Yet I'd say the oldest people in the classroom may just be those who created this list. It looks like they just went through Wikipedia's 1992 page — the year most of this Fall's college freshmen were born — and made a list. I found only one surprising (the first one), and some things I didn't even know — and I'm about a decade older!
Here are some moderately illuminating ones. Look below the jump for ridiculousness.
- Few in the class know how to write in cursive
- Czechoslovakia has never existed.
- A quarter of the class has at least one immigrant parent, and the immigration debate is not a big priority.
- Nirvana is on the classic oldies station.
- Email is just too slow, and they seldom if ever use snail mail.
- There have always been women priests in the Anglican Church.
- Having hundreds of cable channels but nothing to watch has always been routine.
- Secondhand smoke has always been an official carcinogen.
- Fergie is a pop singer, not a princess.
Read the ridiculous below.
- Woody Allen . . . has always been with Soon-Yi Previn. (I wouldn't be surprised if people born in 1992 didn't know who Woody Allen is, so I certainly wouldn't expect them to know the details of his scandalous love life.)
- They’ve never recognized that pointing to their wrists was a request for the time of day. (I think they could figure this out!)
- American companies have always done business in Vietnam. (Makes sense, but I didn't know they didn't either.)
- Someone has always gotten married in space. (They have?)
- Korean cars have always been a staple on American highways.
- Walmart has never sold handguns over the counter in the lower 48.
- Rock bands have always played at presidential inaugural parties.
- They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.
Now show me a kid who's never used anything but a cell phone, and we can talk, Beloit!