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20 things that are just older than Justin Bieber

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Contrary to what his billions of fans believe, there was life before Justin Bieber. He was born on March 1, 1994. What’s older than him (apart from us)? Find out below...

1. Ford Mondeo

The Ford Mondeo, favourite car of suburban dads, is a year and two months older than Bieber, rolling off the production lines in January 1993.

2. Bill Clinton becoming President

Bill Clinton took office in January 1992, 14 months before Justin popped out. The Lewinsky scandal erupted around the same time a mini Justin started pre-school, aged four.

3. The Addams Family

Bieber boy was not even a twinkle in his parent's eyes when Morticia and co. hit our screens back in December 1991.

4. The division of Czechoslovakia

The Czech Republic and Slovakia are two whole countries that are only just older than Justin: Czechoslovakia divided in January 1993.

5. Nevermind

Grunge is an alient concept to our Biebs and that's probably because it was born before he was. Nirvana's Nevermind was released in September 1991 and revolutionised the future of music.

6. The Jerry Springer Show

Jerry Springer began chairing live TV fist fights on a plethora of sordid topics some time before Justin was even in nappies. His first show aired in September 1991. Go Jerry, Go Jerry...

7. The internet

It's a little scary to think that the internet is older than Bieber, with a then-record one million people dialling up their modems in 1991.

8. McDonalds in Beijing

Two years before Justin came into existence, McDonalds achieved world domination with its first store opening in Beijing. Seventeen years later, the pop star himself achieved a roughly similar feat as Bieber fever took hold.

9. Buckingham Palace being open to the public

The public have been allowed inside Buckingham Palace for longer than Justin Bieber has been alive. The doors to the Queen’s residence opened in August 1993.

10. The X Files

A mere seven months before baby Justin uttered his first cry, the omnipresent Wah Wah Wah Wah Wah Wah theme tune of sci-fi hit The X Files embedded itself in the public's imagination, with Mulder & Scully storming onto our screens in September 1993.

11. Dyson vacuum cleaners

Dyson don't-call-me-Hoover came to fruition just before Bieber in 1993, changing the future of carpets the world over with its cyclonic bagless design.

12. The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides is older than (virginal?) Biebs. The novel was made into a film starring Kirtsen Dunst in 1999. Justin was seven when it came out.

13. Charles and Diana separating

A one-time fairytale romance hit the dust in December 1992, as Charles and Diana announced their separation - over a year before Justin was born. He was a toddler when the divorce came through in August 1996.

14. Jurassic Park

A mere eight months before Bieber said hi to the world, a marauding gang of dinosaurs made it back from extinction to run amok in blockbuster hit Jurassic Park.

15. Nicotine Gum

Smokers have been kicking the habit with the help of Nicotine Gum since 1992, nearly two years before squeaky-clean Mr Bieber saw the light of day.

16. Sister Act

Everyone's favourite sing-along movie Sister Act is 16 months older than Bieber. We hate to say it, but his slick tunes have nothing on this raucous choir of nuns...

17. PJ & Duncan

Byker Grove's dream team were working their magic on our TV screens a good four years before anyone (including his mother) ever heard of Justin Bieber and far before said child starting entertaining millions.

18. Euro Disney

Yes, Euro Disney is older than Justin Bieber. It opened its doors in 1992 and changed its name to Disneyland Paris in 1994, around the same time Justin was born.

19. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Will Smith fans will find it hard to concieve that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was running for a full three and a half years before baby Bieber bounced out. It finished in May 1996, soon after Biebs celebrated his second birthday.

20. The European Union

The European Union is exactly four months older than Justin Bieber. The countries of Europe came together after the Maastricht Treaty was enacted on 1 November 1993.

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