We all know we’re getting older — but you won’t believe just how old some things are turning in 2015.
From Toy Story to eBay, from TLC to OJ, click through the gallery above to blow your mind with 20 things you won’t believe are turning 20 in 2015!
Click through the gallery above to see 20 things you won't believe are turning 20 in 2015!
Yes, the pig that launched a thousand vegetarian diets turns 20 in 2015. And yes, you've been referring to James Cromwell as 'the farmer from Babe' for 20 years.
Sadly, one of the stars of the film won't be around to celebrate the anniversary in August — Christine Cavanaugh, who provided the voice of Babe, passed away overnight at the age of 51.
That's right — Andy is getting old, guys. In fact, if Woody and Buzz's owner aged in real time like the rest of us, he'd be turning 26 in 2015.
Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, kicked off a dream run for Pixar that's never really stopped. It was one of two smash animated hits for Disney that year — Pocahontas was also released in 1995.
Topping off a banner year for movies about Native Americans and toys that come to life when adults aren't watching, The Indian in the Cupboard was also released in '95.
Technically, the Playstation is already 20 — it was released in Japan in December of '94. For the rest of the world, though, it was a '95 thing. Either way, it's kind of shocking to think that this console — which was considered the edgy, upstart alternative to Nintendo and Sega's established powerhouses — is now 20 years old itself.
Also turning 20? The Sega Saturn, which was crippled by a bizarre decision to launch the console four months ahead of schedule without any decent games, and Nintendo's doomed Virtual Boy, the unwieldy but supposedly "portable" virtual reality console with "true 3D graphics" that was going to change the way we play games.
Virtuosity, the Denzel Washington sci-fi flick about a virtual reality serial killer, was also released in '95, so somebody was obviously pretty sure that virtual reality was going to be the next big thing. Smash cut to 2015, and we're still waiting for the Oculus Rift to arrive.
Hey, we really have been spendin' most of our lives livin' in a Gangsta's Paradise — or at least using this as our go-to '90s hip hop track.
Coolio was never able to duplicate this hit, which sprang from the soundtrack of high school drama Dangerous Minds (also turning 20 in 2015, obviously), but he's doing OK — he's released a cook book, Cookin' With Coolio, and he just debuted his new music video on PornHub. Wait, what?
Here's something to make Silverchair fans from back in the day think about their mortality — this song is now significantly older than the members of the group were when they released this song. If a baby was born on the day Tomorrow was released, that baby has now missed their chance to become a prodigious rock star like 15-year-old Daniel Johns by five years.
Wait 'til tomorrow, indeed.
In '94, Stanford students Jerry Yang and David Filo created a website called "Jerry and David's guide to the World Wide Web". In 1995, they created the yahoo.com domain, which served as a directory of websites to help users explore this strange new Internet thing. Today, on December 31, 2014, the Yahoo! Directory was retired, quietly shuttering an iconic service that was once the most popular way to search for information online.
'95 was a breakthrough year for the commercialisation of the internet. It was the year the NSFNET was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on commercial web traffic, and it was the year Amazon and eBay (then known as Echo Bay) launched, meaning that someone turning 20 in 2015 has never known a world in which you couldn't buy random junk on the internet.
Hollywood was all over it, releasing internet-based thrillers Hackers, The Net and Johnny Mnemonic in '95 — before most people actually had, you know, the internet.
We're through the looking glass now, people. Hosted by Jade Gatt and Ryan Lappin (who will turn 37 and 35 in 2015, respectively), Cheez TV was considered the 'younger', 'hipper' alternative to Agro's Cartoon Connection. It was also the first show in Australia to have an internet address.
It's well and truly due for a revival — maybe the 20th anniversary will be the charm?
Waterfalls was actually included on 1994's CrazySexyCool LP, but unless you were really into deep TLC album cuts, you probably didn't hear it until 1995, when the single and iconic video were released.
