Caution: This site will trigger your midlife crisis

A nerdy new Web app puts your life in perspective, proving once and for all that you're getting old.

You're getting old
You really are. Screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

Not to alarm you, but you're really not getting any younger. No doubt you've been in denial for some time now. Don't fret, you're not the only one. We're all just blips in time.

Someone intent on making us all feel ancient created a Web app called "You're Getting Old" to remind us of our own mortality -- in a really fun way -- by showing us interesting facts and stats personalized to our time on Earth.

Let's say you were born May 25, 1977 (yes, you were born the day "Star Wars" was released). By plugging in your birth date in, you will learn that, as of today, you are 13,529 days old.

Not convinced? Take a look at this.

Did you know that Elvis Presley died when you were just 2 months old, that Michael Jackson released "Thriller" when you were 6 years old, and when you were 13, the first known Web page was written?

I'm telling you, your time is swiftly slipping away.

But hurry, (your) time is running out.

Think you can handle the truth? Throw your birth date into "You're Getting Old" and see how bad it really is.

You're getting old
Screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

(Via Mashable)

About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.


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