The next time a young person makes fun of you for not being on Snapchat or knowing what the word “turnt” means, ask them how many feet are in a yard. There’s a good chance they’ll have no idea. (It’s three, by the way . . .)
According to a new survey, here are 10 practical things people over the age of 55 are much more likely to know than millennials . . .
1. How to read a clock with minute and hour hands. 90% of older people are very confident doing it. Only 61% of millennials are.
2. How many feet are in a yard? 90% of older people were confident it’s three feet, compared to just 21% of millennials.
3. How to iron a shirt, 86% of older people compared to 52% of millennials.
4. How to sew on a button. 84% to 41%.
5. Multiplying two LOW numbers in your head, 79% compared to 41% of millennials.
6. How to use the index in the back of a book, 77% compared to 35%.
7. Spelling most words without a spellchecker, 72% compared to 39% of millennials.
8. How to set a table properly, 70% to 39%.
9. How to garden without killing all the plants, 66% to 22%.
10. How long you can wait before fresh foods need to be thrown out. 63% of older adults say they know, compared to just 28% of millennials.
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