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This "Week" The suggestion comes from Kroney who muses

"Whilst I was passing through Miami airport at the tender age of 21, I fancied a beer. "ID" said the charming Southerner behind the desk, so I got out my passport and showed it to her.

"You have to be 21," she said. Now this confused me slightly as I had been 21 for several months by this point and my date of birth was staring her in my face.

"I am 21," I replied helpfully "it says so there, look"

"You have to be 21", she said getting angry.

Cut a long story short, I argued, the manager came out, I argued with him before I finally realised that they weren't looking at the date of birth at all. They were looking at the date of *issue*

That would have made me an annoyingly precocious four year old. What examples of unsurpassed mental genius have you experienced?"""""""

(, Mon 21 Nov 2016, 9:24)
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Google Earth
When Google Earth was newish, in the mid 00's, I was showing it to my wife.

I zoomed into our city, drilled down to our neighbourhood, found our house and zoomed right into the garden.

"Oh, that's amazing!" she said. "Go outside and wave"
(, Mon 5 Dec 2016, 12:45, closed)
I don't believe you

(, Mon 5 Dec 2016, 12:58, closed)
Did you marry someone with Down's syndrome?
Were you parents proud?
(, Tue 6 Dec 2016, 23:00, closed)
This was a common reaction
I worked in a small office around that time. The boss insisted on going out, jumping around and waving, when someone showed off Google Earth. My mum reacted the same when I showed it to her.
(, Wed 7 Dec 2016, 13:51, closed)

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