Older than dirt quiz


Older Than Dirt Quiz:

Count all the ones that you remember- not the ones you were told about!

Ratings are at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum

2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water

3. Candy cigarettes

4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottle

5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes

6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

7. Party lines

8. Newsreels before the movie

9. P.F. Flyers

10. Butch wax

11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive -6933)

12. Peashooters

13. Howdy Doody

14. 45 RPM records

15. S&H Green Stamps

16. Hi-fi's

17. Metal ice trays with lever

18. Mimeograph paper

19. Blue flashbulb

20. Packards

21. Roller skate keys

22. Cork popguns

23. Drive-ins

24. Studebakers

25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young

If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older

If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your! age,

If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

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626 Posts

Specializes in Med-Surg, Long Term Care.

I'm older than dirt.

I got a "17"... :rolleyes: :imbar :D


110 Posts

23 out of 25. I never had roller skates or a Packard, but otherwise, yeah I'm older than dirt.


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dianah, ASN

9 Articles; 3,822 Posts

Specializes in RETIRED Cath Lab/Cardiology/Radiology. Has 48 years experience.

Yup! Got 15. What's that they say about aging??? As I get older, like fine wine, I grow complex and fruity . . . --:p -- D


1,244 Posts

Yup; and we probably had the oldest studebakers in the US.... drove 'em right up til the med- 60's :lol2:


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Specializes in Everything except surgery. Has 27 years experience.

What is butch wax?? I don't remember Blackjack chewing gum and I don't know what Packards is either...but I remember almost all the rest! Groann! Older than dirt. And geeze some of these I had forgot about! Party lines...Lord!!

Specializes in OB/GYN,L&D,FP office,LTC. Has 36 years experience.

Older than Dirt! I remember all except the chewing gum!

I'm older than dirt!! I always thought I was one day *younger* than dirt! The only thing I don't remember are the washers with wringers. I mean, I've SEEN them, but never actually had one in the family, I don't think. I think I played with one in a vacation house one time or another, though.

I remember blackjack gum - you really had to be in the mood for it, but I think I'd like it more now that I'm adult than I did at the time.

I also remember something that wasn't on the list! I SWEAR I remember running down the street behind a truck that delivered ice, with a bunch of other kids, begging the guy in the truck for ice chips. My father and grandmother said that there was NO WAY that I remember that, but I remember it vividly.

One of the places we lived, they delivered UNHOMOGENIZED milk, too! Ewwww, that was yeuchhy!! I would never take the first two or three glasses from those bottles - they were GREASY with cream.. Ewwwwwwwww



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JBudd, MSN

1 Article; 3,836 Posts

Specializes in Trauma, Teaching. Has 42 years experience.

Yep, older than dirt, but what was the question?:zzzzz

My kids ask what position I played in Little League, and was aghast at being told GIRLS weren't allowed to play when I was young.:(

sbic56, BSN, RN

1,437 Posts

Specializes in Obstetrics, M/S, Psych. Has 24 years experience.

17 here, too. Old and diggin' it!!

KaraLea, LVN

225 Posts

I posted this quiz in the first place and I only got 5...I guess I am younger than I feel.


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Specializes in ER, Hospice, CCU, PCU.
:crying2: And THIS is the test I get 100% on???? Life just isn't fair!!!
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