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Now the bad news. If you’re exactly 50 years old this means you have been alive for 18,262 days. 50 years is also 438,288 hours, 26,297,280 minutes or 1,577,836,800 seconds. 38 If anyone asks, it might be best to give your age in days. Having lived 18,262 days doesn’t sound quite so bad does it, you young whippersnapper? Giving your age in seconds will, however, be less flattering. Telling people you have lived for a period of well over one and a half billion anythings is probably going to make you sound quite old.

Now the bad news. If you’re exactly 50 years old this means you have been alive for 18,262 days. 50 years is also 438,288 hours, 26,297,280 minutes or 1,577,836,800 seconds. 38 If anyone asks, it might be best to give your age in days. Having lived 18,262 days doesn’t sound quite so bad does it, you young whippersnapper? Giving your age in seconds will, however, be less flattering. Telling people you have lived for a period of well over one and a half billion anythings is probably going to make you sound quite old.

British inventor Joseph Swan was 50 when he first demonstrated his British-patented light bulb – though most remember the similar achievements of some American whippersnapper called Edison who patented it first. ) A shelf full of diet books – spines un-bent 55 Amusing lights and other large decorations to put on the outside of your house each Christmas A garage full of exercise equipment (as new) 56 THINGS THAT YOU WILL TAKE A SUDDEN INTEREST IN Other peoples’ operations 57 The weather Pension annuity levels Newspaper articles on heart attack warning signs Finding grammatical errors in newspapers, adverts, etc.

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