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Are you older than dirt? Take the quiz. 16/17 for me.

Posted - June 19

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  • 370
    16 out of 17 for me.

    EDIT:  Don't remember telephone party lines. This post was edited by Spunky at June 20, 2022 1:24 PM MDT
      June 19, 2022 8:47 PM MDT
    6

  • 9850
    12/17.  
      June 19, 2022 9:00 PM MDT
    5

  • 7949
    Perfect score! This post was edited by Jane S at June 20, 2022 7:52 AM MDT
      June 19, 2022 9:37 PM MDT
    5

  • 16388
    A little too close for comfort.
      June 20, 2022 1:25 AM MDT
    5

  • 11129
    I remember 11/17. Guess that makes me young dirt, lol. But why doesn't your list include manual typewriters?
      June 20, 2022 1:38 AM MDT
    4

  • 41538
    And cash registers. Not my list.
      June 20, 2022 7:45 AM MDT
    2

  • 11129
    Cash registers still exist.
      June 20, 2022 9:42 AM MDT
    0

  • 729
    Surely you just invented most of these things and everybody else is in on it?
      June 20, 2022 4:59 AM MDT
    5

  • 29461
    6...I am getting there. This post was edited by my2cents at June 20, 2022 9:42 AM MDT
      June 20, 2022 5:00 AM MDT
    5

  • 4377
    3/17

    Drive-in movie theaters and glass pop bottles in vending machines still exist.  I also had home economics in elementary school.  It’s the only thing I ever failed in school.


    This post was edited by Livvie at June 20, 2022 9:42 AM MDT
      June 20, 2022 6:03 AM MDT
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  • 29461
    So do candy cigarettes.   They just call them candy sticks. There is a Halloween candy package that has them every year. 

    And my daughter who graduated in 2013 had Home Economics  in high school. 
      June 20, 2022 7:43 AM MDT
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  • 41538
    Do they still call it Home Ec?
      June 20, 2022 7:46 AM MDT
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  • 4377

    I had to change my answer because I missed home ec on that list.  I had it in elementary school, which was basically cooking class.

      June 20, 2022 7:57 AM MDT
    3

  • 41538
    Excellent GIF
      June 20, 2022 8:03 AM MDT
    2

  • 29461
    I think it may have had another name. But it was home ec.  Cooking, sewing and they had to take care of an egg like it was a baby. 
      June 20, 2022 8:16 AM MDT
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  • 4377
    I had to look up the egg thing.  We didn’t have that in elementary school home ec, but we had robobabies in high school health class.  My partner was a deadbeat dad for that project.  I told the health teacher he owed me child support.

    Maybe I should’ve confessed to him that it wasn’t his. 


      June 20, 2022 9:48 AM MDT
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  • 29461
    Our schools are too cheap to buy the robo-babies. 
      June 20, 2022 1:23 PM MDT
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  • 4377
    I think my school district was too cheap to buy the robobabies also.  I can’t prove it, but I suspect they kidnapped them from the robot parents.  It warrants further investigation.
      June 20, 2022 8:44 PM MDT
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  • 11129
    During the 1960s, Cornell University and New York State changed the name from the NYS College of Home Economics to the NYS College of Human Ecology, which has degree programs in fields such as Industrial Design.
      June 20, 2022 9:47 AM MDT
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  • 41538
      June 20, 2022 7:53 AM MDT
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  • 29461
    Lol.  Did you ever see the cigarette gum.  It was rolled up gun with a powder on it and the a paper rolled around it.  Looked like a Paul Mall (no filter). When you first got one, you could blow through it and the powder would come out and look like smoke.  
      June 20, 2022 8:19 AM MDT
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  • 41538
    I don't remember that.
      June 20, 2022 8:33 AM MDT
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  • 7450
    10/17
      June 20, 2022 7:51 AM MDT
    4

  • 1552
    Looks like I'm still a whippersnapper. 
      June 20, 2022 1:37 PM MDT
    2