2017-12-31 – something to think about
- December 28, 2017 at 9:05 pm #1259445
if you accept the UN definitions of an adult as >18 years of age, this means that on NYE; every adult alive will have been born in the 20th century; and every child in the 21st (but it will only be true for this day alone..)April 6, 2019 at 8:16 pm #1259831
No It won’t, are you growing more senile by the minute?Anyone that was born in their late teens will have been born after 2000. What if someone was 120 years old? Not sure anyone is but if they were your posts would make you look like a bloody fool………
Or does the UN definition mean something else and I am the fool?April 7, 2019 at 12:35 pm #1259832
The UN defines a child as <18 and adult as >18.
On 2017-12-31 everyone born after 2000 would be <18 years old, but only for that day as anyone born on 2000-01-01 would be exactly 18 years old on 2018-01-01.
This does only go by the UN definition and not local countries domestic definitions of majority which can be anything from age 15 to 21 (and subject to change over the years)
According to available records since 2017-09-17 the oldest person alive globally is a Japanese woman born in 1900, so since then no one is left alive born previous to then.
It is true the statement above was only valid for a very short window of time in 2017 and there are also different views on exactly when a century starts (which have maybe mangled by everyone in most countries celebrating the new millenium on 2000-01-01)April 9, 2019 at 12:38 pm #1259836
if you accept the UN definitions of an adult as >18 years of age, this means that on NYE; every adult alive will have been born in the 20th century; and every child in the 21st (but it will only be true for this day alone..)
Interesting thought. Puts things in perspective somewhat.
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