When Brandon McCarthy asked Twitter users whether they agree that people in the past aged faster, he didn't know he was opening Pandora's box. But what's done is done. Everyone immediately started posting pictures that support this theory, and they haven't stopped yet.

We're talking 24-year-old soccer players who look like they're going to break in half when they kick the ball, young moms and dads who could pass off as great-grandparents... Heck, someone even included Pablo Escobar in the collection. Continue scrolling and check out the most important evolutionary discovery of our age for yourself!

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Aria 2 weeks ago

Damn man, if I ever find the fountain of youth I'll let you have first dibs.

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It's true, people age at different rates. Now, the attention is on what can we do about it. A geriatric epidemiologist and Canada Research Chair in Geroscience at McMaster University, Parminder Raina is leading the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), one of the largest and most in-depth studies on health and aging ever.

Its aim is to understand the factors that influence how we age and find ways to slow down, cure or even prevent age-related diseases.

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Tia Fannen 2 weeks ago

I wonder how many of today's actors/actresses dye their hair and have botox injections, both of which can hide the visible effects of aging.

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"We now have more centenarians than ever before, and not all of them are senile and functionally dependent," Raina said. "Many live very full lives."

According to him, understanding how we age, why we each age differently, and what causes disease and disability as we rack up the years is critical to developing programs and interventions that will promote independent and healthy living for as long as possible.

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Daniel Lewis 2 weeks ago

And he is still sittin' on the dock of the bay.

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With a team of more than 160 researchers and contributors, the CLSA is following over 50,000 randomly selected men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 over a 20-year period to understand why some people live longer than others. The biggest funders of this project are the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, and other participating provinces.

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Meredith Glenn 2 weeks ago (edited)

He was 51 when the movie was released, so, yeah. Something must be in the water

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"We know that the changes in our body that come with aging represent a common risk factor for disease," Raina said. "What we learn from this could tell us a lot about how chronic inflammation is linked to cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease; how responses to stress can accelerate aging and risk of disease; how work history and wealth contribute to our health and well-being; and more."

What a time to be alive! Now all we have to do is stick around until we get the results and who knows, maybe you and I will be able to add a few extra birthdays to our calendars.

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Douglas Campbell 2 weeks ago

Show Macchio without hair dye.

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Rowlie 2 weeks ago

He doesn't look a day after 60

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Lisa loves cats 2 weeks ago

They look very happy and that’s what matters!!!

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Catlady6000 2 weeks ago

The combover, guaranteed to add 20 years

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Douglas Campbell 2 weeks ago

It's the glasses and the hair style we associate with older people.

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Aria 2 weeks ago

Bloody hell, he looks like he's at LEAST 30

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Janine B. 2 weeks ago

He died at 30 because of a plane crash. Not because he was ill or something.

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Rowlie 2 weeks ago

He was 39 but his facial hair were just shy of 80

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John 2 weeks ago

It's unfair to compare to Paul Rudd though. He hasn't aged since Clueless (like 25 years ago).

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Kjorn 2 weeks ago (edited)

toss a coin to your witcher...

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Saint Victoria 2 weeks ago

I think they look their age

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Joeshar 2 weeks ago (edited)

Rip Earthquake his fella Dino Bravo :(

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Nia Loves Art 2 weeks ago

Drug use, stress, and eating disorders aged her. She was considered prematurely old looking even at the time.

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Debra Robinson 2 weeks ago

you look really good

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Patrick McKemie 2 weeks ago

Being stupid does age a person.

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Kim Lee 2 weeks ago

To be fair, if you look him up, he started the show with his hair and beard brown/black, and he looked his age. Pictures of him 20+ years later make him look younger than this, too, so I'm thinking this was mostly for his character/acting persona at the time.

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Tia Fannen 2 weeks ago

Steve Martin's hair turned grey at a young age. Heavier people tend to look older than the average population.

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Bill 2 weeks ago

Hank didn't do things thjs way

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Patrick McKemie 2 weeks ago

Yeah well, cocaine is a powerful drug.

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Iggy 2 weeks ago

She actually looks 15. The clothing is older but her face is a teenager's.

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Peter Anka 2 weeks ago

Sting once said, that without Sex Pistols today every rocker would be look like just like this...

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Nia Loves Art 2 weeks ago

It’s the teeth.

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Falcon 2 weeks ago

cosmetic surgery is my guess for this one.

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Andres Tejeda 2 weeks ago

He looks about a hard drinking 35 year old.

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Douglas Campbell 2 weeks ago

It's the dad bod.

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