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How many years ago was 2006?

2006 was 18 years ago.

18 years have passed between June 24th, 2006, and June 24th, 2024. It was 6,575 days ago.

How long ago was 2006?

To put into perspective how long ago 2006 was:

  • Babies who were born that year can now vote, drive, join the army, and get a mortgage.
  • The teenagers that existed in 2006 are now 31–37 years old.
  • Nearly two decades have passed since then.
  • The iPhone and Android didn't exist. There were no custom app stores.
  • Having a camera on your cellphone was still a relatively new concept. Furthermore, the photos and videos were of very low quality.
  • MySpace was the leading social networking website.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 27 inches since 2006.
  • There have been roughly 936 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Jonah Hill, Tom Hardy, Megan Fox, Selena Gomez, Usain Bolt, Adele, and Demi Lovato were not famous at the time.
  • Electric cars were extremely uncommon.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Don't Forget About Us" by Mariah Carey, "Laffy Taffy" by D4L, "Grillz" by Nelly, "Check On It" by Beyonce, "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt, and "So Sick" by Ne-Yo.
  • Films such as "Hostel", "Glory Road", "Underworld: Evolution", "Big Momma's House 2", "When a Stranger Calls", and "The Pink Panther (2006)" were playing at movie theaters in 2006.
  • George W. Bush was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as vaping.
  • The Earth has travelled 81 billion miles through space since 2006.
  • There was no such thing as Uber.
  • Airbnb wasn't founded yet.
  • Netflix wasn't streaming movies.
  • The word "selfie" hadn't caught on yet.
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe hadn't started.
  • Gender reveal parties weren't a thing.
  • Most people didn't know what a "meme" was.
  • Most cars didn't have Bluetooth.
  • Video games such as "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion", "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess", "The Godfather", "Bully", "Call of Duty 3", and "Just Cause" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 45 centimeters since 2006.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 36–54 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 72 seasons of weather.
  • This was before Madeleine McCann went missing.
  • Most people didn't know what an emoji was. Back then, they were known as emoticons or smileys.
  • "The Hills", "Dexter", "Psych", "Eureka", "Ugly Betty", and "Friday Night Lights" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.
  • Internet banking was beginning to become popular.

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