History Main / ReallySeventeenYearsOld

21st Nov '17 9:47:38 PM Ezclee4050
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manute_Bol Manute Bol]], the tallest player in NBA history, was born in an isolated village in what is now South Sudan, and never had a formal birth certificate. When he came to America in 1983, his birthdate was recorded as October 16, 1962, but Kevin Mackey, the college basketball coach who recruited Bol, now says he arbitrarily made that day up when he was negotiating with US Customs officials to get Bol the proper documentation, and he suspects Bol may actually have been around 40 at the time. Which means he would've been in his mid-50s when he retired from the NBA, making him by far the oldest player in league history.
2nd Nov '17 10:53:39 AM Nadim
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* Inverted in ''Series/{{Shake It Up}}''. A famous celebrity singer (a parody of Celebrity/JustinBeiber) guest stars on ''Shake It Up! Chicago'' claiming to be 16. However, after [=CeCe=] and Rocky accidentally release a picture they took of him kissing his manager, he thanks them confessing that he is really 24[[note]]he even drew a zit on his face to look younger[[/note]]and that his manager is actually his wife.

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* Inverted in ''Series/{{Shake It Up}}''. A famous celebrity singer (a parody of Celebrity/JustinBeiber) Celebrity/JustinBeaber) guest stars on ''Shake It Up! Chicago'' claiming to be 16. However, after [=CeCe=] and Rocky accidentally release a picture they took of him kissing his manager, he thanks them confessing that he is really 24[[note]]he even drew a zit on his face to look younger[[/note]]and that his manager is actually his wife.
2nd Nov '17 10:52:21 AM Nadim
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* Inverted in ''Series/{{Shake It Up}}''. A famous celebrity singer (a parody of Celebrity/JustinBeiber) guest stars on ''Shake It Up! Chicago'' claiming to be 16. However, after [=CeCe=] and Rocky accidentally release a picture they took of him kissing his manager, he thanks them confessing that he is really 24[[note]]he even drew a zit on his face to look younger[[/note]]and that his manager is actually his wife.


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* On ''Series/{{Hannah Montana}}'', Miley tried to make Jake jealous by accepting a date at the bowling alley with a guy she just met who claims to be a senior. Unfortunately for Miley, it turns out he is actually an 11 year-old brat and the "date" is really a birthday party.
31st Oct '17 9:28:54 AM thatother1dude
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Contrast (but do not confuse with) ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.

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MinorWithFakeID is a subtrope. Contrast (but do not confuse with) ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
4th Oct '17 1:41:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/GoAskAlice'': When they [[TheRunaway run away]] to California, sixteen year old Carla and her seventeen year old friend live under the guise of being eighteen. They even rent a store on their own.


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Beloved}}'', a sixteen year old girl goes to a club and sleeps with a woman over twice her age by pretending to be older.
9th Jul '17 8:44:40 AM nombretomado
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** Parodied: Grampa Simpson says that he fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne -- "of course, I had to lie about my age to get in". In the ensuing {{Flashback}}, he's five.

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** Parodied: Grampa Simpson says that he fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI -- "of course, I had to lie about my age to get in". In the ensuing {{Flashback}}, he's five.



* A common tactic employed by young men eager to join the army, especially in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and WorldWarTwo. It was also reversed; Men older than the 40 year old cutoff age often claimed to be in their late 30s so that they could serve. Allegedly, some boys would put a scrap of paper with the correct number (16 or 17) written on it in their boot, so they could say they were [[ExactWords "over 17"]] without it technically being a lie (which may have helped them keep their story straight, if nothing else). Other versions of such stories imply that the recruiters encouraged this so they had plausible deniability, or even giving advice like "walk twice around the building and come back in; then you'll be 17".

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* A common tactic employed by young men eager to join the army, especially in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It was also reversed; Men older than the 40 year old cutoff age often claimed to be in their late 30s so that they could serve. Allegedly, some boys would put a scrap of paper with the correct number (16 or 17) written on it in their boot, so they could say they were [[ExactWords "over 17"]] without it technically being a lie (which may have helped them keep their story straight, if nothing else). Other versions of such stories imply that the recruiters encouraged this so they had plausible deniability, or even giving advice like "walk twice around the building and come back in; then you'll be 17".
8th Jul '17 11:39:56 AM Jisu
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* Implied with Megumi in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''. She's officially 17, but lives independently and it isn't treated as [[MinorLivingAlone odd]], is treated as an equal in a LoveTriangle over a 20-year-old, and is a voice actress, a profession known for lying about your age in Japan.
8th Jul '17 9:33:05 AM nombretomado
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* The [[ScandalGate Rubygate scandal]] has this ''in spades''. Browse TheOtherWiki for details.

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* The [[ScandalGate Rubygate scandal]] has this ''in spades''. Browse TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki for details.
2nd May '17 9:18:09 PM smalltime
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Quagmire's Mom", Quagmire has sex with a 15-year-old girl who claimed she was 23 and is arrested for statuatory rape. As a minor, [[KarmaHoudini the girl faces no legal ramifications herself]].
24th Apr '17 7:56:08 PM Arcorann
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* In ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' the hero Emilia is seventeen, but the ID papers she obtains after arriving on Earth claim she's over twenty.
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