Unless you are an avid historian, it’s very likely that you can’t seem to figure out how ecstasy and Titanic have one thing in common. And you probably couldn’t figure out how Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth are somehow correlated.
No, they are not sisters; we won’t be talking about conspiracy theories. But we found out that humans perceive history and things of the past in very vexing ways; we have this thinking like of ‘old days’, ‘ancient times’, ‘modern days’, and ‘future’.
If that’s how you’ve been thinking, your brain probably can’t accept these facts we’re about to show you.
#1 Ecstasy was made the year the Titanic sank in 1912.
#2 Calculus was actually invented years after Harvard University was established
#3 Barack Obama won the election the year the last widow of a civil war veteran passed away.
#4 Auschwitz prisoners didn’t know the taste of McDonald’s which was founded days after they were sent there in 1940.
#5 1967, NASA was already exploring space. Meanwhile, scientists finally agreed on tectonic plates.
#6 Mother Teresa died 5 days after Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997.
#7 London Underground used to be transportation that also takes you to see public hanging.
#8 The Oregon trail was first trodden by wagon in 1843, the year when the fax machine was invented.
[Editor’s note: Scottish inventor Alexander Bain received British patent #9745 on May 27, 1843 for his “Electric Printing Telegraph”.]
#9 Swiss women were granted their rights to vote during the year U.S. drove a buggy on the moon in 1971.
#10 Pilgrims made it to Plymouth Rock when the ‘Palace Of The Governors’ was already erected in New Mexico.
#11 The last person on death row for the guillotine in France died when Star Wars came out in 1977.
#12 This Bristlecone Pine is the oldest tree alive and was already 1,000 years old when Wooly Mammoths died out.
#13 Anne Frank was the same age as Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929).
#14 Japanese were playing Nintendo when Jack the Ripper was still haunting London in 1889.
#15 George Washington doesn’t know the existence of dinosaurs, as he died in 1799, 25 years before the first fossil was found.
#16 Oxford University is hundreds of years older than The Aztec Empire (1345)
#17 The Egyptians were building the Pyramid in 2660 BCE when Mammoths were still roaming the earth.
#18 This tortoise is Harriet who passed away back in 2016. She was also the only tortoise who had seen Charles Darwin in person.
#19 Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth are shaking hands here during a movie premiere in London, 1956. They were both 30 then.
#20 America’s 10th President, John Tyler (Born in 1790) has two grandsons who are still alive today, in 2019.
#21 Eiffel Tower Was Inaugurated In 1889 For The World’s Fair, Which Was The Same Year Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Was Painted
Vincent van Gogh -Via
#22 The First Underground Line In London Was Opened On January 10, 1863. At That Time, The Civil War Was Still Raging In The United States
#23 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Was Published In The Summer Of 2007. The Same Summer The First Iphone Model Was Released
David Paul Morris -Via
#24 The Brooklyn Bridge Was Being Built During The Battle Of Little Bighorn (1876)
Seifert Gugler & Co -Via
#25 Microsoft Was Founded While Spain Was Still A Fascist Dictatorship (1975)
(For the source of this, and many other equally intriguing articles, please visit: https://www.brighthumanity.me/story/3050/25-historical-facts-will-mess-with-your-perception-of-time/)