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17 ways Friends taught us everything about life

You were laughing, but also LEARNING.

Friends is 20 years old today! (This article was originally published in March 2013)

REMEMBER WHEN FRIENDS was an essential date in your week?

Remember when you divided your friends into Joey, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica and Phoebe?

Remember when you tried to copy Rachel’s hair (girls) or Chandler’s jokes (boys)?

You may not have realised it, but all that time you were absorbing essential life skills. We’ve recapped them for you here.

Are there any we’ve missed? Add them in the comments…

1. How to pretend you’re enjoying something

Rub the stomach.


2. How to get a spray tan

Number 2 should do it.


3. How to stay  in a difficult relationship

If they’re your lobster.


4. And how to end one

Move to 15 Yemen Road, Yemen.


5. How to carry something up the stairs



6. How to look graceful with a turkey on your head


7. Also, how to look intelligent with a turkey on your head

Peachtree Keen/Tumblr

8. Essential vocabulary


9. Important dating etiquette

Always, ALWAYS ask before taking food


10. The lunge

11. The truth about evolution

“Monkeys, Darwin… It’s a nice story – I just think it’s a little too easy.”

YouTube/Glenn Davey

12. How to keep your self-esteem up

Love you Bruce Willis. You know why? Because you’re a … neat guy.

YouTube/Artem Frolov

13. The fallacy of braids


14. Why you can be relaxed about childcare

Joey electrocuted himself again.


15. That ‘tartlets’ exist


16. What the 1980s looked like


17. And how to deal with a jellyfish sting

YouTube/Carly Pursall

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