Wow... I'm 26. I remember when it felt like it would be a LOOONG time until I was 13. Now I've waited that long twice!
What I got for my birthday:
- Piranha Plant amiibo!
- Three books I read years ago and wanted to reread: Caps For Sale, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and How to Eat Fried Worms! (Well, I thought I read them all years ago, but I'm reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing right now and everything is so unfamiliar to the point that I think I may not have actually read it years ago, I just remembered thinking the title is funny-sounding. So maybe I'm reading it for the first time now! Would you look at that!)
- They didn't come in until the 18th, but Nintendo Labo VR Goggles!!!! I've been wanting those ever since I knew about the new VR mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! :D
(note to self: put in the previous/next buttons later)
(This marks 10 years after when I did this when I turned 16, the first time I ever posted this for my birthday. Wow... I've known about this website for over ten years. And it's still around, even! Good for them!)
At age 26:
American anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote her famous dissertation, Coming of Age in Samoa, which claimed that in some societies adolescence is not a particularly difficult time.
Albert Einstein published five major research papers in a German physics journal, fundamentally changing man's view of the universe and leading to such inventions as television and the atomic bomb.
Benjamin Franklin published the first edition of Poor Richard's Almanac, which was to play a large role in molding the diverse American character.
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Chereshkova became the first woman to travel in space.
College dropout Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer.
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, revolutionizing the economies of the United States and Britain.
Antoine Joseph Sax invented the brass saxophone.
"Johnny Appleseed" brought apple seeds to the Ohio Valley.
Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Italy.
Gon Yangling memorized more than 15,000 telephone numbers in Harbin, China.
Orion Krynen of Denver, CO reached this age without much incident.
British ethologist Jane Goodall set up camp in the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve on Lake Tanganyika and began studying the lives of chimpanzees.
Ken Kesey published his first novel, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Thomas Pynchon published V., for which he won the William Faulkner First Novel Award.
Kirsteene Luhrmann of Melburne, Victoria quit smoking.
Stephen Breen from Dublin, Ireland found this site.
Darren Blackburn became the first and only athlete of the Principality of Sealand, despite being somewhat lacking in athletic ability.
Syd Jesus co-founded the dUdU Art Collective in Oakland, California and turned an entire warehouse space into a conceptual art piece entitled "The $5000 Gallery."
Matthew Royer took a dog for a walk every day of the year in Minnesota, with a coldest daytime high of 0 degrees F. The average walk time was 30 minutes.
Derrick Pallas was horrified to realize he was losing his hair, just like Dad.
Jan Birkeland from Norway managed to get to work without hitting a single red light.
Katherine Blauvelt in a skirt was deemed "all grown-up" by her boyfriend.
Kristen finally was able to get her fingernails to grow without chipping and peeling because she started taking a multi-vitamin on a daily basis.
Tom Pemberton rode a bicycle with lit fireworks strapped to it into a pool while wearing a banana costume.
SJ Yee resigned from a giant multinational corporation to found a personal development site for the book smart.
Angie Olson got so drunk on her 26th birthday, her friends were able to dress her up as a clown.
matt1993 discovered the two mysterious lost episodes of Super Mario Maker Crash Course.
Okay, okay, that last one's not on the list. But it SHOULD be! I have a story behind that. Stay tuned for when I write a full post about it!