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These Facts About History Will Help You Get Your Timeline Straight

These Facts About History Will Help You Get Your Timeline Straight
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We know history, we all know history, but we usually don't analyse facts and make goof-up. Goof-ups due to ignorance have even made jokes out of some serious movies and other works.

So next time when you speak, just keep in mind these facts and you can make those geeky flaunters collapse.

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Last time Chicago Cubs won any series, women were not eligible to vote

Last time Chicago Cubs won any series, women were not eligible to vote

That is a very long time, Cubbies had been on a cold streak ever since 1908, 12-years later women started to vote.

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It took only 66-years for us to land on moon after the first official flight.

It took only 66-years for us to land on moon after the first official flight.
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Wooly mammoth could have been involved in the Pyramid making

Wooly mammoth could have been involved in the Pyramid making
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Cause they were there, only the Egyptian climate would not have let them work at all. The Pyramids were almost a 1000-years old already when the mammoths vanished.

Pre-sliced bread are younger to Betty White

Pre-sliced bread are younger to Betty White
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She was born in 1922 while the bread was first sliced and sold as that in 1928 by Otto Frederick Rohwedder.

We never live in present only in past

We never live in present only in past
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With a minimum lag of 80 milliseconds.

Oxford University came up before Aztec culture

Oxford University came up before Aztec culture
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1096AD, the year when teaching began at Oxford, and by 1249, it was declared a university. Aztecs, on the other hand, came up in 1325 after founding Tenochtitlán.

The Ottomans had a chance of experiencing Warner Bros works

The Ottomans had a chance of experiencing Warner Bros works
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Yes when Warner Bros started production in 1903, the Ottoman Empire was still in motion in the middle-east for next two decades since 1299.

Harvard University is older than the concepts of calculus

Harvard University is older than the concepts of calculus
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Fax machines were invented during the period of Great Migrations

Fax machines were invented during the period of Great Migrations
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Oregon trail was full and bustling while fax machine was being made in 1843.

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Cleopatra is closer to eating at Pizza Hut than see Pyramids in making

Cleopatra is closer to eating at Pizza Hut than see Pyramids in making
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1958 was the year Pizza Hut opened up, Cleopatra was there around 30BC and the Great Pyramid was built 2560BC. Doing some maths, we see Cleopatra was 500-years closer to Pizzas.

Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex never saw each other

Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex never saw each other
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Appearing about 150 million and 67 million years ago respectively, T-rex is closer to us in history than the Stegosaurus.

World population has double in last 45-years

World population has double in last 45-years
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Also more people live inside that circle than outside of it.

French were still executing on Guillotine when Star Wars came in picture

French were still executing on Guillotine when Star Wars came in picture
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The cruel method of beheading with guillotine was still in practice for capital punishment while we were thinking of traveling and having adventures across stars.

Some whales have been there since before Moby Dick was written

Some whales have been there since before Moby Dick was written
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And let me tell you, Moby Dick is one old piece of literature (1851) and some whales are living from even before that.

56 years and an Olympic Gold has become this difficult

56 years and an Olympic Gold has become this difficult
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We take more photos today every two minutes than the total pictures in 1800s

We take more photos today every two minutes than the total pictures in 1800s
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1826, the first picture was taken, shown on the left on a silver halide film. Today we take almost 380 billion photographs a year.

If earth is an year old, then humans are here for last two minutes

If earth is an year old, then humans are here for last two minutes
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And most of our written documented history is less than a second long.

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