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Did you know?: George Jetson was just born

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You may have missed this important date, but apparently George Jetson was just born on July 31, 2022.

You know the Jetsons — the animated family of Hanna-Barbera fame. Super Jetson fans recently did some math. The Jetsons first aired in 1962. At the time it was set 100 years in the future in 2062. George Jetson was said to be 40 years old, which means he was born in 2022. But why do folks say he was born on July 31?

There's no actual evidence that July 31 is George Jetson's birthday. It was just a popular meme that floated around the internet this year. If I had to venture a guess, whoever started the meme picked it because it's their birthday. And folks just went with it. Which means that there is still a chance that George Jetson will be (or has already been) born this year. If you or somebody you know has a baby to be named this year, George could be a good option.

This Did You Know? segment was included in the Aug. 3, 2022 edition of the Today So Far Newsletter.

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