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Looking back at the past can be super cringeworthy. Some things just need to be left in the past. Other things, though, continue to stay strong, and are still relevant. Here are just a few things that have aged well, according to the people of Reddit.

u/alrightyaphrodite asked: What is something that has aged well?



How cool.

The word "cool".

Seboss13

I remember back when I was I think middle school a teacher asked us all if people still say cool. We all said yes, its still being used. Even now I still think its a word most people of all ages use.

Touleas

Vroom vroom.

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90's Japanese cars.

inflammable

Especially if they have pop up headlights.

SoFlaNative420

Nice!

Roger Federer; still a top 10 player at 38!

Villanelle84

I think the Federer, Nadal, Djokovik hegemony over men's tennis is going to be in the record books. Those 3 have been in the top 3 for the last 15ish years.

UEDerpLeader

Truth.

Incredibly, some very old photography. Sure they might be now in digital and w.e, but the composition, attention to detail, there's just so much.

Example this alcohol pouring during prohibition: https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uuuploads/must-see-black-and-white-historic-moments/must-see-black-and-white-historic-moments-33.jpg

drillbotter

It's been around for centuries.

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Denim in general.

owen00600

Denim has true cool staying power, but the tightness of denim fluctuates every 10 years or so.

Quesly

This is true.

Arabic numerals - or what most people call "numbers".

Since around 500AD, it's been 0123456789. And the entire world uses them.

Even cultures without the Latin alphabet use them. Always interesting seeing them used in Asian languages' writing, as they stand out seeming 'western' but they were in fact developed in Asia by Hindu mathematicians and spread throughout Middle East where they became popular (hence 'Arabic' numerals)

Edit: I get it; Arabs don't use this numeral system - what a misnomer, am I right? - and an Indian mathematician Aryabhatta developed the concept of zero. This is why I included "developed in Asia by Hindu mathematicians".

ZiggoCiP

Home Alone has a great score.

Anything scored by John Williams. He makes scenes feel so alive and meaningful.

Church-Pants

Did you know that the makers of Home Alone reached out to him 100% on a whim, expecting that he was way out of their league? And he decided to score Home Alone, which 100% changed the feel of it. They had written/acted out a lot of the movie like old Roadrunner cartoons, which it's the music that gives the movie so much of the emotional feel.

maidrey

Seasons 4-10 are the sweet spot.

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The earlier episodes of The Simpsons.

King_FatCat

Classic Simpsons are masterpieces when it comes to comedy.

ObberGobb

Never gets old.

I find that a few classic rock bands are still very popular with young people today. Bands such as the Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Nirvana especially are the most popular amongst my peers.

thunderfart_99

Woah.

Astronomer here! There is a star about 200 light years away from us called the Methuselah star which appears to be about as old as the universe itself. Specifically, the universe is thought to be about 13.8 billion years old, and the star is, based on its composition estimated to be 14.46+/- 0.8 billion years old. So presumably if you err on the side of that minus, it's younger than the age of the universe, but still, the fact that it's been shining for a good 13+ billion years is astounding!

For reference, our sun has been burning for about 4.5 billion years, and has about 5 billion more to go... so this star has already lasted longer than our sun ever will.

Andromeda321

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