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Website thinks it can guess your age

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Ever wondered how old you actually look in photos?

A website that claims to guess your age is gaining popularity for its flattering, and sometimes offending, estimates.

Upload a photo to how-old.net and the Microsoft-created tool will take a gander at your age and gender.

Thousands of people are using the tool, but Microsoft engineers say it was never meant to be a viral success. It started as a trial run for the company's face detection software and an email was sent to only 200 people to test it out.

Hours later and more than 35,000 people were using the oddly addicting tool, according to Microsoft's Machine Blog.

“Sorry if we didn't quite get the age and gender right – we are still improving this feature,” a message on the site reads. Different photos receive different results. So if it guessed your age wrong, try another photo.

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