Since then, the group has suffered through bankruptcy, spats with labels and producers, and the death of one of its members (Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes) in 2002. But T-Boz and Chilli are still around, and still releasing new music — they dropped a Christmas song, Gift Wrapped Kiss, earlier this month.
Clueless introduced audiences to a whole new lexicon of teenage phrases — a teenage lexicon that is now 20 years old.
Somehow, 47-year-old Stacey Dash — who played Cher's best friend Dionne — still looks pretty much exactly like she did in 1995, and is still ready to party with the Haitians at a moment's notice.
The Brady Bunch Movie — the 1995 comedy that ironically placed the original Brady Bunch sitcom characters, with their 1970s fashion sense and 1970s morality, in a 'contemporary' 1990s setting — is about to turn 20 years old.
Does that mean the world is now ready for a movie that ironically places the characters from, say, Friends, with their 1990s fashion sense and 1990s morality, in a contemporary 2010s setting?
This is too much...
Colin Firth burst to fame as Mr Darcy in the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and it was pretty much all because of one scene — routinely voted the most memorable in British history — and a very wet shirt.
Also turning 20 in 2015? Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, which started out as a column in The Independent in 1995 and was largely inspired by — you guessed it — this scene from Pride and Prejudice. Of course, Firth would go on to play Mark Darcy in the Bridget Jones films.
Remember when Val Kilmer was the new Batman? Yeah, so do we.
Nicole Kidman (who also steamed up the screen in 1995's To Die For) doesn't necessarily look 20 years older, but time hasn't been so kind to Val.
Kiss From A Rose is still a banger, though.
Remember when Pierce Brosnan was the new James Bond? Yeah, so do we.
Brosnan revitalised a dead franchise, but was eventually shuffled off to make way for Daniel Craig. Even that reboot is getting a little long in the tooth, though — Casino Royale is almost 10 years old now.
Kevin Sorbo and his glorious locks made their debut in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in January of 1995. Spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess debuted that September, which is kind of like if Joey started airing during the first season of Friends.
Lawless continues to work in TV, popping up most recently in Parks and Recreation and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Sorbo is having a tougher time — he campaigned unsuccessfully for a cameo appearance in The Rock's Hercules movie, and unleashed a controversial Facebook rant earlier this year slamming protestors in Ferguson as "animals" and "losers".
Oasis haven't released a decent album since 1995, but as their accountants will remind you, they don't need to, because this one had Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, Some Might Say and Don't Look Back In Anger on it.
1995 also saw the release of Blur's The Great Escape, and the peak of the Britpop war between the two bands — the rest of the world has moved on, but we'd still pay to be a fly on the wall in a room with Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn.
The Smashing Pumpkins' alt-rock masterpiece — featuring tracks like 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings and Tonight, Tonight — is about to turn 20 years old, which might explain why Billy Corgan is sick of talking about it.
That said, expect it to be well represented in the setlist when the band comes to Brisbane for Soundwave next year.
It's not so much that it's hard to believe this song is almost 20 years old; it's more that it's hard to believe it ever existed at all. This track was massive — it topped charts around the world; the album it came from, Cracked Rear View, was certified platinum 16 times; and the band won Grammys. But then the world collectively erased Hootie & The Blowfish from our memory banks, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-style, and we've never really heard from them again — except for that one karaoke scene in Ted.
This song is still our jam. Just sayin'.
The gory details of this case might seem relatively fresh in your mind, but 2015 will mark 20 years since OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman.
OJ was later found liable for damages in a civil trial, and he erased any doubts about whether or not he actually committed the crime when he wrote If I Did It, a 'hypothetical' account of the murders, in 2006.
Also turning 20 in 2015? Reality TV starlet and model Kendall Jenner, whose mother, Kris Jenner, was once married to OJ's attorney, Robert Kardashian.
Is it just us, or does it feel like Adam Sandler has inflicted way more than 20 years worth of terrible movies on us since this one?