9 Signs You Are Getting Older Than You Thought

Time flies. Before you know it, you are an oldster. But it’s hard to tell until you see something from your past – a marker of your younger self. For example, do you remember these items from your youth?

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Remember this giant land tortoise as a kid? He can get up to 300 years old.

 

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These guys were still walking around when you were in junior high!

 

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This guy was only up to your knee!

 

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Triceratops? Wow, the years have flown!

 

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Ancient soapstone pot? Didn’t you mom use this one?

 

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Ancient fishhooks made of bone! You made these in shop class!

 

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This guy is hundreds of years old. Who looks better – you or him?

 

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Remember the racket these guys caused? You were only 10! Hey, quiet down, guys!

 

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Your friends used to say, “Lincoln is OUR president!” How long ago was that!

 


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