Internet Hilariously Roasts Nancy Pelosi for Demanding Lower Voting Age

Last week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a press conference that it was “really important” for the United States to lower the voting age to 16.

When Grabien founder Tom Elliot posted the clip on Twitter, it inspired a hilarious trend of users noting the wacky things they did at age 16, effectively making the case against lowering the voting age. Here are some samplings:

“When I was 16 I pierced my own belly button with a thumbtack and was genuinely surprised when it got infected,” one Twitter user said.

“When I was 16 I poured and licked acid off my hand during a chemistry final to figure out if my last unknown solution was that or water. And I was an honors student,” said another.

“when i was 16, my friends and i bought a live lobster, put it on a leash, and walked it around the neighborhood at 2am,” said another.

That Tweet ended up being the most popular of the bunch, garnering more than 43,000 retweets and almost 250,000 likes. But the trend continued:

“When I was about 16 I drank 2 shot glasses of GASOLINE from my buddy’s lawn mower for $20 but go off,” another Twitter user said.

“When I was 16 me and my friends lit a football on fire and tried to play catch with it,” said another.

“When I was 16, my friends and I would buy mass amounts of hotdogs (specifically the red ones) and drove around populated areas to throw hotdogs at pedestrians,” another person said.

Finally, the most salient of of the “when I was 16” Tweets.

“When I was 16, I thought libertarianism was a viable political ideology,” one user said.

We’ve all been through that stage. Thankfully, once fully matured, it generally passes.

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