22 Surprising Facts About Historical Dates

Everything that happened before you were born might as well have been a 10 million years ago. [via dorkly]



19 responses to 22 Surprising Facts About Historical Dates

  1. John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States who served from 1841-1845, and died in 1862, has 2 living Grandchildren today.

    This always blows me a way when I think about it.

  2. Also, the Great Pyramid and Stonehenge are approximately the same age. Give or take a couple of hundred years, due to the lack of written records in Britain at the time of Stonehenge’s construction, they had to carbon-date it.

    1. My hometown was founded during the iron age somewhere between 1200BC and 600BC.
      3000+ years later and we still dont have a decent place to eat out at on a weekend.

  3. I have a huge hard drive platter from one of the most early computers. It’s about a 14 inches in diameter and stores I believe 32 megabytes of data. I also have a flash drive about 1 inch long that stores about half a terabyte of data. My dad has been alive for 57 years today and went from only dreaming to even SEE a computer that filled an entire room and was simply a giant calculator, to working on machines hundreds of thousands of times more powerful.

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