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Revealed: How Many More Times You'll See Mom, Dad

Break out the tissues
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2013 9:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Daily Mail calls it guilt-inducing. We'll go with tears-inducing. New website See Your Folks is the somewhat morbid creation of four British designers, who used World Health Organization data on life expectancy to calculate the answer to a pretty depressing question: How many times will you see Mom and Dad before they die? Should you want to learn your answer, Slate explains you'll need to plug in your parents' location and ages and how may times you see them (the latter detail apparently being the guilt-inducing one). The site will then spit out your figure.

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The site's creators explain they pulled See Your Folks together in less than a day, and did so with good intentions: "We believe that increasing awareness of death can help us to make the most of our lives. The right kind of reminders can help us to focus on what matters, and perhaps make us better people." (Read more parents stories.)

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