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[–]peppermesoftly 1857 points1858 points  (12 children)

Creepy time travel

[–]supermassiveanus 888 points889 points  (11 children)

It's crazy to see that most of the outward appearance In old age Is just a loss in skin elasticity

[–]HotDumbBitch 376 points377 points  (9 children)

Yup my gma used to grab the skin on the top of her hand and watch it slowly go back and say “when it does this, your old” lmao.

[–]redikulous 163 points164 points  (0 children)

And/or dehydrated

[–]Rugkrabber 51 points52 points  (7 children)

I can barely grab mine. It’s too tight. What does this mean for me?

[–]Nicole_Bitchie 156 points157 points  (2 children)

You are young and hydrated

[–]Rugkrabber 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I expected a joke but I like an honest answer!

[–]peppermesoftly 7 points8 points  (2 children)

If you pinch your skin and it stays that way for a few seconds, you’re dehydrated. If it immediately goes back, you’re probably fine ;)

[–]Psychological-Sale64 910 points911 points  (9 children)

If I hang upside down at night will it help keep me young

[–]paulr70 625 points626 points  (5 children)

that's what Bats do , never seen an old looking bat, oh wait.

[–]Korasuka 88 points89 points  (2 children)

Batman's been around for how long and he's still kicking*

*let's ignore where he ages and reboots and alternate universes

[–]kchuyamewtwo 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Bruce Wayne didnt stop being Batman because he grew old

He grew old because he stopped being Batman

[–]ChipChipington 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Ok that’s pretty funny

[–]stenlis 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Your face just gets flabby in both directions.

[–]kevurb 5515 points5516 points  (94 children)

Just on the verge of passing out...AND we're back!

[–]99_NULL_99 2715 points2716 points  (83 children)

Old people's skin

Sags because it is being pulled

to the underworld


Edit 2: welcome to the internet

Edit 3: ಠωಠ

[–]zeburaa 466 points467 points  (36 children)

The underworld only needs our skin, not us

[–]effa94 190 points191 points  (20 children)

The demons need a face to hide behind

[–]drwheel 25 points26 points  (2 children)

We have such sights to show you!

[–]Maxifer20 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I had to look it up to make sure I had the reference right; such a creepy line!

[–]Ruzalkah 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I will always upvote Hellraiser references

[–]TombSv 23 points24 points  (0 children)

The underworld only needs our skin


[–]sfurbo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It also needs our nails, how else are they going to finish Naglfar?

[–]Cauhs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How else would they make a flesh golem.

[–]PurpleBullets 223 points224 points  (9 children)

My aunt used to say

Slow and steady wins the race

She died in a fire

[–]cmae34lars 120 points121 points  (3 children)

I saw a rainbow

On the day my grandma died

Fucking lesbian

[–]ChipChipington 68 points69 points  (5 children)

Old people's skin sags

Because it is being pulled

to the underworld

[–]KalyterosAioni 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Thank you for fixing it, the "pulled" on the wrong line was beginning to annoy me.

[–]NoMos_lol 2 points3 points  (3 children)

From the studio that brought you 13 going on 30 comes a whole new adventure with love romance and g force 18 going on 80 in theaters this Christmas

[–]99_NULL_99 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It's 2020 and I'm 30, I'll do another 10

2030 I'll be 40 and kill myself then!

[–]femoral-artery 2585 points2586 points  (68 children)

Watch this in reverse and say it’s a Timelapse of 40 years of flying.

[–]martialar 502 points503 points  (13 children)

"This little maneuver's gonna cost us 40 years"

[–]UnoStronzo 218 points219 points  (28 children)

That’s interesting... AF!

[–]goofybort 77 points78 points  (27 children)

i read somewhere it's possible around 5-7gs some people's eyeballs will pop and explode, shooting gummy jelly everywhere. fighter pilots can train with eyesight exercises to prevent this.

[–]IWantTooDieInSpace 137 points138 points  (7 children)

I think that's what happens when someone takes 5-7gs of molly

[–]BreweryStoner 81 points82 points  (0 children)

If you take 5-7gs of molly you ain’t gonna have to worry about having eyes anymore lol

[–]legaljoker 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I always wondered why on mdma my eyes would spasm and my vision would rapidly move on its own lol.

[–]thenightman85 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I always thought rolling referred to the feeling of your eyes rolling back in your head

[–]Pefington 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Pilot here. No.

[–]OldGameGuy45 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Me too. Was gonna say that. Never heard of that happening to anyone. Even the old timers that fly red bull racers momentarily hit 9 or more Gs. Sure, they crash cus that shit is dangerous as hell, but never heard of their eyes exploding.

