20 Things from 20 Years Ago that Will Make You Feel Ancient

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The PlayStation is celebrating their 20 year anniversary this December. Yes, the console you grew up with has been around for 20 years! Do you feel old yet?

Well, if you don’t, we’ll take you back to see what it was like TWO DECADES ago and then see for yourself how fast time has passed.

In 1994…

 

 

1. McDonald’s arrived in the Egyptian food market (and hasn’t left our waistlines alone ever since)

 

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2. The first show from masra7eyet ‘El Za3eem’ took place

 

 

 

3. The first episode of ‘Yawmeyat Wanees’ aired

 

 

 

4. NileTV first launched

 

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5. Ahmed Shobair was still the first goalkeeper of the Egyptian national football team

 

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6. The dollar was only worth 3.3 Egyptian pounds

 

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7. And only 95 piasters could buy you a liter of gas for your car

 

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8. Amr Diab sang his hit “Rag3een”

 

 

 

9. The Egyptian population was just about 60 million

 

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10. ‘The Lion King’ graced our childhoods

 

 

 

11. Legendary belly dancer and actress Samia Gamal died

 

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12. People wondered how to fit their IDs in their wallets

 

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13. Palestinian president Yasser Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize (together with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres)

 

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14. The first episode of ‘Friends’ aired

 

 

 

15. ‘Forrest Gump’ was released AND bagged SIX Academy Awards

 

 

 

16. Nelson Mandela was elected president in the first democratic elections of South Africa

 

 

 

17. Brazil won its 4th World Cup

 

 

 

18. The Olympic Games celebrated their 100 year anniversary

 

 

 

19. 1994 was Jim Carrey’s year, with the release of ‘The Mask’, ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber’

 

 

 

20. Justin Bieber was born!

 

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Well, that explains everything!

 

 

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