Whether we like it or not, none of us are getting any younger. Days go by, seasons change, years pass and become history (this is a good thing when it comes to 2020), but most of us feel like things happened yesterday.

But to find out the real pace of time, one has to look at hard, cold facts. Like, Bart Simpson turning 41. Oops! Did I just ruin The Simpsons for you? Or the fact that we are closer to 2030 than we are to 2000, which feels like a winter ago.

This is just the tip of the iceberg and this time, we will be looking at some of the most age-defying, random, and, honestly, kinda useless facts. So let’s get our popcorn ready, ‘cause we’re all about to feel like a grandpa.

#1

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Mara Wilson, the actress from Matilda, is 33

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Wow, I never realised how close to my age she is.

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#2

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Toy Story was the first feature-length 3D cartoon, and it came out 25 years ago

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

25 YEARS AGO 😲 No bloody way, geez Louise.

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#3

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Shrek, and Ocean’s Eleven were released in the same year. It’s been 19 years since

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Brett
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1 month ago

Not gonna lie shrek was the best out of those

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Time is one tricky nut to crack. Many songs have been written about it, and many philosophers throughout history have devoted their time and effort to explain it. And even if there’s a lot we don’t understand about it, we at least know that there’s a phenomenon about the passage of time that makes it feel like time is speeding up faster as you get older.

Scientists have different theories for this and Bored Panda reached out to author and lecturer Steve Taylor, who wrote the book “Making Time” dedicated to the subject matter. “Most experts on time perception believe that the speed of time relates to information processing—that is, the more information we process, the slower time seems to pass,” Steve told us.

For example, when you take in lots of information, perceptions, and experiences in a short space of time, it feels that this period of time is way longer than usual. This commonly happens when you travel abroad and find yourself in a completely new environment.“

#4

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Kevin McCallister was left home alone 30 years ago

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

I think Home Alone 1 and 2 are the best Christmas movies ever.

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#5

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Bart Simpson would be 41 years old this year

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Bobert Robertson
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1 month ago

D'oh

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#6

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old The last Friends episode came out 16 years ago

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

I can’t count how many times I have watched Friends episodes. Great tv series, my daughter is now hooked on it.

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As we become adults, we begin to ‘switch off’ to the wonder and is-ness of the world around us, gradually stop paying conscious attention to our surroundings and experiences.” As a result, we gradually take in less information, which means that time passes more quickly. Time becomes way less "stretched" with information.

Steve explained in line with the above that “the main reason why time seems to pass so slowly for children is because of the massive amount of perceptual information that they take in from the world around them.”

While young children live in a world that’s more intense, more real, and more fascinating and beautiful, adults lose this intensity of perception, and the world becomes a more familiar place.No wonder many people have fears related to the passage of time and getting older. 

#7

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old The Motorola RAZR is now in a museum

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GoodWolf
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1 month ago

..... and still in my drawer

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#8

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Leonardo DiCaprio; 16 year difference between Titanic & The Great Gatsby

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

And his girlfriends don't age a bit too

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#9

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old It has been 27 years since we first saw a T. rex in Jurassic Park

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ML
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1 month ago (edited)

Is that T-rex still alive?

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“A lot of people feel that time is the enemy, because we can't keep up with deadlines and appointments, and so we feel stressed. We also don't like the idea of getting older and moving closer to our death.” And Steve suggests that the key to overcoming them is rather simple—learning to live fully in the present.

“In a sense, the past and the future are illusions. They only exist as ideas. The future seems to exist because we imagine it, and the past seems to exist because we remember it. But neither of them are actually real.”

In the end, Steve assured us that all we have is the present. "If we give our whole attention to the present moment, paying full attention to our surroundings and experiences, lives become richer and more contented.”

#10

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old In 2009, the actors from Game of Thrones looked like today's fans of the series

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Cherie of Numenor
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1 month ago

Maisie was so tiny!

