42 Fun Facts About 2015 That'll Make You Feel Very Very Old!

Priyam Saha , 19 Nov 2015
I'm old
I’m old

I feel like if you’re 20-something, you have this constant need to live in denial about your age. Don’t get me wrong – I can’t wait to get old and execute my plans of world domination. But I feel like most of us don’t really understand just how old we are. It’s almost 2016 and it seems like Y2k was just last year. So brace yourself guys, I’m here to pop your bubble.

Ready to feel old? Let’s get into it!

1. Bubbles, Blossoms and Buttercup made their TV debut as The Powerpuff Girls 17 years ago.

Powerpuff Girls
Powerpuff Girls

“Fighting criiimmmesss, trying to save the world… here they come just in timmmmeee…”

2. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is 17 years old!

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

What do you mean?? :O

3. And the “tussi jaa rahe ho” sardar has gone from this…

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

to this…

Parzan Dastur
Parzan Dastur

4. It’s been 14 years since Lizzie McGuire entered our lives and 12 years since That’s So Raven happened.

Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven
Lizzie McGuire, That’s So Raven

These two women gave us way too many life lessons. Thanks, ladies :’)

5. Cartoon Network changed its logo and our lives (for the worst) 11 years ago.

Then…

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network

Now…

Cartoon Network Logo
Cartoon Network Logo

6. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Madonna‘s famous kiss at the VMA stage happened 12 year ago.

Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Augilera
Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Augilera

I was in the 4th grade at the time! WOW!

7. It’s been 8 years since Britney’s very public meltdown and her head shave.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

This was legit scary.

8. The infamous Salman Khan-Shah Rukh Khan fight that divided the industry in two happened at Katrina Kaif‘s birthday party 7 years ago.

Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan
Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan

But all is well now!!!

9. Karisma Kapoor almost married Abhishek Bachchan 12 years ago.

Karisma Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan
Karisma Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan

This is what a Bollywood wet dream would have looked like – the Kapoor-Bachchan merger.

10. It’s been 8 years since Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor broke up

Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor

They’re both happily married now.

11. And 4 years since Bipasha Basu and John Abraham split.

Bipasha Basu, John Abraham
Bipasha Basu, John Abraham

This was just sad.

12. Brad Pitt cheated on Jennifer Aniston with Angelina Jolie 10 years ago.

Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

And the award for the ‘Shocker Of The Decade’ goes to…

13. Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai‘s last episode aired 9 years ago.

Maya Sarabhai on Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai
Maya Sarabhai on Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

Best show ever?

I think so!

14. The last episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S aired 11 years ago. The main cast would be in their late 40s today.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S
F.R.I.E.N.D.S

I just want to end up with someone who makes me as happy as F.R.I.E.N.D.S does.

15. And Ross and Rachel’s baby Emma…

Ross, Emma & Rachel
Ross, Emma & Rachel

looks like this now…

Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon aka Emma from F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Noelle Sheldon, Cali Sheldon aka Emma from F.R.I.E.N.D.S

She is 13 years old now!!!

16. Kaanta Lagaa girl Shefali Zariwala was 20 years old when the song became a chartbuster 13 years ago.

She’s 33 now.

Shefali Zariwala
Shefali Zariwala

Remember all the rumours about the girl dying because of the tattoos?

17. Most kids entering High School this year were born in 2001.

What?!
What?!

18. That makes them as old as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

Kareena Kapoor in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Kareena Kapoor in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

19. Which means the Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai signature move is older than the kids in high school today.

Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

20. The three Khans turn 50 this year!

Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan
Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan

Co-incidence?

21. Remember Vishal from Disney Hour? He is 35 years old.

Vishal Malhotra
Vishal Malhotra

Erm. Vishal has found the fountain of youth.

22. Karan Johar was 23 when DDLJ released and was 32 when the first ever episode of Koffee With Karan aired.

Koffee With Karan
Koffee With Karan

He is 43 now.

Karan Johar
Karan Johar

“Where does she get that accent from?” has got to be the best burn of the century though!

23. Center Shock was launched 13 years ago and discontinued shortly after.

Center Shock
Center Shock

Good times!

24. It’s been 11 years since Bollywood’s first mainstream lesbian movie Girlfriend released.

Girlfriend
Girlfriend

#SorryNotSorry

25. Backstreet Boys’ chart-buster I Want It That Way turned 16 this year.

Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys

And they recreated it recently in an amazing karaoke with Neil Patrick Harris! Check it out here.

26. It’s been 8 years since the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published.

Harry Potter
Harry Potter

A few lucky Potterheads will be able to see what happens to Albus Severus Potter, because they stay in the UK. Not us  poor souls in India because obviously life isn’t fair right? RIGHT?

27. Mika Singh forcibly kissed Rakhi Sawant 9 years ago.

Mika Singh and Rakhee Sawant
Mika Singh and Rakhi Sawant

I love how this is a pop culture reference from my childhood.

28. The year 2000 is as far away as 2030.

What Is Happening?
What Is Happening?

29. Poonam Pandey promised to strip if Team India won the world cup 4 years ago.

Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey

“Fans” are still waiting… if you were wondering.

30. Shilpa Shetty became a global talking point with her stint in Big Brother 8 years ago.

Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty

It really changed her life!

31. Harbhajan Singh allegedly called Andrew Symonds a “monkey” 7 years ago.

Andrew Symonds, Harbhajan Singh
Andrew Symonds, Harbhajan Singh

… but turns out he actually said “maa-ki,” which is actually much worse.

32. The Motorola Razr is 11 years old.

33. And so is Facebook.

facebook-small-logo

34. Alia Bhatt was born in the same year that Shah Rukh’s Darr, Baazigar, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and Maya Memsaab released.

Baazigar, Darr
Baazigar, Darr

35. Alia Bhatt was 1 year old when Salman Khan’s Andaz Apna Apna and Hum Aapke Hai Koun came out.

Hum Aapke Hain Koun (Source: Tumblr)
Hum Aapke Hain Koun (Source: Tumblr)

Alia is now 22 years old.

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt

36. Mihir Virani “died” for the first time 14 years ago.

Mihir Virani, Tulsi
Mihir Virani, Tulsi

And then he came back..

Shocker!

Priyam from Team MissMalini
Priyam from Team MissMalini

37. The Hip Hip Hurray kids would be 34 years old today.

Hip Hip Hurray
Hip Hip Hurray

Check out what the Hip Hip Hurray kids are upto today. #NostalgiaTrip

38. Abhijeet Sawant became the first Indian Idol 10 years ago.

Abhijeet Sawant
Abhijeet Sawant

Mohabbatein lutaunga, baby!

39. It’s been 9 years since High School Musical first danced its way into our lives.

High School Musical
High School Musical

Everyone who loved Sharpae, say aye!

40. The boys from Suite Life Of Zack & Cody  (who also played Ross’s son Ben in F.R.I.E.N.D.S) graduated College this year.

41. The first episode of Remix aired on Star One 11 years ago.

Remix
Remix

Remix hai apna jahan FTW!

42. Chhoti from Hum Paanch…

Chhoti from Hum Paanch
Chhoti from Hum Paanch

is old now…

Priyanka Mehra aka Chhoti from Hum Paanch
Priyanka Mehra aka Chhoti from Hum Paanch

AND SO ARE YOU!

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