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IN History & Culture ON 29 May, 2016
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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
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?
So in other words, modern day technology is older than the present established America.
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.
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.
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!
The construction of the Great Wall of China began in 770 BC and went on till 1644 AD.