34 Historical Comparisons As Twisty As a Doctor Who Episode
Have you ever actually taken a moment to contemplate the passage of time? It's a real brain bender. Like, nosebleed-inducing (although that might be because it's drafty in our apartments, jury's still out). Benjamin Franklin first proposed Daylight Saving Time in 1784 to save on candle consumption (also presumably because he had future-seeing powers and wanted to force everyone to remember how their microwaves work), and that's not even crazy enough to make our list.
From lengthy processes like evolution, to seemingly rapid-paced things like technological developments, comparing any given two moments in time is wild. Certain elements of “the past” are far less “past” than we might think of them. The Marvel Cinematic Universe might be diving headlong into time travel and the multiverse, but honestly? Ant-Man getting stuck in the quantum realm or multiple Spiders-Man existing on screen is easier to digest than some of these.
Oh, and just wait until you find out about Chuck Norris and the nation of Israel…