Time: Where Does it Go?

There was more time between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex than between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and you. The Stegosaurus lived 150 million years ago, while the T-Rex lived a mere 65 million years ago.

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America’s 10th President, John Tyler, has two living grandchildren. President Tyler served from 1841 to 1845. He had a son, Lyon, at age 63. Lyon would have Lyon Jr. and Harrison at 71 and 75, respectively. Both are still alive today and in their 80’s.

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Every two minutes, there are more photographs taken than in all of the 1800s combined. TWO MINUTES. See that cat pic? That cat took that pic of himself. The photo on the left is the first photograph ever taken.

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Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of Pizza Hut than to the pyramids. The Great Pyramid was built around 2560 BC, while Cleopatra lived around 30 BC. The first Pizza Hut opened in 1958, which is about 500 years closer.

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At the time the fax machine was invented in 1843…people were starting to migrate on the Oregon Trail. oregontrailFAX

 

There are whales alive today who are older than Moby Dick, which was written in 1851.

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France was still executing people with the guillotine at the time that Star Wars was released in 1977.

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Will Smith is now older than Uncle Phil was at the start of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” at 45 years old. will-smith

 

Oxford University, officially founded in 1249, is older than the Aztecs. 

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Betty White is older than sliced bread.BettyWhiteBread

 

Harvard University is older than calculus. It’s true. 

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The oldest living person is 116 years old. Her birth is closer to the signing of the Constitution than to present day. 

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The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, women still weren’t allowed to vote. cubsWOMEN

 

In the span of just 66 years, we went from taking the first flight at Kitty Hawk (59 seconds) to landing on the moon. time5

 

Everything in this 1991 RadioShack ad exists in a single smartphone. That’s a pretty rad computer, by the way. 

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