Ten things that will suddenly make you feel really old

Louis Dor
Tuesday 19 April 2016 18:30
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James Franco is 38 today. Happy Birthday, James.

The news caused a member of indy100 staff to lose their proverbial, so we decided to compile a list of things that will make you feel old.

We're gluttons for punishment, we know.

See the full, gut-punching list, below:

1. People born on 19 April 1998 can drink now

That's right, they just turned 18.

The Truman Show and Saving Private Ryan was released when they were on and two months old, respectively.

Bob the Builder began when they were six months old.

2. Films released 20 years ago

Mission Impossible, Trainspotting, Happy Gilmore, Independence Day, Fargo, Matilda, Romeo and Juliet.

3. You visit this website

Type in your age and it'll churn out a list of others' achievements which will make you feel completely without purpose or talent.

Using myself as a sacrificial mutton - here's an example of the soul-destruction at work:

For a similar effect, you can see what David Bowie did at your age.

4. Neymar

Picture: Getty

Five years ago today, having just turned 19, the Brazilian international had already made 3 appearances and scored three goals for his country.

In the next five years he'd go on to score 43 more and play 67 more games, signing for Barcelona - arguably the best team in the world - in the meantime.

Where he's also notched 52 goals in 88 appearances.

5. There are 14 year olds now who were born after 9/11

If they're older than 14 years, 7 months and eight days, they're part of a generation that simply weren't around to witness it on the news.

6. The Chilcott Inquiry is 8 years and 10 months old

In around about a months' time, we will be further away to the date it started than that date is to the day Google was founded in Menlo Park, California.

7. Ellie Simmonds

Picture: Getty

She won two gold medals at the 2008 paralympics in Beijing and two golds in the 2012 Olympics in London.

She turns 22 in November.

What have you been doing with your life?

8. The music released a decade ago

2006's hit list hits hard.

When you were young, The Killers
Sexyback, Justin Timberlake
Welcome to the Black Parade, My Chemical Romance
You're Beautiful, James Blunt
I bet that you look good on the Dancefloor, Arctic Monkeys
Naive, The Kooks
Dani California, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rehab, Amy Winehouse
Sewn, The Feeling
Hips Don't Lie, Shakira
Crazy, Gnarls Barkley
America, Razorlight
Maneater, Nelly Furtado
A Moment Like This, Leona Lewis
Patience, Take That
JCB Song, Nizlopi
No Tomorrow, Orson
I don't Feel Like Dancin', Scissor Sisters
Put Your Hands Up for Detroit, Fedde Le Grand
Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol

As well as basically anything Hard-Fi, Keane, The Streets, Jack Johnson, Embrace and James Morrison.

Muse released Black Holes and Revelations, Kasabian released Empire, Taylor Swift released her first single and Eminem just released his first greatest hits album Curtain Call.

9. Crash Bandicoot

Picture: Getty

That game was released 20 years ago, and the Playstation itself was released 3 December 1994 in Japan.

10. The iPhone

Next year, the handset that changed the industry will be ten years old.

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