45 Times People Realised Their Grandparents Were Cooler Than Them



Recently we asked you to send us your pictures of your grandparents acting cool in their younger days, and you certainly didn't disappoint us. Now we're bringing you more examples of your grandparents being super smooth in their heyday.

From grandmas chilling with Ernest Hemingway and modeling Volvos in the 1950s to grandfathers sledding through Antarctica, pulling off motorbike stunts, and even playing with their pet polar bears, this list, compiled by us, will make you wonder just what on earth you're doing with your life.

#1 Grandma Sent Me A Picture Of My Grandpa At My Age To Make Me Feel Like Shit

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#2 My Great Grandfather Gave Einstein Violin Lessons

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#3 My Grandparents Wearing Each Other's Clothes, 1943

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#4 My Grandmother, 1940s

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#5 Granny On The Wing Of My Dad's Cropduster Plane. She Did This A Few Times That I Know Of

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#6 I Would Always Call My Grandmother On Mother's Day, And Have Missed That Call For A Few Years Now. Thought I Would Share This In Her Honor

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#7 My Granny (Nicknamed Kidd) Wasn't Allowed To Join The Air Force Because She Was A Woman. So She Taught Young Men To Fly In Stephenville, Texas During WW2 - 1940s

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#8 My Grandfather The Day Before He Shipped Out With The Marines, 1941

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#9 My Grandmother Right After She Ran Away From Communistic Bulgaria To Germany (1978)

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#10 Photo Of My Grandfather Exiting His Plane After Getting Shot Down

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#11 My Favorite Picture Of My Grandmother, 1942. She's Strong, Raised Six Children On Her Own After Leaving An Alcoholic Husband. Worked 7 Days A Week As A Cook In A Gas Station From 3 Am - 5 Pm. I Would Stay Every Weekend With Her And Sleep On The Floor Of The Gas Station Back Then. She's Amazing

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#12 My Crazy Grandfather

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#13 My Grandfather Was Into Cosplay Before It Was "The Thing To Do"

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#14 My Very Cool Grandpa In The 1950s Holding A Fish, Smoking A Cigarette, With A Book Tucked Into His Pants And Cigarette Pack In His Sleeve

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#15 My Grandma Smoking Her Cigarette On The Farm. Wearing Pants And Doing Whatever The Hell She Wanted, 1938

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#16 WW2 - My Badass Grandpa With A Car He Stole From Nazis

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#17 I Recently Lost My Grandmother To Cancer. This Will Always Be One Of My Favorite Photo Of Her

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#18 My Grandmother With Then-Mercury 7 Astronauts John Glenn, Gus Grissom, And Alan Shepherd (September 14th, 1959)

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#19 My Great Grandfather Showing Off One Of The Horses He Trained For WW1 - Petawawa, ~1922

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#20 My Great-Great Grandfather, The Samurai Of A Small Coal Mining Town In Kyushu, Posing With My Grandmother And One Of Her Sisters ~1900

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#21 My Great Grandmother, Working As A Welder During WW2

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#22 My Grandfather Died Today. I Want To Tell You What A Fucking Badass He Was

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#23 My Grandma Recently Passed. My Grandpa Sent Me This Picture So I Could Know What Man Looks Like When He Is In Love. They Were Married 60+ Years

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#24 If I Could Only Be Half As Badass As My Grandfather This Memorial Day, Circa 1960

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#25 My Great Grandpa Eddie. Omaha 1939

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#26 My Grandma As An Air Traffic Controller. She Would Have Been 97 On 3/11

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#27 My Grandfather's Badass Swandive, 1930

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#28 My Finnish Grandfather Smoking A Cigarette And Holding A Wild Fox That He Befriended (Circa 1975)

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#29 This Photo Always Puts A Smile On My Face. Our 86-Year-Old Grandmother Back In The Day

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#30 My Grandma Modeling In Her Flight Attendant Uniform - 1972

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