George Jetson’s birthday might be today, July 31, 2022 : NPR

George Jetson's birthday might be today, July 31, 2022 : NPR

Memes have been circulating claiming July 31, 2022 is the birthday of the dopey patriarch of vintage cartoon “The Jetsons.”

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Memes have been circulating claiming July 31, 2022 is the birthday of the dopey patriarch of vintage cartoon “The Jetsons.”

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Welcome to the world of George Jetson! Or so says the internet anyway.

Memes have been circulating claiming that today – July 31, 2022 – is the birthday of the dopey patriarch of vintage cartoon ‘The Jetsons’.

Here’s how the math works: The show first aired in 1962, but was set 100 years in the future. It would be 2062.

During the show’s first season, George reveals that he is 40 years old. So 2062 minus 40, and that’s it.

The Snopes fact-checking site examined the complaint and concluded that this was in fact a “reasonable estimate of his year of birth”.

As for the specific day itself? Well, let’s just say there’s a 1 in 365 chance that memes are right. But hey, we already have talking watches, robot vacuums, and flat-screen TVs. Maybe in a few decades we will be able to choose our own birthdays too.

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