20 Now-You-Know Facts That Will Throw Your Perception Of History Out Of Whack

We give our brains more credit than we probably should. We go to school, stuff a bunch of facts in there, and think we have a pretty good picture of what happened and when.

We seem to think that, just because we've walked around the planet for a couple of decades, we can understand the fundamental nature of time? The hubris! Here are a few historical comparisons that will throw your whole timeline out of whack:


The oldest living tree was almost five thousand years old when it was cut down. It was already 1,000 years old when the last woolly mammoth died. NOW


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France's last execution by guillotine happened the same year Star Wars came out. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM


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The last civil War widow died the year Barack Obama won his first presidential election. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM


Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. were born in the same year. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM


The Battle of Little Bighorn was raging while the Brooklyn Bridge was being built. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM


When the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, the Palace of the Governors was already standing in New Mexico. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM


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Interracial marriage was banned in South Africa for 36 years. It was illegal in the US for 5 times longer. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM


You're closer in time to the T-rex than the T-rex was to the Stegosaurus. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM


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George Washington died in 1799- over 20 years before anyone knew about dinosaurs. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM


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