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13 things today’s Leaving Cert students have no memory of

People who are now legally able to drink and vote have no memory of these things.

THIS YEAR WILL mark the legal adulthood of babies who were born in 1995. 1995.

Anyone born in 1994, meanwhile, is already a full-fledged grown-up. (Officially speaking at least.)

That means people now able to legally drink, vote and get married will have no memory of when these things happened:

1. This being a tech revolution:

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Crash Bandicoot, anyone?

2. This being a HUGE deal:

3. Father Ted blowing our minds


The show first aired on Channel 4 in the UK on April 21, 1995.

4. Kurt Cobain dying

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5. This being an incredible concept:

Amazon sold its first book in July 1995.

6. Jack Charlton as Ireland manager:

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He retired in December 1995. (Also, that incredible shirt-and-braces combo.)

7. Meeting these guys for the first time:

8. Bill Clinton sending Ireland crazy:


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9. Muriel being terrible:

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10. Everyone wanting to learn the words to this:

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11. Staring at this for what seemed like forever:

12. Why life was like a box of chocolates:

13. Why this was such a big deal:


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