Twitter user and former MLB pitcher Brandon McCarthy posed an odd question to the void: Did people in the past look older than their ages?
this is nonsense but did people in the past look older when they were younger?
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) December 27, 2019
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??
Definitely. These are my parents when my mom was pregnant with me. They were like 23. pic.twitter.com/Eoa3wDs42D
— Debbie White ⚾️⚾️ (@rockiepie258) December 27, 2019
This was the late John Tenta AKA WWF’s Earthquake at age 26 pic.twitter.com/BwJKPm3veu
— Soundwave (@LocalSoundwave) December 27, 2019
Wilford Brimley was 50 in Cocoon. Tom Cruise was 56 in the latest Mission Impossible. pic.twitter.com/vRBvu2TLi7
— Andrew Brennan (@andbrnn) December 27, 2019
Ralph Macchio is about the same age now that Pat Morita was at the time of The Karate Kid. pic.twitter.com/oF7CBOrERj
— Zappaneese (@zappaneese) December 27, 2019
My grandmother was only in her mid-50’s in this pic. My dad was 26 pic.twitter.com/iZh6inot2a
— Andy in 2020 vision (@AndyLChapmanLA) December 27, 2019
We call this age anomaly “the Jim Croce.” This is a man who died at !30! pic.twitter.com/YvU1YUKWGG
— Daniel Kreps (@danielkreps) December 27, 2019
The day the music died. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Age 23, 17 and 28 respectively at the time of death. pic.twitter.com/t15LU9r1VW
— Mike (@MikeI70) December 27, 2019
1969. Sir Bobby Charlton was *32*. pic.twitter.com/H7bbgF027t
— Shane Bua (@ThatShaneBua) December 27, 2019
Soccer players in the 70s looked super old. This is one of the stars of the 1974 World Cup, Grzegorz Lato. He was 24 years old at the time pic.twitter.com/JB7kvwsNLZ
— Dominik Stecuła (@decustecu) December 31, 2019
The Rock looked older in high school than he does right now. pic.twitter.com/QS2yM7z4gH
— . (@nthomasrios) December 27, 2019