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


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  • tracy ash
    tracy ash 4 days ago

    i'm old i was 7 in 1996

  • MsMockingjay07
    MsMockingjay07 5 days ago

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

  • JamesJoe 3635
    JamesJoe 3635 Month ago

    21 years ago: The N64 came out.

  • William Sledge
    William Sledge 2 months ago

    Are those messages about Ryan Renalds from Mark

  • cole82486
    cole82486 2 months ago

    Ahhh 1996! Great year!

  • Darren D. MacDonald
    Darren D. MacDonald 3 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.

  • Zoner Bloxian
    Zoner Bloxian 3 months ago

    My brother...

  • Sebastian Contreras
    Sebastian Contreras 5 months ago

    I turned 21 on 2017 too!

  • Wendy Devereaux
    Wendy Devereaux 6 months ago

    How wonderful of Dolly Parton.

  • Chonny Vision
    Chonny Vision 6 months ago

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

  • mikah ong
    mikah ong 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • ekstrajohn
    ekstrajohn 6 months ago

    this is mostly american stuff :(

  • Becky F.
    Becky F. 7 months ago

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

  • Lexy Starwatcher
    Lexy Starwatcher 7 months ago

    Lolz! I still use my Hotmail account. XD

  • Doctor Vell
    Doctor Vell 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • stecky87
    stecky87 7 months ago

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

  • rogerdotlee
    rogerdotlee 7 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 7 months ago

    I remember Ask Jeeves. I remember Dogpile as well.

  • Arralin Derelo
    Arralin Derelo 7 months ago

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

  • TheFool
    TheFool 7 months ago

    Getting old beats the alternative

  • Insanity Cubed
    Insanity Cubed 7 months ago

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

  • Nir Elharar
    Nir Elharar 7 months ago

    They're called "Bayley Buddies" you heretic.

  • Hoshimaru57
    Hoshimaru57 7 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 8 months ago

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

  • Crystal Walker
    Crystal Walker 8 months ago

    4 is school age, not preschool

  • Sineadburke23
    Sineadburke23 8 months ago

    I turned 21 in 2017👋🏻

  • Freddy Romo
    Freddy Romo 8 months ago

    22nd thing: me

  • elzielai
    elzielai 8 months ago

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

  • Tyler Valentine
    Tyler Valentine 8 months ago


  • Roxor128
    Roxor128 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • Mandi Lee
    Mandi Lee 8 months ago

    I turned 21 in 2017. 😂

  • ivoryandcat
    ivoryandcat 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • Rose Justice
    Rose Justice 8 months ago

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

  • Carey Boshoff
    Carey Boshoff 8 months ago

    I turned 21 this year!

  • Cassandra Hum
    Cassandra Hum 8 months ago

    I turned 21

    BATONTWIRLER1996 8 months ago

    Love that this was uploaded on my 21st birthday

  • MrSquark
    MrSquark 8 months ago

    Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men I call them

  • Duncan McGee
    Duncan McGee 8 months ago

    Why am I not on this list?

  • TheEditingShop
    TheEditingShop 8 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 8 months ago

    My favorite thing that debuted in 1996, me.

  • Jeremy the Person
    Jeremy the Person 8 months ago +1

    Tomb raider

  • mdiem
    mdiem 8 months ago

    My highschool diploma turned 21 this year.

  • Chris Shipman
    Chris Shipman 8 months ago


  • Monkey Wrench
    Monkey Wrench 8 months ago

    you suck, john green.

  • Courtney Cox
    Courtney Cox 8 months ago

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

  • LizzyMarieTina
    LizzyMarieTina 8 months ago

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

  • Peter Jones
    Peter Jones 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

    Your sister.

  • Peters palace
    Peters palace 8 months ago

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

  • WumbologistPhD
    WumbologistPhD 8 months ago

    I turned 21 this year as well.

  • Lian Pangilinan
    Lian Pangilinan 8 months ago

    That Ryan Reynolds part was hilarious.

  • Purple yoshis in the sky

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

  • Purple yoshis in the sky

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

  • Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • Check It Out
    Check It Out 8 months ago

    I wish i was 21 again

  • Jason Alaksa
    Jason Alaksa 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

    #22: Me!

  • Lizzie K
    Lizzie K 8 months ago

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

  • kpenny523
    kpenny523 8 months ago

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

  • Storm Galactica
    Storm Galactica 8 months ago +1

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

  • Laurie P
    Laurie P 8 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

    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 8 months ago +1

    They are called "Wacky inflatable arm flailing tube men"

  • coredumperror
    coredumperror 8 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 8 months ago

    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"

  • Northstar Pokeshipper
    Northstar Pokeshipper 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • kevinbee25
    kevinbee25 8 months ago

    Big up Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹

  • Zyra L. F.
    Zyra L. F. 8 months ago

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

  • vlogerhood
    vlogerhood 8 months ago

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

  • Katelovescbj
    Katelovescbj 8 months ago

    Me. I turned 21

  • Sophie Gent
    Sophie Gent 8 months ago

    *coughs* also Tom Holland

  • Vincent Adultman
    Vincent Adultman 8 months ago

    Whatever happened to Elliot and "Misconceptions?"

  • AFKei
    AFKei 8 months ago

    Hello 90s peeps how are you doing?

  • komoyodo
    komoyodo 8 months ago

    I turned 21 this year :O

  • Isaiah Martinez
    Isaiah Martinez 8 months ago

    U forgot me ha

  • captloki13
    captloki13 8 months ago

    Does it mean I'm allowed to fuck it?

  • katie wright
    katie wright 8 months ago

    I turned 21 this year whoop whoop

  • RushKa
    RushKa 8 months ago

    I turned 21 this year

  • zane reynolds
    zane reynolds 8 months ago

    U forgot Pokémon u uncultured swine

  • Shawn McMillan
    Shawn McMillan 8 months ago +9

    Pokemon turned 21

    • makoy94
      makoy94 7 months ago

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

    • agentrikamcgee
      agentrikamcgee 8 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 8 months ago

    Patiently waiting for the skeleton clique

  • KC Familam
    KC Familam 8 months ago

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

  • lightsandcandy
    lightsandcandy 8 months ago


  • jessica polk
    jessica polk 8 months ago

    Why am i not in this list!

  • Gabriell Erth
    Gabriell Erth 8 months ago +1

    I turned 21 in 2017 😏

  • TheBGChannnel
    TheBGChannnel 8 months ago

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

  • amarella
    amarella 8 months ago

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

  • AnnikaOakinnA
    AnnikaOakinnA 8 months ago

    There's an air dancer in a mall parking lot near my apartment advertising "Balsam Fur Trees" and I wince every time I see it.

  • Nev
    Nev 8 months ago

    I turned 21 the day this video was posted...

  • Jordan Newsom
    Jordan Newsom 8 months ago

    It's funny. I was born in 1996 and I know of everything you mentioned but I'm really not familiar with any of it. ...except Google of course. And freaking Blue's Clues. I used to watch the crap out of that show.

  • Robert Schalk
    Robert Schalk 8 months ago +1

    I was born :3