Then/Now Demonstrations Of The Power Of Time

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Time is a funny thing. For as much as we rely on it for, well, everything -- we still have a hard time grasping the concept of it. And we aren't just talking about losing track of an hour or two because you're working hard or having a good time. No, we're talking about literally losing track of decades or longer because our brains apparently can't quite grasp the magnitude of timespans.

It helps to have some useful comparison points, such as:

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64 years old in 2015 63 years old in 1977 MARK HAMILL IS OLDER IN THE NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY THAN ALEC GUINNESS WAS IN THE FIRST MOVIE.

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WE'RE WAY CLOSER TO THE BIG BANG THAN TO THE END OF THE UNIVERSE. The universe is 13.8 billion years old- -and that's positively microscopic compared

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1970s:1980s Video games NINTENDO IS AS OLD AS THE EIFFEL TOWER. 1889 Playing cards

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THE B-52 HAS BEEN FLYING FOR OVER HALF THE TIME WE'VE counting HAD AIRPLANES. and years 68 1952 vears 49

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Fall of Constantinople (Eastern Roman Empire) 1453 THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS STILL AROUND WHEN THE PRINTING PRESS WAS INVENTED. Printing press 1440s

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1999 THE MATRIX IS OLDER THAN TRON WAS WHEN yed 17 THE MATRIX CAME OUT. 1982

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THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IS OLDER THAN THE AZTEC EMPIRE. 15th century 0:0:0:0:0:0t 00 TIR 9th century CRACKED COM

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CRACKEDG We 1791 BERETTA HAD BEEN MAKING GUNS FOR dlnitite years TWO AND A HALF 265 CENTURIES WHEN i 1526 THE SECOND AMENDMENT WAS RATIFIED.

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CRACKEDcO Cue aciot M*A*S*H (1972-1983) th LR M*A*S*H LASTED OVER THREE TIMES LONGER THAN THE WAR IT WAS SET DURING. Korean War (1950-1953)

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CLEOPATRA LIVED CLOSER TO THE 1969 CE MOON LANDING years 2.000 69-30 BCE years 2.500 2500 BCE THAN TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PYRAMIDS. CRACKEDCOMT

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CRACKEDCO 2020 Around 5.000 THE SATELLITE satellites POPULATION HAS GROWN A BIT IN 60- SOMETHING YEARS. 1957 Sputnik 1

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CRACKED CON December November October IF YOU COULD FIT September THE UNIVERSE'S August ENTIRE HISTORY IN July A SINGLE YEAR, bil June HUMANITY 13.8 Ma

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CRACKED CO Trump Obama Bush Clinton Bush Reagan Carter QUEEN ELIZABETH Ford I HAS SEEN 12 U.S. Nixon PRESIDENTS Johnson DURING HER TIME Kennedy Eisenh

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1950s- Last veterans die, aged over 100 World War II 1939-1945 PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT IN THE CIVL WAR WERE STILL ALIVE AT THE TIME OF WORLD WAR Il. Civil W

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CRACKEDCOMT 2020 1974 HAPPY DAYS WOULD BE SET AROUND THE YEAR 2000 TODAY. Happy Days celebrated the '50s in the '70s - SO a similar show made in 2020

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CRACKEDcO CHUCK NORRIS IS OLDER THAN 1947 THE MODERN 1940 STATE OF ISRAEL.

CRACKED CO THE SUN IS ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD. 20 galactic years, that is. In 4.6 billion years, the Sun Sun has only gone 20 times around 20 years the Mil

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JAMAICA 0 Rio2o16 BOLT vears SINCE EARLY HUMANS FIRST APPEARED ON 400,000 EARTH, USAIN BOLT COULD HAVE SPRINTED TO PLUTO AND BACK 14 TIMES.

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CRACKEDGON 25 PLANCK TIME IS THE SHORTEST UNIT OF TIME L POSSIBLE. There are more unit's of Planck time in one second than seconds have passed since t

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THE FIRST PRINTING PRESS IS WAY CLOSER TO COMPUTERS 20th century BC 15th century BC THAN TO THE INVENTION OF PAPER. 2nd century BCE CRACKED COM

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Today 230- 65 million years ago TRILOBITES WERE AROUND A LOT LONGER THAN DINOSAURS. 521-252 million years ago In fact, they were alive for longer than

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BATMAN BEGAN IN THE SAME YEAR AS WORLD WAR l. 1939

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20th century years 400 16th century HANDGUNS WERE INVENTED CLOSER TO THE ATOM BOMB THAN TO yed GUNPOWDER. 700 9th century CRACKED COM

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CRACKEDCO GUIDINGLIGHT 262 radio and TV episodes YOU'D NEED 16 MONTHS TO WATCH EVERY EPISODE OF CBS'S GUIDING LIGHT, THE LONGEST-RUNNING SERIES EVER.