Some people have all the luck in the world when it comes to looking far younger than they really are. While others have the misfortune of inheriting certain genetic traits that make them look a lot older. It’s often disconcerting to see a person whose age you can’t determine, and it turns into a guessing game, whether they’re actually 13 or 30.
There’s an entire community on Reddit called ‘13 or 30’ that is dedicated to people who “look multiple ages”, and is chock full of pictures that will befuddle and confuse you, and have you raising your eyebrows. Here’s an awesome list of the best pictures the subreddit has to offer, so grab your friends and start a guessing game. Upvote your faves, write us a comment with your thoughts and remember to keep on scrolling.
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#1 20 Or 40? Man Or Woman?
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#2 6 Or 30?
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#3 Acosta’s Daughter
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My mom and I are two people who look way younger than we really are, and I can tell you that life can get pretty interesting. We’re used to fun little surprises like getting asked for our ID when buying a newspaper that has a free DVD that is meant for teenagers aged 12 and above, for example. Not to mention that we look like brother and sister whenever we’re walking side by side. And don’t even get me started on how many times we’ve been mistaken for an incredibly young couple when we’ve taken my sisters to the playground.
#4 “Child” Filmed Smoking At Football Match Is Actually 36
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#5 A Giant 3 Y/O Or A Baby Faced 23 Y/O?
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#6 Me At 14 Looking 40
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The Guardian writes that Dutch scientists are close to answering the question of why some people look younger than others. Rotterdam scientists published a paper in 2016, stating that they found a gene that affects how old individuals appear. When this particular gene has mutations, people look about two years older than they are.
#7 The Head Of A 12 Year Old Transplanted Onto The Body Of A 30 Year Old
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#8 11 Y/O Boy, 22 Y/O Drag Queen Or 38 Y/O Lesbian?
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#9 Thomas Brodie-Sangster… 28 Going On 12
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Professor Manfred Kayser, an expert in forensic molecular biology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, had this to say to the media: “This is the first gene we have found for perceived age, and this single gene has an effect of two years. We know there are others out there. We are just at the beginning.”
#10 Child’s Birthday Or 50 Year Olds Early Retirement?
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#11 8 Or 80?
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#12 Baby Daddy? Baby? Daddy?
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However, it’s not all down to genetics. Lifestyle is important as well when it comes to different aging rates. Too much sunlight and smoking, for example, have negative effects and can make you look older.
#13 Not Sure Whether He Wants To Sell Me Insurance, Or Buy A Lollipop
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#14 The Author Of Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure Forgot To Age
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#15 12 Or 80?
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Do you look different from your real age? Do you know anyone else who does? How has this affected your life? Let us know — we can’t wait to hear from you.
#16 15 Or 45?
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#17 Star Trek Cosplay
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#18 5 Or 50 (To Life)
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#19 7 Year Old Kid Or 30 Year Old Tennis Instructor Named Derek
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#20 5 Or 25?
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#21 This Woman In Her Thirties, Who Succesfully Fooled Child Protective Services Twice By Pretending To Be 13 Years Old Girl And 13 Years Old Boy
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#22 Is This The Victim Or The Perpetrator?
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#23 9 Or 49?
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#24 Well, Actually….
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#25 Patrick Renna From The Sandlot With His Son At The Field Where They Shot The Movie. He Has Been In The 13 Or 30 Club His Whole Life
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#26 Jamie Foxx, 18 Years Old
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#27 “Mom Said I Can Invade Normandy But I Have To Be Back Before 9:30”
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#28 18 Or 45?
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#30 19 Year Old Rookie Or 47 Year Old Coach
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#31 My Friend, Who Is 17. His Face Screams Primary School But His Outfit And Mannerisms Make Him Look Like A Middle-Aged Accountant
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#32 Is She Even Old Enough To Get Arrested?
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#33 26 Year Old Kenyan Footballer, Joash Onyango
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#34 I’m Actually Confused On This One
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#35 26 Or 6 Years Young?
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#36 15 Or 50
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#37 Hi I’m Professor Babyhead Grownbody
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#38 Not Sure If This Is A Venezuelan Secret Service Agent Is 13 Or 30
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#39 Child Playing Dress Up Or Actual NFL Punter?
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#40 13 Or 30?
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#41 My Husband, Far Left. 13 Or 35 Year Old Bank Teller?
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#42 Saw This Chick On Youtube. Is She 25 Or 65?
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#43 Found In A Clothing Discounter Brochure, 25
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#44 Toddler Face, Adult Body
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#45 From The Tlc Show “90 Day Fiancé”
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#46 Came Across This One On Tinder… 12 Or 20?
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#47 Friend Suggestion I Just Got On Facebook
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#48 This Lady, 20
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#49 16 Or A 40 Year Old Mum Of 3?
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#50 I Truly Cannot Figure This One Out!
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#51 12 Or 21?
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#52 13 Year Old School Boy Or 26 Year Old Member Of The German Parliament?
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#53 It Ain’t Easy Being Soccer Mom And Soccer Daughter
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#54 No Joke, Met Him In A Bar, Said He Was 21 Not 12
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#55 I Met One As An Uber Driver In The Wild
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#56 13 Or 22?
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#57 Adult Or Bearded Child On Jerry Springer??
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#58 19 Or 57
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#59 Let Me Just Age 20 Years Real Quick
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#60 Excuse Me What The Freak
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#61 14 Year Old Or 22 Year Old Soon To Be Father?
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