May 17, 2013

25 Facts About Turning 25 That Will Make You Feel Weird

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Being 25 Means…

1. You’re older than the singer in “What’s My Age Again?” (“And that’s about the time she walked away from me / Nobody likes you when you’re 23″)

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Blink 182

2. According to Ladytron’s song “Seventeen,” you’re four years past being no fun, and eight years past being wanted (“They only want you when you’re seventeen / when you’re twenty-one / you’re no fun.”
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3. You’re three years too old to dress up like hipsters and make fun of your exes (just ask Taylor Swift). You’re probably too old to be happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time, too.


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Amy Nichole Harris / Shutterstock.com

4. You’re two years younger than Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse were when they died.


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5. You’re old enough to rent a car and get a car insurance discount.

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Shutterstock

6. You’re too old to try out for The Real World.


The Real World
The Real World

7. You’re still younger than James Van Der Beek was when Dawson’s Creek ended, Stacey Dash in Clueless, Alan Ruck in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Keiko Agena in Gilmore Girls, and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls, all of whom were playing high school students.


Dawson's Creek
Dawson’s Creek

8. You’re old enough to be elected to the United States House of Representatives.


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9. You’re still too young to become President of the United States (which is the only thing holding you back, right?).

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10. You’re no longer part of the coveted 18-24 demographic.


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Shutterstock

11. Manganese has the same number of protons as I have years under your belt.


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Eswiss

12. There is a separate character in Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros. Melee for each year of your life.

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Mario Kart Wii

13. You were (probably) born the same year as Rihanna, Haley Joel Osment, Rupert Grint, Adele, Derrick Rose, and Skrillex.


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Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

25 years ago…

14. Rain Man won Best Picture at the Oscars.


Rain Man
Rain Man

15. We had a leap year.


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16. The Winter Olympics were held in Calgary.


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17. Windows 2.1 was released.


© Microsoft Windows 2.1 /Used with permission from Microsoft.
© Microsoft Windows 2.1 /Used with permission from Microsoft.

18. The Morris Worm became the first computer virus to be distributed over the internet.


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Museum of Science – Morris Internet Worm

19. RU-486 and Prozac were released.


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Tom Varco

20. Al Qaeda was founded.


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21. Stephen Hawking published A Brief History of Time, which means your entire lifetime is excluded from his history of time.


A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time

22. Photoshop went on the market.


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Adobe

23. The first Pi Day was observed.


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Shutterstock

24. The most popular song of the year was “Faith” by George Michael. Number four that year was “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley.


25. The most popular TV shows were Roseanne and The Wonder Years, one of which was an awesome show.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

I don’t know if this list should make you feel older or younger. On the one hand, it might be crazy that you’re too old to try out for The Real World. On the other hand, if Haley Joel Osment is the same age as you, you’re practically still in diapers. TC mark

Karisa Tell

Karisa Tell is a writer living in Milwaukee who likes things that make her laugh. She’s not afraid to make a stupid …

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