#1 Cleopatra had lived closer to the building of the pizza hut than the pyramids.
Cleopatra lived around 30 BC and the great pyramid was built-in circa 2560 BC. In 1958 the first pizza hut opened. Nearly 500 years closer.
#2 Every two minutes we take many photos as people took photographs in the 1800s.
The left side picture is the first picture that has taken in 1826. It’s the view from the window at Le Gras by French inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce. surprisingly on the right side pictures, the cat has taken a picture accidentally, by itself (2013). According to the counts, humans have taken 880 billion photos in 2014 ( except for cats). And 10 per cent of all the pictures were taken in the last 12 months.
#3 The famous Oxford University is older than the Aztecs.
Teaching started in 1096 and the Oxford University was founded officially in 1249.
On the other hand in 1325 the Aztec civilization started with the founding of Tenochtitlan.
#4 Will Smith is now older than Uncle Phil was at the beginning of ” the French prince “.
James Avery was 45 years old (Uncle Phil) at the beginning of the ” French Prince”. Now Will Smith is slightly older than 45 years old.
#5 Within 66 years we have achieved flying a flight to landing on the moon.
Back in 1903 Wright brothers flew a plane for 59 seconds shockingly. After 38 years of journey, the Japanese used a flight to bomb Pearl Harbor in 1941. How can we forget about the Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969 after 28 years late?
#6 Believe it or not, there was a processing power in a T1-83 calculator than the computer that lands Apollo 11 on the moon.
The guidance computer ran at 1.024 MHz, about 1/6 the of the T1-83 calculator. One was used to play Tetris by the students while the other took Apollo 11 to the moon.
#7 The oldest living person’s birth is closer to the signing of the Constitution than the present day.
116 years ago in 1898, Misao Okawa was born.
In 1787 the Constitution was signed. So she is 4 years closer to the historical Philadelphia convention than to the present today.
#8 American 10th president, John Tylor has two living grandchildren.
His service was about 20 years before Abraham Lincoln from 1841 to 1845.
At the age of 63, he had a son named Lyon, Lyon would have Lyon Jr. and Harrison at 71 and 75, respectively. Luckily both of them are alive today, and they are in their 80s.
#9 The first Pyramids were built when the woolly mammoth was still alive.
Before civilisation arose in 1650BC a small population of the woolly mammoth existed even many of them died. By that time Egypt’s empire was halfway through there. Also, the Giza pyramids were already 1000 years old.
#10 The Fax machine was invented the same year people were travelling to Oregon Trail.
Alexander Bain developed the first fax machine in 1843 at that same time the massive migration started across America.
#11 France was still operating about the people by guillotine when Star Wars came out.
Star Wars premiered in theatres in May 1977. And in the same year September 10th, the final execution of the guillotine took place.
#12 Betty White is older than Sliced bread.
Otto Frederick Rohwedder founded sliced bread in 1928 while Betty White was born in 1922. Bread existed before 1928 but not in a pre-sliced way.
#13 This is what the difference in Olympic Gold looks like across 56 years of women ‘s vault.
On the left, Larisa Latynina wins gold for USSR in 1956. McKayla Maroney wins gold for the US in 2012 on the rights.
#14 Everything in this 1991 Radio Shack ad exists in a single smartphone.
Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel had mentioned about the count of transistors on circuits doubles approximately every two years over the record. About 40 years Moore’s law was correct and his achievements in mobile technology are an advanced point in history.
#15 When Warner Brothers set up the Ottoman Empire was still alive.
Back in 1903, Cascade, in New Castle, Pennsylvania was opened by Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner. when Turkey became an independent nation, the Ottoman Empire spanned from 1299 to 1923.
#16 Harvard University was founded before calculus was derived.
Back in 1636 Harvard University was founded, and it’s the best oldest higher education institution in the US. Even at the end of the 17th century still, Calculus wasn’t arrived, with the work of Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton.
#17 The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, women were not allowed to vote.
The unpopular cold streak by the Chicago Cubs Basketball team spanned back to 1908 when they achieved the second world series. In 1920 US women got the chance to vote.
#18 Humans never fully experience the “present” since they always lives in the past,
Every person always been living at least 80 milli seconds in their past. As David Eaglemen had mentioned, our consciousness lags over the reality and in our mind we are facing to it even before it happens in the real world.
#19 There was more time between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex than between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and you.
65 million years ago only T- Rex lived.
150 million years ago the Stegosaurus lived.
#20 If you’re over 45, the world population has doubled in your lifetime.
In 1968 the world population was 3,557,000 000. Now it’s 7 , 212, 000 000 the population grows by over 200 000 daily.
#21 There are whales alive today who were born before Moby Dick was written.
There are Whales still alive off the coast off the borders of Aleska over 200 years old.The Moby Dick book was written in 1851.
#22 If the history of Earth were compressed to a single year, modern humans would appear on December 31st at about 11.58 pm.
The living game of human have been playing on this Earth for 0.004 percent of the planet’s history.
#23 If that’s not enough, this is what’s happening in the world at this very moment.
We all talk about time as we also can feel the time. Frequency is this brilliant comic by artist XKCD.