I was at a local Radio Shack yesterday and heard the following exchange between three employees.
First Guy: ... I think it was like 1985.
Second Guy: It was 1985. Nineteen eighty-five was a good year: the invention of the transistor and the fall of communism.
First: Are you sure communism collapsed then?
First: I don't know about that. I think it was 1981.
Second: You weren't alive back then, how could you know?
First: Yeah well you were like 5.
Second: Dude, I remember watching it on TV.
Third Guy [not me]: Two people arguing about a historical event when neither one of them was alive for it.
(Second guy goes to a computer to look it up)
Second: Oh, it was 1989.
First: See I told you you were wrong!
Second: Yeah well I was closer at least.
Third: So that makes you smarter or something? You did't even know who Mother Teresa was. (to First) You know who she was, right?
Incidentally, by most accounts, the transistor was invented in 1947.