Cleopatra died a little more than 2,000 years ago in 30 BCE, while the Great Pyramid of Giza was completed around 2560 BCE. That’s a difference of more than 2,500 years.
OH, AND THE STEGOSAURUS WAS OLDER TO THE TYRANNOSAURUS REX THAN THE T. REX IS TO US.
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Not only did they not exist at the same time, but the T. rex (which lived 85 to 65 million years ago) became a species about 74 million years after the Stegosaurus died out.
THE OLDEST LIVING PERSON WAS BORN CLOSER TO THE SIGNING OF THE US CONSTITUTION THAN TO TODAY.
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Emma Morano-Martinuzzi, the oldest living person today at age 117, was born in 1899. That’s 112 years after the signing of the Constitution, which was signed in 1787.
THE 10TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS TWO GRANDCHILDREN WHO ARE ALIVE TODAY.
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John Tyler had a son, Lyon Tyler, at age 63. Lyon went on to have children late in life as well, including Lyon Tyler Jr. and Harrison Tyler, both of whom are alive today…and are only in their eighties.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY IS OLDER THAN THE AZTEC CIVILIZATION.
Oxford began teaching in some form all the way back in the year 1096. By most accounts, the Aztecs didn’t begin their civilization until the beginning of the 13th century.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY WAS FOUNDED BEFORE ISAAC NEWTON PUBLISHED HIS LAWS OF MOTION AND GRAVITY.
WE MADE IT TO THE MOON ONLY 66 YEARS AFTER THE WRIGHT BROTHERS INVENTED HUMAN FLIGHT.
WOOLLY MAMMOTHS WERE STILL ALIVE WHEN THE GREAT PYRAMID AT GIZA WAS BUILT.
In fact, the pyramid was roughly 1,000 years old when the mammoths went extinct completely, which wasn’t until about 1560 BC.
WHEN THE FIRST STAR WARS MOVIE CAME OUT, FRANCE WAS STILL EXECUTING PEOPLE BY GUILLOTINE.
The final execution by guillotine in France occurred in 1977, when a man by the name of Hamida Djandoubi was executed for torturing and killing his girlfriend. That was the same year the first Star Wars movie hit theaters.
BETTY WHITE IS OLDER THAN SLICED BREAD.
THE EIFFEL TOWER WAS INAUGURATED THE SAME YEAR NINTENDO WAS FOUNDED.
SOME OF THE WORLD’S WHALES THAT ARE ALIVE TODAY WERE BORN BEFORE MOBY DICK WAS WRITTEN.
PLUTO DIDN’T EVEN GET TO COMPLETE ONE ORBIT AROUND THE SUN BETWEEN THE TIME IT WAS DISCOVERED AND THE TIME IT WAS DECLASSIFIED AS A PLANET.
Pluto was discovered thanks to an observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, back in 1930. It was heartbreakingly demoted in 2006. Because of its distance from the sun, Pluto takes 248 Earth-years to orbit the sun just once. That means it didn’t even get halfway around during the time it was being called a planet.
IF THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE WERE PLACED ON A CALENDAR YEAR, HUMANS WOULD ONLY EXIST STARTING AROUND 11:59 P.M. ON DEC. 31.
This was famously outlined by Carl Sagan in Cosmos. If you compressed the entire history of everything, going back to the Big Bang, into a calendar year, all of human history would only take up just a little more than the last minute of the last hour of the last day of the year.
Here it is in an hourly form: