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Geek Comic for December 7th – They did What to Verify Your Age?!
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Lol! The wife’s expression!
That’s not quite as funny as it would appear…in the mid-90s, some sites did require you to enter a valid credit card number to verify your age (as a juvenile, back then, would not be allowed to have a credit card – there was no such thing as a “junior debit card,” with parental supervision and a set spending limit). My, how things have changed!
Actually that’s still an age verification option for users of Second Life (at least users residing in the USA, in many foreign countries it’s illegal to require disclosure of that information for identification purposes, or so I’m told at least).
Thanks to metal shortages during World War II, there was a three year span of time where Oscar recipients received a plaster statue painted gold; after the war the Academy replaced the plaster statues with the traditional gold-plated metal ones.
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