Monday, March 15, 2004

Read this and you'll be 30 seconds older

Want to feel old? Here are a couple of sites sure to make you feel life is passing you by:

1. Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age is a somewhat sadistic little program that allows you to plug in your age and see what historical figures much more organized than yourself had already acheived by that point in their lives. For example, when George Washington was 44, like me, he crossed the Delaware and captured Trenton, New Jersey. Lucky thing they didn't have the internet back then, 'cause old George would probably have just stayed home and started a patriotic blog.

2. Math Cats, a cute site designed to convince kids that math is fun, has a horrifying little gadget called the "age calculator" that will determine your age in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and ever-moving seconds. Never has it been so easy to watch yourself get older and older and older. Kids will indeed think that's fun. Adults, not so much.

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