Hey, ’90s kids. Time for a fun fact that’ll send you into a crisis — Hanson’s “MMMBop” is now 20 years old!


Mercury

It officially came out on April 15, 1997.

As you might imagine, the world was a very different place back then. Here’s how:

1.

Titanic wasn’t out yet.


Paramount Pictures

It came out on December 19, 1997. I’ll never let go.

2.

It would still be five years until The Bachelor premiered.


ABC

It premiered on March 25, 2002 — a full five years after “MMMBop” came out —and there have been 21 seasons since.

3.

Kylie Jenner wasn’t alive yet… and she’s about to turn 20.


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Her birthday is August 10, 1997.

4.

There weren’t any Bring It On movies yet… now there have been five.


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The first one premiered in 2000.

5.

Linsday Lohan hadn’t landed the dream dual role of a lifetime in The Parent Trap yet…


Disney

The movie came out July 29, 1998.

6.

And Mary-Kate and Ashley had yet to release Billboard Dad, their first official straight-to-VHS twin feature movie.


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It came out on November 10, 1998.

7.

The first “Now! That’s What I Call Music” wouldn’t come out for another YEAR AND A HALF.


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Now That’s What I Call Music! 62 just came out this month…FML.

8.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston hadn’t even started dating yet.


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They made their public couple debut in 1999!

9.

And Reese Witherspoon wouldn’t start dating Ryan Phillippe for more than a year.


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They met before they filmed Cruel Intentions together — the movie came out in 1999.

10.

Ross and Rachel had JUST gone on a break on Friends two months earlier.


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Season 3 of Friends was just wrapping up in May 1997.

11.

Dawson’s Creek hadn’t premiered yet…


WB

That happened on January 20, 1998.

12.

And Buffy the Vampire Slayer was in the middle of its first season.


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It wasn’t even close to being a cult classic yet!

13.

Bill Clinton was still president and nobody knew who Monica Lewinsky was yet.


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People forget that the drama came to light in 1998.

14.

Princess Diana was still alive.


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She died on August 30, 1997. RIP.

15.

And so was Mother Teresa.


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Mother Teresa died only a few days later on September 5, 1997. RIP.

16.

Ivanka Trump was only 15 years old and graced the cover of Seventeen Magazine.


Hearst Magazines

Weird.

17.

These beautiful computers weren’t available yet.


Apple

They hit stores August 15, 1998 — and were discontinued in 2003.

18.

Tamagotchis hadn’t come to the United States yet.


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That happened on May 1, 1997.

19.

George R.R. Martin had only released one Game of Thrones book…


Bantam Books

A Game of Thrones came out in August 1996, but A Clash of Kings wasn’t out until February 1999.

20.

And Harry Potter wasn’t even published yet at all.


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came out in the UK on June 26, 1997. It was published in the US as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on January 9, 1998.

21.

Mike Tyson hadn’t bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear yet…


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That happened on June 28, 1997!

22.

And Michelle Kwan had yet to skate in ANY Olympic Games.


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Her first Olympics were in 1998.

23.

And finally, The Rock looked like this:


WWE

I’M NOT OKAY.

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