10 Historical Facts That Will Seriously Mess With Your Perception of Time

10 Historical Facts That Will Seriously Mess With Your Perception of Time

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10. Oxford University in England was created before the emergence of the Aztec Empire in modern Mexico
9. Tiffany & Company is older than the nation of Italy
8. The Titanic sank the same month that Boston’s Fenway Park opened for business
7. The guillotine was still in use when Jimmy Carter was President of the United States
6. The bicycle evolved years after the steam engine revolutionized locomotion
5. The first man to achieve powered flight lived to see it accomplished at speeds faster than sound
4. The last American pensioner from the Civil War died in the 21st century
3. The Indianapolis 500 is older than the 50 star American flag (and the 48 star flag, too)
2. Woolly mammoths were still roaming the earth when the pyramids were built at Giza
1. Americans were on the moon before women in Switzerland were allowed to vote

Source/Further reading:

https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/organisation/history?wssl=1
http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/article/the-history-of-tiffany-tiffanys/
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/kennedys-bio-john-francis/
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6044102/beheading-experiments-guillotine-severed-heads-remain-alive/
https://www.americanheritage.com/great-bicycle-craze
https://www.npca.org/articles/1028-the-wright-stuff
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/08/24/one-n-c-woman-still-receiving-civil-war-pension/594982001/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/one-hundred-years-of-the-indy-500-158836397/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1XkbKQwt49MpxWpsJ2zpfQk/13-mammoth-facts-about-mammoths
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/country-that-didnt-let-women-vote-till-1971/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:History_of_the_late_war_between_the_United_States_and_Great_Britain-_(1836)_(14764673135).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Alcazar,_St._Augustine,_Florida,_1898.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_Conrad_Gesner_by_J.J._Boissard._Wellcome_L0017768.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nintendo_1889.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NintendoCards.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Wall_Street_Journal_first_issue.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1704_Gemelli_Map_of_the_Aztec_Migration_from_Aztlan_to_Chapultapec_-_Geographicus_-_AztecMigration-gemelli-1704.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SSA41434.JPG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Senyeres-Invencible-Plymouth.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:University_College,_Oxford;_aerial_view_with_key_and_scale._Wellcome_V0014175.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myles_Birket_Foster_The_High_Oxford.jpg
https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:HarvardCollegeCharter.jpeg
https://www.pexels.com/photo/europe-history-italy-monument-23806/
https://www.maxpixel.net/static/photo/1x/Nation-Flag-Italy-State-2356384.jpg
https://arz.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%85%D9%84%D9%81:Tiffany_blue_box_1.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Lewis_Tiffany_2.png
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Italy_1799.jpg
https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Royal_standard_of_Italy_(1861_-_1880).svg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/southbeachcars/46451097512
https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2387164463