Happy Birthday, George Jetson? The internet thinks he was born on July 31, 2022

Updated July 31, 2022 at 10:42 AM ET

Welcome to the world George Jetson! Or so says the internet anyway.

Memes have been circulating claiming that today — July 31, 2022 — is the birthday of the dopey patriarch from the vintage cartoon, The Jetsons.

Here’s how the math works: The show first aired in 1962, but was set 100 years in the future. That would be 2062.

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During the first season of the show, George reveals that he is 40 years old. So 2062 minus 40, and there you go.

The fact-checking website Snopes looked into the claim and concluded it is, in fact, a “reasonable estimate of his birth year.”

As for the specific day itself? Well, let’s just say there’s a 1-in-365 chance the memes are right. But hey, we’ve already got talking watches, robot vacuums and flat-screen TVs. Maybe in a few decades we’ll get to pick our own birthdays, too.

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