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Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

Published Jul 3rd, 2015 4:11PM EDT
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Yes, America’s birthday is coming up, and you’re probably thinking about ways to get a head start on the celebration. However, before wishing your country a happy 2015th birthday on social channels, you might want to make sure you know precisely how old the country is. Because 2015 is… not the right answer.

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Apparently, that’s a thing: people saying that America was born more or less in the same year as Jesus. As Business Insider reports, some joked in the past about the U.S. turning 2013 and 2014 years old while other people really believed that.

But, again, it’s not true. July 4th, 2015 will mark the 239th anniversary of when the original thirteen colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776.

What? You don’t think there are people who actually believe that America is turning 2015? Well, then just keep your eyes on Twitter and see what birthday wishes the U.S. is getting. In fact, check out Mashable and BuzzFeed’s collections of happy Fourth of July tweets from 2013 and 2014 to see what we’re talking about.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.