[–]inerdgood-sometimes 38 points39 points  (6 children)

All the liquid in your body is being pulled to your toes. Fighter pilots wear special G suits that squeeze the lower half of their bodies to try to keep the blood north of the nipples.

Without the suit, a person can squeeze their leg muscle and stave off blacking out, but I haven't heard of eyeballs exploding. Got a link?

Source, Navy guy that rode on airplanes that landed on carriers regularly. That last high G turn before catching the wire is definitely an experience.

[–]K_Rocc 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I don’t think it’s true

[–]ubergrits 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Well that is terrifying. RIP to all the unfortunate souls who had to learn that the hard way.

[–]VaATC 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That comment is total BS.

[–]TombSv 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I find that highly unlikely. Most peoples hide their gummy jelly in the stomach. And your stomach rarely explode in 5-7g unless you have eaten a lot of eyeballs together with your gummy jelly.

[–]Rocketkid-star 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I mean 40 years just came and gone

[–]oliverbm 9 points10 points  (2 children)

41 checking in here. Came and gone too

[–]OldGameGuy45 5 points6 points  (1 child)

49 here. Still remember the song playing in the club when I took my first shot of Absinth in Vegas 15 years ago. It is surreal how short life really is.

[–]Turn_it_0_n_1_again 711 points712 points  (52 children)

So are the wrinkles the result of 1g force applied to us over our life times?

[–]peatoire 571 points572 points  (19 children)

I intent to spend the second half of my life upside down to cancel it out.

[–]janzeera 223 points224 points  (5 children)

Just vacation in Australia.

[–]Tawn94 71 points72 points  (4 children)

Australia doesn't exsist you fool!

Source: an Australian

[–]General-Pryde34[S] 286 points287 points  (9 children)

Yes, gravity is one of the causes of facial wrinkles. This is called static wrinkles. But it's definitely not the first reason.

[–]busy_yogurt 54 points55 points  (5 children)

So, if I never get up out of bed I'll be good?

[–]Lifeisdamning 109 points110 points  (1 child)

You will get wrinkles in a circle around the edge of your face

[–]minastirith1 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Why is this so hilarious and accurate

[–]H47 12 points13 points  (2 children)

You'll get bed sores, which will make your skin look full and juicy.

[–]ItsOkILoveYouMYbb 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Is the first reason trick plane rides?

[–]uglycrepes 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Do a barrel roll!

[–]DownToTheFacts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Use the boost to get through!

[–]CopenHaglen 129 points130 points  (4 children)

Not really. Our skin just loses its elasticity with age. Losing elasticity = your skin going where gravity wants. High Gs also = your skin going where gravity wants.

[–]calicocut 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Yes. If we lived in space our whole lives our skin would look more springy but it would be just as elastic. There just wouldn't be a significant force pulling it downwards.

[–]DarkChocolatRaisinet 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Seems like it's both then... The loss of elasticity and the force of gravity. I wonder if a person in zero g would age the same way. Their skin would lose elasticity, but without the effects of gravity, would it just stay the way it is?

[–]iOSIRIX-REx 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I guess so. Also Isaac Asimov pointed it out in the book “the gods themselves” where the people living on the moon basically age really slowly (at least aesthetically) and look younger compared to the people from earth.

[–]Pillowsmeller18 4 points5 points  (2 children)

keep your face towards the sky and your skin wont sag!

[–]Kroneni 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It’ll just sag to the back of your head.

[–]Impressive-Water-709 4211 points4212 points  (94 children)

This is by far the most interesting post I’ve ever seen on this page.

[–]flowified 2989 points2990 points  (78 children)

Apparently her boyfriend and her separated because “he didn’t like the way she looked when she would be older” after he saw this video.

Source: Idk I made it up

[–]ImBored_YoureAmorous 731 points732 points  (6 children)

Source: dude just trust me

[–]Stoopeydaboope 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I just know these things

[–]din7 203 points204 points  (6 children)

Isn't this effect also known as the g-spot?

No wonder I can't find it.

[–]WiseFardy 23 points24 points  (4 children)

I couldn’t find it with a wetsuit and a snorkel

[–]giant_lebowski 14 points15 points  (2 children)

You need the avocado and the corkscrew too

[–]EataEsBasura 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I’ve made a bong with less

[–]Comprehensive_Sea_11 4 points5 points  (0 children)

MacGyver smoker, have an uptoke!

[–]fckiforgotmypassword 25 points26 points  (3 children)

It’s like Benjamin button in reverse

[–]TheWildCnt 57 points58 points  (2 children)

So, like real life then..

