22 Mind Blowing Facts Will DESTROY Your Understanding Of Time!

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1 : Every two minutes , we take more photos than all of humanity took during the 1800s

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On the left you can see the first photograph ever taken in 1826 . On the right is a cat who accidentally took a picture of itself in 2013 . it was estimated that during 2014 humans will take 880 Billion photos , but get this , 10% of the photos ever taken were shot during the last 12 months

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2 : France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars came out

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In May 1977 Star wars came out . The last execution took place September 10th of the same year

3 : Oxford University is older than the Aztecs

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They we’re teaching at Oxford in 1096 and by 1249 the University was officially founded . The Aztec civilization as we know it only began at 1325

4 : Will Smith is now older then Uncle Phil when he started the ” Fresh Price From Bel Air ” Show

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James Avery was 45 years old when he started the show , Will Smith is now slightly older 45

5 : In only 66 years, we went from taking flight to landing on the moon

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In 1903 the Wright Brothers successfully flew a plane for 59 seconds , 38 years later , Japanese used flight to crush on ships in Perl harbor and only 28 years after that , Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969

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6 : There is more processing power in a TI-83 calculator than in the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon

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The Guidance computer from the Apollo 11 mission run at 1.024 MHz which is about 1/6th of a processing power of a TI-83 calculator , on one hand kids use it to play Tetris , The other took humans to the moon

7 : The oldest living person’s birth is closer to the signing of the Constitution than present day

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Misao Okawa was born in 1898 which is 116 years ago . The constitution was signed in 1787 , her life is closer to the historic event than today is

 

8 : John Tyler, America’s 10th President, has two living grandchildren

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John Tyler was the president of the United Stats from 1841 to 1845 a full 20 years before Abraham Lincoln . Surprisingly he has two grandchildren who still lives today .

9 : The first pyramids were built while the woolly mammoth was still alive

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A small population of mammoths survived until 1650 BC . by that point , Egypt was halfway through its empire and the Giza Pyramids were already 1000 years old

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10 : The fax machine was invented the same year people were traveling the Oregon Trail

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The great migration began across america the same year the first fax machine was invented by Alexander Bain in 1843

11 : There was more time between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex than between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and you

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The Stegosaurus lived  150 million years ago, while the T-Rex lived only  65 million years ago. Practically yesterday

12 : Betty White is older than sliced bread

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Betty White was born in 1922 , while bread did existed prior , it was not in a pre-sliced form . Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the sliced bread in 1928

13 : When Warner Brothers formed, the Ottoman Empire was still alive

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When Turkey became an independent nation , Harry , Albert , Sam and Jack Warner opened their first theater , the Casade in New Castle , Pennsylvania 1903

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14 : Everything in this 1991 RadioShack ad exists in a single smartphone

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Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, stated that over the history of computing, the number of transistors on circuits doubles approximately every two years. Moore’s Law has held true for over 40 years and successfully predicted our incredible advancement in mobile technology

15 : Harvard University was founded before calculus was derived

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Harvard was founded in 1636 . It’s the oldest higher education institution in the US . Calculus wasn’t even derived until later in the 17th century

16 : If you’re over 45, the world population has doubled in your lifetime

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In 1968, the world population was 3,557,000,000. Today, the world population is 7,217,000,000 and grows by over 200,000 daily

17 : Humans never fully experience the “present” – we’re always living in the past

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We are all living at least 80 milliseconds in the past , David Eagleman believes that our consciousness lags behind actual events and that when you think an event occurs, it has already happened before your brain has a chance to create a cohesive picture of the world

18 : If the history of Earth were compressed to a single year, modern humans would appear on December 31st at about 11:58pm

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The human race has lived on Earth for only 0.004% of the planet’s history

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19 : If that’s not enough, this is what’s happening in the world at this very moment

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This awesome comic by Randall Munroe called XKCD makes you really think about time , Although we tried to masure it , track it , define it since the dawn of civilization . it’s facts like these the show us how inaccurate  our perception can be and how much we have yet to learn about the fourth dimension

20 : There are whales alive today who were born before Moby Dick was written

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Some of the bowhead whales living off the coast of Alaska are well over 200 years old. They were born well before Moby Dick was written in 1851

21 : The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, women were not allowed to vote

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There is no need to expand on this subject other than to say that Women started voting in the US in 1920

22 : This is what the difference in Olympic Gold looks like across 56 years of women’s vault

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On the left picture , Larisa Latinya wins gold for the USSR in 1956 . On the right , McKayla MAroney wins gold for the US in 2012

On the left, Larisa Latinya wins gold for the USSR in 1956. On the right, McKayla Maroney wins gold for the US in 2012.

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