There's no shortage of content on the Internet that is especially geared toward people who grew up in the '90s. As the first generation who actually grew up with the Internet being available to all, those of us who grew up on the border between the 20th and 21st centuries have had a pretty interesting experience that no one else can claim.
Most of the Internet content about growing up in the '90s is there to tickle your nostalgia bone and make you feel special. That's not what we're doing today, though. Today, we're going to make anyone who grew up in the '90s feel very, very old. And I'm right there with you, friend. I was born in 1990, so when I read these facts, I felt the shock deep down in my very old and dusty bones.
Prepare yourself. Some of these facts may come as a bit of a shock.
Jurassic Park came out in 1993.So, first of all, that was 26 years ago. If that's not already freaking you out a bit, consider this: Humans landed on the Moon in 1969. Which was 24 years before 1993.
That means the release date for Jurassic Park is closer to the Moon landing than it is to the present day.In other words, you are now basically the dinosaur. And folks, the rest of these facts don't get any easier to swallow.
Let's talk about Avatar.This move was such a huge deal. Take a guess at how long ago it came out.
Did you guess 10 YEARS AGO?!
Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance."Such a bop, right? Surely, this song is only a few years old, right? It's still so good!
Nope!It's also 10 years old this year. I distinctly remember rocking out to this song my freshman year of college, which means that was also 10 years ago and yeah, I'm gonna need a second to process that.
Moving on: Toy Story 3.You've probably seen that Toy Story 4 is coming out. Considering that the first Toy Story film came out in 1995, you were probably already feeling old when the third one came out...
In 2010.Yep. 2010. I just double checked this one because I swear this movie can't be more than 4 years old. But it is.
Remember the year 2000?Of course, you do! You were completely capable of forming memories in the year 200.
Well, anyone who was born in the year 2000 is turning 19 this year.And next year they will be 20. (P.S. You might recognize this GIF from the film Freaky Friday. It came out in 2003. 16 years ago.)
Who could forget the "Numa Numa" video?This is one of the first viral videos I remember. Take a guess at when it first hit the scene.
Answer? 2004.15 dang years ago. Also, I highly recommend giving it a rewatch. I'm not joking — it honestly made me tear up a little bit and long for the days of early-2000s Internet.
There was also this amazing OK Go music video:My siblings and I crowded around our gigantic family computer (lol) to watch this together.
...In 2009.10 years ago. No big deal.
Ooh! Remember Daft Hands? Watch it here:So impressive. You can probably tell from the video quality that it's not super new.
It was originally uploaded in 2007.There is something so unsettling about realizing that you can clearly remember things from 12 years ago. I do not like it.
Remember The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?It first premiered in 1990. James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, was 45 years old.
Will Smith is turning 51 this year.
via: GettyWill Smith is older than Uncle Phil. Someone get me some water and a fainting couch, please.
Who remembers "Double Rainbow"?Time to revisit another early viral video. Anyone else starting to really miss the viral videos from your youth?
"Double Rainbow" was first uploaded in 2010.Which was nearly 10 years ago... If you said the words "double rainbow" to a 15-year-old person right now, they would probably have no idea what you were talking about.
In 1998, Lauryn Hill released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.This song, "Zion," was written about her son (also named Zion), who was born in 1997. In fact, the entire album was largely inspired and influenced by her pregnancy.
Well...Zion (the baby) grew up and just last year, his first child was born. So Lauryn Hill, who wrote a song about being pregnant when you were a child, is now a grandmother.
Know any kindergarteners?
via: ShutterstockI mean, you might actually be a parent to one of them, now that I think about it. Well, in case you're thinking about their future, you should probably know this: