Wanna Feel Old? Check This List

Facts of life for fall's college freshmen include Leno as only face of Tonight Show
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2008 3:57 PM CDT
Harry Potter, created in 1990, would be a freshman classmate of 18-year-olds starting college this fall.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A glance at this year's Mindset List, from Wisconsin's Beloit College, provides a glance into the facts of life for the 18-year-olds beginning their freshman year in college. Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

  • Harry Potter, created in 1990, is old enough to be a fellow freshman.
  • GPS navigation systems are about as standard in cars as the steering wheel.
  • Gas stations fixing flat tires? Unlikely. But they're almost certainly serving cappuccinos.

  • Martha Stewart Living has always been the go-to guide for home style.
  • Gay rabbis have always been around.
  • Wayne Newton never sported a mustache.
  • Jay Leno has always helmed The Tonight Show.
  • Soda bottles have always been made out of plastic (except for those retro glass versions).