What The World Was Like When The Class Of 2018 Was Born

1. This year’s high school freshmen, the class of 2018, were born (for the most part) at the turn of the century.

2. Let’s take a look at what the world was like back then. Back when the class of 2018 was born…

3. Eminem wore shirts like this and everyone understood what it meant:

4. The iPod was about to change the way we listen to music:

5. Lizzie McGuire had just begun and apparently showed us what “seriously cool” was:

6. Justin Timberlake was a marionette:

Hannah bought me a Justin Timberlake of N’Sync cerca 2000 marionette doll #sheknowsme #wouldiwantanythingelse

7. Wilson was Tom Hanks’ best friend:

20th Century Fox

8. Sum 41 took middle schools by storm:

And so did “Absolutely (Story of a Girl),” “Californication,” “Adam’s Song,” BBMak, Creed, Macy Gray, Matchbox 20, Bon Jovi for some reason, 3 Doors Down, and Papa Roach, and the immortal Baha Men asked the question, “Who Let the Dogs Out?”

9. These sweet morsels still lived in our cereal bowls:

10. Darrin’s grooves were the only grooves that mattered. The alpha and the omega of grooves:

11. The Nickelodeon daily schedule looked like this:

12. The world’s most important cheerleading movie ever made had just been released:

13. The WWE was still the WWF:

14. The Rugrats visited Paris:


15. And if you watched it, hopefully you did on an orange tape:

16. The future of gaming was released:

17. SmarterChild got real as hell:

18. “Now That’s What I Call Music” had just released its fourth edition…

19. And the track listing looked like this:

20. People thought it was OK to sit on inflatable furniture:

21. Destiny’s Child still had four people in it:

Remember that tony Destiny’s Child had four members…#IDont

22. Britney Spears was made out of clay:


23. And traveled to the moon:

24. Someone had just decided that these freaky little hell beasts were an OK toy:

25. The most important movie ever about a doll becoming real was made:


26. The Harry Potter cast all looked like this:

Legends. RT “@iTweetFacts: The cast of Harry Potter at their first movie premiere 10 years ago. “

27. Andre 3000 asked this important question:

28. Ben Affleck was on a “journey to manhood”:


29. People somehow thought it was OK to go out in public like this:

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30. Chicken Run was on the cover of Time:

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31. The Cartoon Network schedule looked like this:

32. The Spy Kids made the world safe for spy kids…for now:

33. These jeans were inexplicably popular:

34. Sisqó held the world in his thong-covered hands:

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35. Chances are you had to stare at this for about 10 to 15 minutes before using the ‘net:


36. People listened to music like this for some reason:

37. Everyone just wanted a snow day:

38. Jason Biggs was allowed to be near women:

39. Linkin Park had just…burst…onto the scene:

40. Someone thought it wise to put Eminem on the cover of Teen People:

Teen People

41. Gwen Stefani had braces:

42. Oh, and gas prices looked a lot more like this:

We got them beat on one thing.

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