21 Things that Turned 21 This Year (2017) - mental_floss List Show Ep. 523


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  • ladyi7609
    ladyi7609 17 days ago

    LOL @ "the Internet existed at that time" -- I started going online in 1996! And no, Google wasn't available to the public back then ; they didn't officially debut for public use until the spring of 1998. I remember and was THERE. Before Google I used to make do with Excite (the company that turned down an offer to purchase Google) and DMOZ, but when Google debuted and I tried it out, I fell in love with the much improved search results over every single other search engine out there and I've been a Google user ever since. Meaning I've been using Google for -- oh dear god -- TWENTY years. I feel old now.

  • Michael K
    Michael K 29 days ago

    I was born in 1996

  • bkbug
    bkbug Month ago

    I met my girlfriend/s.o./partner in 1996. Yep, we old.

  • Tayla Anderson
    Tayla Anderson Month ago

    I turned 21 in 2017 :)

  • tracy ash
    tracy ash 3 months ago

    i'm old i was 7 in 1996

  • MsMockingjay07
    MsMockingjay07 3 months ago

    Where’s our 2018 edition? I finally turned 21 this year

  • JamesJoe 3635
    JamesJoe 3635 4 months ago

    21 years ago: The N64 came out.

  • William Sledge
    William Sledge 5 months ago

    Are those messages about Ryan Renalds from Mark

  • cole82486
    cole82486 5 months ago

    Ahhh 1996! Great year!

  • Darren D. MacDonald
    Darren D. MacDonald 6 months ago

    I still type in "Hotmail.com" when I want to get to my email. It will always redirect to whatever they changed their name to. I think they are on Outlook now... Who knows.

  • Jake Underwood
    Jake Underwood 6 months ago

    My brother...

  • Sebastian Contreras
    Sebastian Contreras 8 months ago

    I turned 21 on 2017 too!

  • Wendy Devereaux
    Wendy Devereaux 9 months ago

    How wonderful of Dolly Parton.

  • Chonny Vision
    Chonny Vision 9 months ago

    Oh god. I was brought into the world with Air Dancers!?

  • mikah ong
    mikah ong 9 months ago

    Is it bad I don't find Ryan Reynolds all that handsome? I mean he definitely is good looking but not totally my type.

  • mikah ong
    mikah ong 9 months ago

    I turned 21 in 2017. I still have no idea on the right way to 'adult'

  • ekstrajohn
    ekstrajohn 9 months ago

    this is mostly american stuff :(

  • Becky F.
    Becky F. 10 months ago

    I was a thing that turned 21 this year...

  • Lexy Starwatcher
    Lexy Starwatcher 10 months ago

    Lolz! I still use my Hotmail account. XD

  • Doctor Vell
    Doctor Vell 10 months ago

    Doctor Who movie starring Paul McGann aired in 1996. I also met my wife that year (married in 2004).

  • Cerulean Skigh
    Cerulean Skigh 10 months ago

    I still don't feel old. The passage of time has never disconcerted me. I am weird.

  • stecky87
    stecky87 10 months ago

    John's reaction to Ryan Reynolds is how I react to Chris Evans . . . and probably Oscar Isaac, too . . .

  • rogerdotlee
    rogerdotlee 10 months ago

    Oh, don't be sorry about how old I'm (we're) getting. I've long since learned that the alternative isn't nearly as appealing.

  • clvnmdr453
    clvnmdr453 10 months ago

    I remember Ask Jeeves. I remember Dogpile as well.

  • Arralin Derelo
    Arralin Derelo 10 months ago

    This makes me feel young because I am thirteen and all of this was before I was born

  • TheFool
    TheFool 10 months ago

    Getting old beats the alternative

  • Insanity Cubed
    Insanity Cubed 10 months ago

    6:33 They're also known as wacky inflatable arm-flailing tube-men.

  • Nir Elharar
    Nir Elharar 10 months ago

    They're called "Bayley Buddies" you heretic.

  • Hoshimaru57
    Hoshimaru57 10 months ago

    I didn’t know those had names I always thought they were called wacky arm flailing inflatable tube men, after Family Guy of course. Even though I knew they predated the show

  • Sapphyre Lorallen
    Sapphyre Lorallen 10 months ago

    I turned 21 this year, so seeing this mildly freaked me out

  • Crystal Walker
    Crystal Walker 10 months ago

    4 is school age, not preschool

  • Sineadburke23
    Sineadburke23 10 months ago

    I turned 21 in 2017👋🏻

  • Freddy Romo
    Freddy Romo 10 months ago

    22nd thing: me

  • elzielai
    elzielai 10 months ago

    You know what else turned 21 in 2017? I did! haha
    hahaha... totally original! totally unexpected! weee

  • Tyler Valentine
    Tyler Valentine 10 months ago


  • Roxor128
    Roxor128 10 months ago

    Some additional PC gaming entries: Duke Nukem 3D, Quake, Death Rally and Stargunner were all released in 1996, too.
    Man, I wasted so many hours playing around with the level editor for Duke3D...

