21 things that will immediately make you feel old in 2021

Jan 4 2021, 9:38 pm

So, 2020 was a tough one.

We endured challenges, loss, closures, and are in the midst of a pandemic.

As we push forward into the year 2021, there are some things that will stand out to make you feel ancient.

Put it this way, our first introduction to Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark came out 40 years ago.

If that hits your nostalgic feels, you might want to sit down for these facts that’ll make you feel old as we enter the new year.

Y2K kids can now legally drink in the US

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Forget the abysmal year of 2020, remember the Y2K scare?

Anyone born in the year 2000 can legally drink in the US. Heck, you may even see someone with a “2003” on their ID if you’re in Alberta, Manitoba, or Quebec…

The Quarter Pounder hits the half-century mark


Following in the footsteps of its Big Mac brother, the Quarter Pounder was launched at a Californian McDonald’s in 1971 in order to fill a void in the McMenu for people who wanted a higher ratio of meat to bun.

Happy 50th, thanks for the meals.

Friends ended 17 years ago

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And it’s still dominating Netflix Canada.

Fight Club was released over 20 years ago

Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999)

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And this guy ^ is now 57 years old.

Beauty and the Beast came out three decades ago


In 1991, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast made history as the first-ever animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars

Michael Jackson died 12 years ago

The King of Pop would be 62 this year.

Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and Saved by the Bell all debuted more than 30 years ago

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And you still quote at least one of them daily.

It’s been a decade since we got down on “Friday”

And we’re STILL looking forward to the weekend.

This is what Justin Trudeau looked like in the ’90s


Of course, the whole world knows this.

The Oregon Trail game has chugged along for five decades


In today’s world “you have died of dysentery” survives as a social media meme, but the original Oregon Trail dates back to 1971. Back then, it didn’t have those high-tech green and black 8-bit graphics and was used as a text-based computer educational program.

Get well, Mary!

Nintendo 64 came out a quarter of a century ago


You might still be hitting jumps at Koopa Beach in Mario Kart 64, but the console came out in 1996. Nintendo captured the essence of 3D gaming and has since become a flagship for gaming industry.

Facebook is turning 17 years old this year

And everything is fine.

The first Harry Potter book came out 23 years ago

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And Daniel Radcliffe turns 32 this year.

The Expos left Montreal 17 years ago

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There hasn’t been a Major League Baseball team in La Belle Province since 2004. “Nos Amours” left Montreal after the 2004 season and became the 2019 Washington Nationals world champion.

Survivor has been on the air for 40 “seasons” and 21 years

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After all, its motto is Outwit. Outplay. Outlast

A Canadian team hasn’t won the Stanley Cup in more than 28 years

But we’re sure that this will be our year…

This song came out 20 years ago

Britney Spears turns 40 this year.

This is what your cell phone looked like 20 years ago

No internet, no scrolling, just T9 till you die, baby.

TikTok had more downloads than Facebook did in 2019

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Here comes Gen Z.

Game of Thrones debuted a decade ago

The immensely popular show debuted on HBO in April 2011. (We don’t have to bring up Season 8…)

We’re closer in time to 2050 than we are to the 80s

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Back to the Future reunion (Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo)

Where are our hoverboards?

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