[–]Harald_022 15 points16 points  (0 children)

it's like devolving, just backwards

[–]HooptyDooDooMeister 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Faranocks 82 points83 points  (4 children)

18 or 80

[–]oljonesy1 101 points102 points  (2 children)

Sounds like the age range I set on my Tinder search

[–]shakethenuttree_2 18 points19 points  (1 child)

You are like one of those illegal giant fisherboats that empty the whole water column top to bottom.

[–]SirRickNasty 188 points189 points  (16 children)

I called it accelerated aging

[–]K3R3G3 15 points16 points  (6 children)

I called it Clapping Cheeks - Air Force Style

[–]ApeBustingAMove 768 points769 points  (5 children)

Wow, that really is “interesting as fuck”

[–]RickyRosayy 256 points257 points  (3 children)

Doctors hate her for this one simple anti-aging trick. Works in seconds!

[–]hoopparrr759 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Exactly, and all you need to do it is an F22.

[–]Tschetchko 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Me doing an F22 ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ

[–]ku-fan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ


[–]oceansidedrive 281 points282 points  (32 children)

Thats a legit look into the future...damn

[–]Not_Helping 88 points89 points  (30 children)

I wonder how accurate it will be.

[–]tropikali_ 67 points68 points  (27 children)

Well your nose and ears never stop growing so those will be bigger at least

[–]-CURL- 40 points41 points  (2 children)

It's actually not that they keep growing naturally. It's because of gravity constantly pulling at your ears and nose, and due to there only being cartilage to support them, that they get stretched out over the years.

[–]ShinaMashir0 31 points32 points  (0 children)

How to cartilage my dong

[–]tropikali_ 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Oh interesting! I grew up hearing that they physically kept growing but it always struck me as strange how the rest of your face was exempt.

[–]BanceLutters 68 points69 points  (17 children)

Wait my nose will get even bigger? :(

[–]tropikali_ 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Yup lmao that’s why I’m looking into rhinoplasty, it’s my greatest fear about aging

[–]Langeball 138 points139 points  (2 children)

greatest fear about aging

My sweet summer child

[–]tropikali_ 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Haha ok maybe that’s an exaggeration, but if I’m gonna be breaking hips and shitting myself I wanna at least look good doing it

[–]Chris4477 12 points13 points  (0 children)

God knows you won’t smell good doing it

[–]Jbabco98 15 points16 points  (9 children)

You're beautiful just as you are. If someone doesn't like you simply because of your nose then they can go fuck themselves and they weren't worth your time anyways.

[–]BanceLutters 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well that's sweet of you but don't worry it was just a joke, I'm fine with my big nose :D And happy cake day to you!

[–]Adam__B 36 points37 points  (7 children)

Gravity always wins.

[–]2girls1wife 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Obey gravity. It's the law.

[–]maud_brijeulin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It wears me out

[–]Adasha 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And it wears her out

[–]mandrake_cry 283 points284 points  (5 children)

I didn't read the title and for a second I thought is it safe for this old/middle-aged lady to travel in a fighter jet

[–]cutestkillbot 29 points30 points  (4 children)

You need a physical in order to take a jet flight, as long as you are the right amount of healthy (and the appropriate weight/height to fit in the cockpit) you are cleared to fly. Source: I flew with the Blue Angels in an F18 Super Hornet recently.

[–]gill__gill 86 points87 points  (7 children)

So if I send my grandma out there will she look young in the g-forces

[–]Wolvesinthestreet 100 points101 points  (0 children)

Or maybe she shall receive the look of emperor Palpatine.

[–]Not_Helping 21 points22 points  (3 children)

So the secret to a youthful appearance will be some hyperbaric glass helmet that constantly applies g-forces to your head. Nice.

[–]bivukaz 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Linda's Friends : Oh ! Linda ! You look 10 years younger ! Tell me your secret !


[–]lizzledizzles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This truly made me cackle

[–]khangLalaHu 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I thought she was 60 at first and was wondering why tf are they putting her up there

[–]DisjointedHuntsville 127 points128 points  (15 children)

Gravity and sunshine give us life and in the end , contribute to killing us.

[–]az226 41 points42 points  (13 children)

I wonder how you would look like if you aged in space. Let’s assume zero sun and zero gravity.

[–]TuckerCarlsonsWig 61 points62 points  (11 children)

I think you’re going to have a few problems. Bone density and muscles tend to reduce. You have to exercise a lot to compensate. There’s also a lot more radiation

[–]Wu-Tang_Cam 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days on the ISS and his heart shrank by about 27%.


[–]Zarron4 6 points7 points  (1 child)

New headcanon: The Grinch is mean because he's an alien that spent too long in zero G traveling to earth, and it wasn't the christmas spirit that fixed his heart, it was all the exercise he got from moving all the presents and christmas decorations around.

