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Viral Thread Has Twitter Wondering If People Aged Faster In The Past (23 Tweets)

Have you ever seen pictures of your parents when they were your age and wondered if they were actually twice that age in reality?

I can remember 1970s composite pictures from my fraternity house and to this day there’s no way you could convince me that those dudes weren’t 47-years-old with 3 kids, a mortgage, and a bad back.

Twitter user and former MLB pitcher Brandon McCarthy seems to agree with me, as recently he posed an odd question to the void:

Did people in the past look older than their ages?

twitter/bmcarthy32

Surely that can’t be right….right?

Evolution is very slow and humans are still the same basic issue model that they’ve been for thousands of years.

And yet, as people considered the theory, they began to see more and more examples in popular culture, sports, and their own lives of old-looking young people. Some of which are truly mind-bending.

So did people age faster in the past?? Some evidence…


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