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In 1980, Jack has an age of 20. In 1985 however, he is only 15 years old.

How did he age backwards?

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    $\begingroup$ shouldn't this be the curious case of jack button? $\endgroup$ – kaine Oct 3 '14 at 20:22
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Jack lives in 1980 BC. Of course, back then, they were counting forward from a different starting point. :)

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    $\begingroup$ But in 1980 BC, they didn't know that Christ would come, so why were they counting forward? $\endgroup$ – Trenin Oct 3 '14 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ Jack lives on the planet ORK. $\endgroup$ – generalcrispy Oct 3 '14 at 18:31
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    $\begingroup$ The question never said that Jack himself stated the year. He might have said that he was born in the second year of the reign of Amenemhat. But we know that is 1960 BC, so I call it a good riddle. $\endgroup$ – Matt Malone Oct 3 '14 at 18:40

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