  • Richard Canipe
    Richard Canipe 11 months ago

    Arthur the TV Series that aired on PBS stations just turn 21 as well!

  • Mandi Lee
    Mandi Lee 11 months ago

    I turned 21 in 2017. 😂

  • ivoryandcat
    ivoryandcat 11 months ago

    My daughter turns 21 this year! Also, ironically I turned 21 in 1996. SO it is the 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday.

  • RedLightning17
    RedLightning17 11 months ago

    Also 21 years and 9 days ago I was born. And I remember almost all these things instinctively

  • Rose Justice
    Rose Justice 11 months ago

    Dear John, Yes I do feel old with that list. Job well done! Love you.

  • Carey Boshoff
    Carey Boshoff 11 months ago

    I turned 21 this year!

  • Cassandra Hum
    Cassandra Hum 11 months ago

    I turned 21

    BATONTWIRLER1996 11 months ago

    Love that this was uploaded on my 21st birthday

  • MrSquark
    MrSquark 11 months ago

    Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men I call them

  • Duncan McGee
    Duncan McGee 11 months ago

    Why am I not on this list?

  • TheEditingShop
    TheEditingShop 11 months ago

    Zig-a-zig, a bastardisation of the English slang word "ziggy" meaning cigarette and "aah" as in a sigh of relief. Due to the context of the song it can be safely assumed that the lyric refers to a post-coital smoke.

  • nate yungman
    nate yungman 11 months ago

    My favorite thing that debuted in 1996, me.

  • Jeremy the Person
    Jeremy the Person 11 months ago +1

    Tomb raider

  • mdiem
    mdiem 11 months ago

    My highschool diploma turned 21 this year.

  • Chris Shipman
    Chris Shipman 11 months ago


  • Monkey Wrench
    Monkey Wrench 11 months ago

    you suck, john green.

  • Courtney Cox
    Courtney Cox 11 months ago

    All of these are the same age as me!!!

  • LizzyMarieTina
    LizzyMarieTina 11 months ago

    I did! I got to spend my 21st with some of my favorite people.

  • Peter Jones
    Peter Jones 11 months ago

    I turned 21 this year; I guess it could be worse, I could be dead. Though I am still not used to the idea of being of legal age to drink alchohol. I'm so sober, I can't even spell alcohol!

  • Darth Savage
    Darth Savage 11 months ago

    The only reason I'm upset that GRRM hasn't finished the series is that Roy Dotrice won't be able to finish the series on Audiobook

  • Vrbanvs A. T. Silvanvs
    Vrbanvs A. T. Silvanvs 11 months ago

    At the end I heard "thanks for watching menopause video"...goes nicely with the "it'll make you feel very old" :)

  • DigitalYojimbo
    DigitalYojimbo 11 months ago

    Your sister.

  • Peters palace
    Peters palace 11 months ago

    I'm 21 this year... I don't know how I feel

  • WumbologistPhD
    WumbologistPhD 11 months ago

    I turned 21 this year as well.

  • Lian Pangilinan
    Lian Pangilinan 11 months ago

    That Ryan Reynolds part was hilarious.

  • Purple yoshis in the sky
    Purple yoshis in the sky 11 months ago

    I am 100% straight, but if Ryan Reynolds asked me to have sex with him I would happily oblige.

  • Purple yoshis in the sky
    Purple yoshis in the sky 11 months ago

    Joke's on you, this made me feel young because I'm not 21 yet

  • Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston 11 months ago

    Ask.com told me that "Jeeves is on vacation, but don't worry, he'll come back soon" That was ten years ago, when I first learned about disappointment.

  • Caleb Tong
    Caleb Tong 11 months ago

    22nd thing turning 21 this year.... ME!! :D

  • Check It Out
    Check It Out 11 months ago

    I wish i was 21 again

  • Jason Alaksa
    Jason Alaksa 11 months ago

    Really? We don't know what 'zigazig' is? I feel like that's never REALLY been a mystery. :/ lol

  • G. Brent Wilson
    G. Brent Wilson 11 months ago

    Air Dancers are manic depressive... I'm happy! No I'm sad... I'm happy! No I'm sad... I'm happy!!

  • Esti Flame
    Esti Flame 11 months ago

    #22: Me!

