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10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Time That'll Change Your Perception Towards History

Time, a wonderful thing that came along in order to logically stack up history, and await the future. We all know our history fairly well, I mean, we know as to what is approximately old and what is young. Or do we?

The following facts about the course of the history of the earth will make you question all you thought you knew about time and history. And believe me, it'll surely leave you shocked.

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Time That'll Change Your Perception Towards History

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Time That'll Change Your Perception Towards History

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1) Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barbara Walters were born in the same year.

1) Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barbara Walters were born in the same year.

All three were born in the same year, 1929. Well, I guess the place, household, and stature you are born in does matter after all!

2) Oxford University is older than Aztecs.

2) Oxford University is older than Aztecs.

Teaching started in Oxford way back in 1096, and the university was officially founded in 1249, whereas the Aztec civilization began around 1325!  And I thought my grandparents were ancient.

3) Will Smith is older than Uncle Phil at the beginning of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

3) Will Smith is older than Uncle Phil at the beginning of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

When the show started, Uncle Phil was 45, now Smith is 47. Hasn't aged a single day, but undoubtedly, the hottest uncle in the town!

4) There is more processing power in a TI-83 calculator than in the computer that landed Apollo 11 at the moon.

4) There is more processing power in a TI-83 calculator than in the computer that landed Apollo 11 at the moon.

The guidance computer for Apollo 11 ran on a 1.024 MHz processor, about 1/6th of the TI-83 calculator. Please tell me again, how your smartphone isn't good enough?

5) The first pyramid was built while the wooly mammoths were still alive.

5) The first pyramid was built while the wooly mammoths were still alive.

Though most of the mammoths die long before the dawn of civilization, a small population survived till 1650 BC. By this time, the Egyptian civilization was already halfway through its empire, and the first pyramid of Giza was about a 1000 years old. Ideas for the new Ice Age movie maybe?

6) The first fax machine was invented while people were still travelling the Oregon trail.

6) The first fax machine was invented while people were still travelling the Oregon trail.

So in other words, modern day technology is older than the present established America.

7) Betty White is older than sliced bread.

7) Betty White is older than sliced bread.

The pre-sliced bread was introduced in 1928; Betty White was born in 1922. I mean obviously bread was there before Betty White was born, just not the pre-sliced one.

8) Harvard was founded before calculus was derived.

8) Harvard was founded before calculus was derived.

Harvard, the most prestigious, higher education school in the United States was established in 1636. Calculus was later derived in the 17th century. Yes, the things to teach were created after the school was built.

9) There is less time gap between the existence of T-rex and humans, than T-rex and Stegosaurus.

9) There is less time gap between the existence of T-rex and humans, than T-rex and Stegosaurus.

The time gap between a T-rex and Stegosaurus is about 83 million years, and the time gap between T-rex and humans is about 66 million years. Speak about being more close to our forefathers!

10) There was more time between the start of construction, of the Great Wall of China and it's finished than between the start of Christianity and present day.

10) There was more time between the start of construction, of the Great Wall of China and it's finished than between the start of Christianity and present day.

The construction of the Great Wall of China began in 770 BC and went on till 1644 AD. 

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