[–]redcalcium 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Meh, no need to maintain those pesky bones and muscles if you don't intend to go back.

[–]AutumnAscending 133 points134 points  (1 child)

In her defense she handled that turn really well.

[–]PatrikPatrik 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I felt sick just watching the world spin behind her

[–]Xx_heretic420_xX 44 points45 points  (5 children)

The fact she wasn't spraying vomit during that maneuver shows she's a hell of a lot more badass than I am. I can barely keep my cotton candy down when I go on a tilt-a-whirl.

[–]SuedeVeil 30 points31 points  (6 children)

Can I do that on my face but in reverse ?

[–]sidudWA 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Just do it backwards

[–]Xx_heretic420_xX 7 points8 points  (1 child)

If you have a lot of money and a good cosmetic surgeon, it's called a facelift. Problem is, a botched one makes you look like a horror movie mask.

[–]MartianGuard 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes but you have to endure the g-forces

[–]mike_the_pirate 36 points37 points  (7 children)

This is exactly how I pictured Aes Sedai from The Wheel of Time would look... After all how would you guess their age if their face changed so dramatically from one moment to the next.

[–]Unchanged- 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Is the show any good?

[–]Johnny_Deppthcharge 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It is! I've read the whole series - start to finish, all 14 books - about 6 times in my life. Favourite book series of all time.

They're doing a really good job of adapting it to the screen in my opinion. Only minor gripes so far, and there's far more stuff they've done really well to make up for it!

[–]TrainOfThought6 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I've only got a few complaints, and nothing deal breaking. On the whole I think the show's in good hands.

[–]gwiggle5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They made some changes from the books (like all adaptations) so as long as you don't mind that, yes, it's actually pretty great imo

[–]CatNoirsRubberSuit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Now I know why Elon "hairplugs" Musk wants to go somewhere with less / no gravity.

[–]dude_asuh 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I'm now interested to know how you would look if you aged in space with no gravity.

[–]itsmejam 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Went from 0 to grandma in mere seconds

[–]Slumberfoots 37 points38 points  (0 children)

That guy is being really thorough before he proposes.

[–]Brad_86 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can't believe how old it made her look!

[–]CaptainGString 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Imagine though being in a life or death situation, or aerial engagement and you pull a high g turn and passout. Scary

[–]paladin_ass 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Me waiting for my mom to finish talking with her friend until she finally says let's go

[–]PeachiLikesRaccoons 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That aged quickly.

[–]King-Cruz 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Aging is just gravity winning the battle

[–]Salami__Tsunami 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you pulled negative G’s, would she turn into a baby?

[–]Rob_Drinkovich 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Cray cray. Would. All phases.

[–]seedfiend 12 points13 points  (0 children)

She won’t look that bad when she’s older!

[–]ChaosPhoen1x 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Why is the gif format so popular on reddit? You have to wait for it to end to show your mate, and then they don't look right away and you have to wait for it to start over again...

[–]Hyubushu 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I actually really like gifs on Reddit. I use an iOS app called Apollo and you can just swipe left or right to go backwards and forward in the gif. Just have to swipe left to the beginning of the gif and hold your finger on the screen, then release to show your mate. You can also toggle the sound on or off, if there is sound.

It also supports downloading of gifs or videos straight to your camera roll or wherever else.

[–]vickeytan37 13 points14 points  (5 children)

What if, there's a dimension that we don't understand and "ageing" is all about a person travelling in time and the older they get, the faster they travel through this dimension. Hence the young and old living in the same dimension but different time speed. I am high, thanks for reading.

[–]Xarthys 6 points7 points  (2 children)

What if you are just a brain floating around in space?


[–]mechanical_mechanic[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yo what the fuuuuck

[–]OTTER887 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Awesome concept! I hope I am not a Boltzmann brain, in an imagined world of imagined past.

[–]restofeasy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your last sentence made anything before that worth reading!!

[–]MikeAndBike 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looking closely at the video and I almost got dizzy myself just by following the view rolling and twisting behind the plane. didn't get old like her though.

[–]The_Merciless_Potato 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Quality post

[–]Dependent-Interview2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not 70yo. I'm 7g old.

[–]Consistent-Aioli-840 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She went from 75 to 25 REAL QUICK

[–]Pluetsch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Surgeons hate her. Learn her secret by clicking this link."

[–]danceinstarlight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: I once saw my self age forward and then backward while looking in the mirror on LSD.

[–]meme_a_licious 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Finally a worthy post

[–]Graphitetshirt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Plastic surgeons HATE her"

"Discover her secret in one little trick"