  • Lizzie K
    Lizzie K 11 months ago

    I turned 21 as well!! Just a couple of weeks ago 😊🎂

  • kpenny523
    kpenny523 11 months ago

    omg i turned 21 this year and my birthday is the episode #! 5/23

  • Storm Galactica
    Storm Galactica 11 months ago +1

    We get it, you all turned 21 this year. Happy belated (or early I guess) birthday, nerds.

  • Laurie P
    Laurie P 11 months ago

    I hope you do this again in 2022 or do 18 this year. My favourite thing about being 18 this year is that on Dec 31st all adults will have been born in the 20th century and all children in the 21st.

  • From Scratch Aunty Bindy
    From Scratch Aunty Bindy 11 months ago

    WOW! Actually the feeling old effect wasn't too unbearable with this one - I just smiled all the way through lost in nostalgia 😊 Thanks John & MFV Crew

  • Mike
    Mike 11 months ago +1

    They are called "Wacky inflatable arm flailing tube men"

  • coredumperror
    coredumperror 11 months ago

    OH trust me John, this video definitely made me feel old. I cannot believe that Tickle-Me Elmo is old enough to drink!!

  • Jim Johnson
    Jim Johnson 11 months ago +1

    As Sinatra sang
    "When I was seventeen
    It was a very good year
    It was a very good year for small town girls
    And soft summer nights
    We'd hide from the lights
    On the village green
    When I was seventeen"

    • ladyi7609
      ladyi7609 17 days ago

      Wow, giving you a "like" because I turned 17 in 1996, meaning this lyric sample is absolutely perfect!

  • Northstar Pokeshipper
    Northstar Pokeshipper 11 months ago

    Don't forget Pikachu turned 21 this year! He made his debut with Pokemon Red and Green on February 27th, 1996!

  • mysticshadow2003
    mysticshadow2003 11 months ago

    Um no, they are cleeeearly wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men

  • kevinbee25
    kevinbee25 11 months ago

    Big up Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹

  • Zyra L. F.
    Zyra L. F. 11 months ago

    No. Don't thank google. Terrible overlords ruined searches.

    • ladyi7609
      ladyi7609 17 days ago

      LOL, you obviously weren't around before Google trying to search for stuff online but coming up with jack shit unless you click a dozen pages or so into the search results. Google made all that so much easier and better and with less bandwidth usage than fucking Yahoo! or Excite or Altavista. I for one welcome our time-saving, search engine-improving overlords.

  • vlogerhood
    vlogerhood 11 months ago

    "I've never felt that way before" -John Green discovering his bisexuality on camera.

  • Katelovescbj
    Katelovescbj 11 months ago

    Me. I turned 21

  • Sophie Gent
    Sophie Gent 11 months ago

    *coughs* also Tom Holland

  • Vincent Adultman
    Vincent Adultman 11 months ago

    Whatever happened to Elliot and "Misconceptions?"

  • AFKei
    AFKei 11 months ago

    Hello 90s peeps how are you doing?

  • komoyodo
    komoyodo 11 months ago

    I turned 21 this year :O

  • Isaiah Martinez
    Isaiah Martinez 11 months ago

    U forgot me ha

  • captloki13
    captloki13 11 months ago

    Does it mean I'm allowed to fuck it?

  • katie wright
    katie wright 11 months ago

    I turned 21 this year whoop whoop

  • RushKa
    RushKa 11 months ago

    I turned 21 this year

  • zane reynolds
    zane reynolds 11 months ago

    U forgot Pokémon u uncultured swine

  • Shawn McMillan
    Shawn McMillan 11 months ago +9

    Pokemon turned 21

    • makoy94
      makoy94 10 months ago

      I was severely disappointed when John didn't mention Pokémon.

    • agentrikamcgee
      agentrikamcgee 11 months ago +1

      Relating to this and the Ryan Reynolds Rant, Reynolds is playing the eponymous Detective Pikachu in the live-action movie. I’m still in shock.

  • Anonymously Anonymous
    Anonymously Anonymous 11 months ago

    Patiently waiting for the skeleton clique

  • KC Familam
    KC Familam 11 months ago

    ain't nobody in indianapolis saying that shit, stop it.

  • lightsandcandy
    lightsandcandy 11 months ago


  • jessica polk
    jessica polk 11 months ago

    Why am i not in this list!

  • Gabriell Erth
    Gabriell Erth 11 months ago +1

    I turned 21 in 2017 😏

  • TheBGChannnel
    TheBGChannnel 11 months ago

    so tickle me elmo can now go to the bar???

  • amarella
    amarella 11 months ago

    You know what else turned 21? Me!!!!!