25 Reasons You Know You Grew Up In The 90’s

It happens to everybody. We all grow up and although we thought we would never be anything like the generations that came before us we end up copying them more than we know. How about those classic grandpa stories that kick off with the ubiquitous “back in my day”? You probably never thought that would be you (and you may still be in denial about it) but guess what? You’re getting old (sorry, you’re “maturing”). Kids these days live in a different world. They don’t fight over Pogs or wake up on Saturday morning to watch Thundercats. Nevertheless, there was a time…in the 90’s when maybe you did. Check out these 25 reasons you know you grew up in the 90s for some nostalgic fun.

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You had a pager

You Had a Pager or a Beeper

Yea, we know, some people still use these. Some people still use dial up and go to the post office too. Extinction just takes time.


You know how to place a collect call

You Know How to Place a Collect Call

Believe it or not there was a time that phones were attached to wires that were attached to the wall in large boxes that required coins to operate. You may still find some of these artifacts randomly strewn about the streets of large cities. And when you didn’t have a quarter to place a call, you could always make the person your calling pay for it. If this still doesn’t make sense to you, breathe easy, you’re not a 90′s kid.


You’ve seen a standalone fax machine

You Know How to Send Fax

Although these days only paper pushing corporate and third world bureaucracies actually use these relics, there was a time it was the norm.


You can sing and/or dance to “Ice, Ice, Baby” and “Macarena”

You Know How to Sing and Dance "Ice, Ice, Baby" and "Macarena"

Or Fresh Prince. If you don’t know any of those, we’re sorry, you missed out on a great decade.


You forgot to feed your Tamagotchi

You Own a Furby or Tamagotchi

you’ve ever known the emotional pain of losing a fake pet after forgetting to feed it fake food, then you surely grew up in the 90s.

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