Website Shows You What Other People Had Accomplished By The Time They Were Your Age

Want to find out how much of an underachiever you are compared to some of the world's most lauded people?

Website Shows You What Other People Had Accomplished By The Time They Were Your Age

by Jess Commons |


Website Museum of Conceptual Art, website that houses 'humour, weirdness and the secrets of the universe' have a section called Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age.

The concept is pretty simple. You put in your age and the website gives you a list of things that other people had done by the time theywere as old as you. And oh my it's depressing.

For instance, if you're 20 then prepare to be outshone by not just Jane Austen, who, at this age, penned her *second *novel Pride and Prejudice but also Mary Shelley who used the first year out of her teens to write Frankenstein. Cool.

At 24, Tracey Chapman released her first album. And won three Grammies.

At 25, Orson Wells wrote, directed and starred in Citizen Kane.

At 26, Steve Wozniak founded a little company called 'Apple'. At the other end of the spectrum, Napoleon conquered Italy.

At 29, Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first sentence by telephone while Agatha Christie published her first book and Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights.

At 30, Bill Gates became the first person to become a billionaire by the time he was 30.


The nice thing about the website though is that it also allows users to input their own personal achievements. So, in amongst Amelia Earhart flying around the world and Einstein devising the Theory of Relativity, there's also people like 'Jessica Schram' who by the age of 27, successfully 'trolled MySpace for seven straight hours during work' and Angie Olson, who 'got so drunk on her 26th birthday, her friends were able to dress her up as a clown.'

Way to go guys, way to go. You're the real MVPs.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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