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#11

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first Harry Potter book, came out 23 years ago

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Julie C Rose
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1 month ago

*Philosopher’s Stone. :)

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#12

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Ralph Macchio, the actor who played Daniel LaRusso, is now older than Mr. Miyagi was when Karate Kid came out

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ML
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1 month ago

Pat Morita died in 2005, but according to IMDB, he was in the movies until 2015. How is that possible? At least 10 of them after his death

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#13

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Today, we're closer to the opening of the Nickelodeon time capsule than to when it was buried

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Didn’t even know this was a thing. Wonder what’s inside.

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#14

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade Scott is now 24

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

If I remember rightly from another BP post, Eminem watched her graduate in a seperate room so the spotlight wasn’t taken away from her.

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#15

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Lindsay Lohan met her fake twin in The Parent Trap 22 years ago.

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Wendillon
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1 month ago

I never understood why they didn't just use an actual set of twins for this movie

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#16

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Dirty Dancing was released 33 years ago

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Bobert Robertson
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1 month ago

I was also released 33 years ago

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#17

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old The Olsen twins are now older than John Stamos was when Full House ended

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Bill
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1 month ago

I remember a radio show where 2 perverts had a countdown clock till they were 18. Lex and Terry started it when the Olsen twins were like 9

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#18

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old 24 years ago Tamagotchi appeared

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Micah64
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1 month ago

And if I remember right, Plainrock124 smashed it 11 years ago

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#19

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Dewey from Malcolm in the Middle is 29.

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DC
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1 month ago

He still looks like ... like Dewey.

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#20

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Madonna is 62 years old

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Marc
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1 month ago

You mean parts of her are 62 years old. *cough*

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#21

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old You've been dancing to "Oops!... I Did It Again" for 20 years

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Tobias Berto
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1 month ago

...and another 20 years ahead this song never get old

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#22

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old The Krusty Krab pizza episode of "Spongebob" is 21 years old

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Brett
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1 month ago

The pizza from that episode can now drink!

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#23

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old The first episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch aired 24 years ago

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

I used to watch this all the time, loved this show.

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#24

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old "Google" was a number 22 years ago

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chi-wei shen
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1 month ago

The number is called Googol, and it's a 1 followed by 100 zeros.

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#25

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Curly Sue is 40 now and a mother of 2

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ML
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1 month ago

Very similar to the little girl in Titanic. I mixed them up initially.

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#26

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old You've been singing "Wonderwall" at karaoke for 25 years

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Radek Suski
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1 month ago

you mean in my car

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#27

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Kurt Cobain’s daughter is 28 years old

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Francis Bean is her name i think?

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#28

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Facebook has been in our lives for 16 years

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Hans
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1 month ago

Facebook has been absent from mine for over 10 years. :)

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#29

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old The Sprouse twins just turned 28 years old

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Emily
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1 month ago

talk about a glow up

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#30

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Gen X is older than Diet Coke

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Krazy Kanuck
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1 month ago

Diet Coke is a millennial, born in 1982. Generation X is 1965 to 1980.. I am from Gen X

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#31

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old We're closer to the year 2030 than the year 2000

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Bobert Robertson
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1 month ago

Well, obviously

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#32

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Jurassic Park is 1 year older than Justin Bieber

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Krazy Kanuck
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1 month ago

As a Canadian: We only produced Justin Bieber as a response to Miley Cyrus. Once America destroys her, we'll destroy Biebs

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#33

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Hannah Montana first aired 14 years ago

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Brett
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1 month ago

Her closet was so dang big!!

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#34

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old While you were watching Hercules in movie theaters, Kylie Jenner was not even born yet

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Oh those were the days....I don't watch their show yet somehow they've infiltrated my consciousness like that creepy river fish that swims up guys pee streams

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#35

Useless-Facts-Making-Feel-Old Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been on TV for 13 years

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Brett
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1 month ago

I’ve hated the kardashians for 13 years

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