20+ Historical Facts Will Mess With Your Perception Of Time

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Whenever we try to place historical events into a prospect, we often simplistically divide things into ‘old days’ and ‘modern times,’ because our brains can often struggle with the concept of time.

But what happens when things that you would consider to belong to the contemporary world are actually much older than we think?

It jolts us out of our comfortable categorization and forces us to reassess the way we perceive history. That can only be a good thing, right?

#1 John Tyler, America’s Tenth President, Was Born In 1790. He Has Two Living Grandchildren. So This Means…

 

#2 Marilyn Monroe And Queen Elizabeth Were Born In The Same Year. Here They (Both 30 At The Time) Meet At A Movie Premiere In London In October 1956

 

#3 Harriet The Tortoise, Who Died In 2006, Had Seen Charles Darwin In Person.

 

#4 Woolly Mammoths Were Still Alive While Egyptians Were Building The Pyramids (2660 BCE).

 

#5 Oxford University Existed For Hundreds Of Years Before The Aztec Empire Was Founded (1428).