Microsoft is currently trolling the internet with a new website that it has just created. Now, by uploading a selfie of yourself, it spouts out an estimate of your age – and it’s terrible.
It’s Friday, so really it’s the ideal website to help pass some fruitless time ahead of a long weekend (if you’re lucky enough to live in a country with a Bank Holiday weekend on the go).
In truth it also provides a key service for society. What happens if you have forgotten how old you are and only have access to a smartphone, a computer and the internet?
The only solution, it seems, is How-old.net. So you can compare yourself to celebrities like Cher (44!), Barack Obama (46), Michael D Higgins (70) or, the winner, Panti Bliss (27).
It’s quite a discriminatory piece of kit, though, because it refuses to accept that Kermit the Frog has a face.
Although topless Vladimir Putin does look remarkably young. His 30th is going to be a hell of a party.
In the interest of honesty and forwardness, we had some fun in here too. And also, Microsoft got our ages wrong by a collective 16 years, and discovered that Dean Van Nguyen is but a faceless rabble-rouser.
Colm Gorey: “I am an ageless adonis.”
Elaine Burke: “Wow, Colm is an ageless adonis.”
Gordon Hunt: “It’s so hard to find good photographers…”
John Kennedy: “I dispute these findings.”
Dean Van Nguyen: “Incomputable looks. My face is my shield, my hair is my sword.”
Quizzical chimp image, via Shutterstock