgia, naming movies, songs or other recognizable things that would let other people guess what age they are.
What is the thing you can say about yourself that would let others pinpoint the year you were born? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to upvote the submissions that you can relate to the most!
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I'm "had to make a mad dash sprint to the cassette player to mash the record button when your favorite song came on the radio" years old.
Would you like to accept a collect call from MomWe’reDoneComeGetUs?
There was only one newscast at 10pm, and before it started, a booming voice asked, “it’s 10pm. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE????” and after it was over, there was an hour of maybe an infomercial , then a test pattern, and TV was OVER for the night. And there was only 7 channels
I saw Disney's "The Lion King" in theaters when it came out.
Went to computer labs in elementary school to Paint and play pinball.
Drop dead Fred, Little Monsters, Ghost Busters, The Last Unicorn, & Labyrinth were my favorite movies as a child.
I got in trouble in kindergarten because my tamagotchi kept telling me it was hungry
I’ve lived in two millennia’s, two centuries, and four different decades yet people still tell me I can’t call myself old.
Old enough to have my first phone be a nokia brick phone/flip phone to now having a smartphone. Ahh simpler times lol
When I was little, my favorite cartoons was My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, and She-Ra.
I watched blockbuster close and remember when netflix mailed movies and videogames
Grew up watching classic cartoon network shows such as dexter laboratory, courage the cowardly dog, Johnny bravo, the powerpuff girls and my personal favourite Ed, edd and eddy.
I’ve had experience with these ways of listening to music: 8 track, vinyl, cassette, CD, and mini disc.
Rabbit ears on my television..
I remember Baby Jessica and I was afraid something like that might happen to me too.
Until I was in pre-school there were 48 stars on the US flag.
Toby McGuire is my favorite Spider-Man
When I was a kid the big playground argument was Sega vs Nintendo.
In elementary school, I got to watch the space shuttle Challenger explode on live television.
Edit: the more I think about this and read others' comments, while I was indeed in 2nd grade / 7yrs old, I'm almost positive school was out and I watched this at someone's house with my mother. I know we watched it on CNN and I can see that thin red stripe at the bottom of the screen and that font they used in the 80s in my head and no elementary school would've had access to that channel back then.
I wore Dittos and high waisted bell bottom jeans to high school. We had a rotary phone in our house. We didn't wear seat belts in the car until I was older and most cars only had lap belts. There weren't car seats when I was a baby. Wooly Bully was the number one song the year I was born and Flashdance... What A Feeling was the number one song the month and year I graduated high school.