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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5050 Years Of Life In 150 Seconds
September 5, 2012
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Remember that Shakespeare speech, 'The Seven Ages of Man,' from your high school English class? (It's after the video, if you need a refresher). In it, Shakespeare breaks down life into seven ages: infancy, boyhood, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon, and finally, old age. Pretty good piece of writing.

Now not to quibble with the Bard, but you can break down life into way more than seven ages. How about one age per year?

That's what this video, created by YouTube user Filmersblog, is all about: the filmmaker captured 100 people in the city of Amsterdam, from the ages of one to 100, each stating their age.

It's a cool look at people at every stage of life, and it doubles as a lesson in how to count to 100 in Dutch. And as Filmersblog points out, there's another big number at work in the video: "together these people have lived 5050 years." Check them out below:

And just in case your memories of reading Shakespeare are a little fuzzy, here's the Seven Ages of Man speech from 'As You Like It':

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

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