Mind blown thread.
1. Cleopatra lived closer to the building of Pizza Hut than the pyramids.
The Great Pyramid was built cerca 2560 BC, while Cleopatra lived around 30 BC. The first Pizza Hut opened in 1958, which is about 500 years closer.
2. Every two minutes, we take as many photos as all of humanity took during the 1800s.
On the left is the first photograph ever taken (1826), View from the Window at Le Gras by French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. On the right is a cat who accidentally took a picture of itself (2013). It’s estimated that in 2014, humans will take 880 billion photos (not including cats). In fact, 10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months.
3. Oxford University is older than the Aztecs.
Teaching started in Oxford as early as 1096, and by 1249, the University was officially founded. The Aztec civilization as we know it began with the founding of Tenochtitlán in 1325.
4. Will Smith is now older than Uncle Phil was at the beginning of "The Fresh Prince."
When James Avery (Uncle Phil) started on The Fresh Prince, he was 45-years-old. Today, Will Smith is a slightly older 45.
Something to do with the tropics at the center of Africa i watch a video on it once
5. In the span of 66 years, we went from taking flight to landing on the moon.
In 1903 the Wright brothers successfully flew a plane for a whopping 59 seconds. 38 years later, in 1941, the Japanese used flight to bomb Pearl Harbor. Only 28 years after that, Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969.
6. There is more processing power in a TI-83 calculator than in the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
The guidance computer from the Apollo 11 mission ran at 1.024 MHz, about 1/6th of the processing power of a TI-83 calculator. One is used by students to play Tetris, the other took humans to the moon.
7. The oldest living person's birth is closer to the signing of the Constitution than present day.
Misao Okawa was born in 1898, an astonishing 116 years ago. The Constitution was signed in 1787, which makes her life 4 years closer to the historic Philadelphia convention than to today.
>cleopatra lived closer to the pizza hut building
>than the pyramids
This ones good.
8. John Tyler, America's 10th President, has two living grandchildren.
John Tyler served from 1841 to 1845, a full 20 years before Abraham Lincoln. He had a son, Lyon, at age 63. Lyon would have Lyon Jr. and Harrison at 71 and 75, respectively. Both are still alive today and in their 80's.
9. The first pyramids were built while the woolly mammoth was still alive.
While most mammoths died out long before civilizations arose, a small populations survived until 1650 BC. By that point, Egypt was halfway through its empire, and the Giza Pyramids were already 1000 years old.
10. The fax machine was invented the same year people were traveling the Oregon Trail.
The first fax machine was developed by Alexander Bain in 1843, meanwhile The Great Migration began across America.
11. France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars came out.
Star Wars premiered in theaters in May 1977. The last execution by guillotine took place September 10th of the same year.
12. Betty White is older than sliced bread.
Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented sliced bread in 1928, while Betty White was born in 1922. Bread had existed prior, just not in the pre-sliced form.
13. This is what the difference in Olympic Gold looks like across 56 years of women’s vault.
14. Everything in this 1991 RadioShack ad exists in a single smartphone.
Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, stated that over the history of computing, the number of transistors on circuits doubles approximately every two years. Moore’s Law has held true for over 40 years and successfully predicted our incredible advancement in mobile technology.
15. When Warner Brothers formed, the Ottoman Empire was still alive.
Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner opened their first theater, the Cascade, in New Castle, Pennsylvania in 1903. Meanwhile, the Ottoman Empire spanned from 1299 to 1923, when Turkey became an independent nation.
16. Harvard University was founded before calculus was derived.
Harvard is the oldest higher education institution in the US, founded in 1636. Calculus wasn't derived until later in the 17th century, with the work of Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton.
17. The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, women were not allowed to vote.
The infamous cold streak by the Chicago Cubs baseball team extends back to 1908, when they won their second World Series. Women in the US acquired the vote in 1920.
18. Humans never fully experience the "present" - we're always living in the past.
Every human being is living at least 80 milliseconds in the past. David Eagleman believes that our consciousness lags behind actual events and that when you think an event occurs, it has already happened before your brain has a chance to create a cohesive picture of the world.
19. There was more time between the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus Rex than between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and you.
The Stegosaurus lived ~150 million years ago, while the T-Rex lived only ~65 million years ago. Practically yesterday.
20. If you’re over 45, the world population has doubled in your lifetime.
In 1968, the world population was 3,557,000,000. Today, the world population is 7,217,000,000 and grows by over 200,000 daily.
21. There are whales alive today who were born before Moby Dick was written.
Some of the bowhead whales living off the coast of Alaska are well over 200 years old. They were born well before Moby Dick was written in 1851.
22. If the history of Earth were compressed to a single year, modern humans would appear on December 31st at about 11:58pm.
The human race has lived on Earth for only 0.004% of the planet's history.
23. If that’s not enough, this is what’s happening in the world at this very moment.
The United States is still executing people to this day. Several developed countries were still executing people as late as the 1970s. How is this supposed to be mind blowing?
I've ran out of time facts so I'm going on to any type of strange/amazing facts now
There was a third Apple founder. Ronald Wayne (pictured at home in 2010) sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976.
The Olympics were originally for amateurs, not people who train full time with government assistance. We should go back to the days when an average person could compete in the Olympics.
At one point in the 1990s, 50% of all CDs produced worldwide were for AOL.
no. don't listen to that guy. radar is completely different. the radio waves used in cell phones will not suffice for use in radar detection. Nor will they work with CB radios. So a CB is another thing from that radioshack mag that phones dont have. also, i've yet to see a smartphone with a 15" woofer.
Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima for work when the first A-bomb hit, made it home to Nagasaki for the second, and lived to be 93.
A British man changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.
J.P. Morgan once offered $100,000 to anyone who could figure out why his face was so red. No one solved the mystery.
In the year 2000, I was 20.
This meant that I had lived 1% of the time since the birth of Christ.
Now in 2014 I've lived over 1.5% of the time since the birth of Christ till now.
Then from there, consider that a generation is probably about 20 years over the course of history....
well, actually that shit was only like 100 generations ago. That's Jesus being born.
That's really not that long a time, when you think about it.
I know we're not all religious--I'm not--but that's crazy from a historical perspective.
You could just as easily make approximately the same calculation to Cleopatra, Caesar, etc., as they're within a century of the J-man.
They'd have to implement downvotes too surely?
And then it'd just become Imgur, where any comment that hurts peoples feelings gets downvoted to oblivion and basically censored.
I fucking love debating/arguing on 4Chan because sheeple can't just downvote your comments till they get removed, when someone makes an argument it has to stand on merit. The only way to respond is to counter it, not "that post hurts my feewings I'm gonna downvote it!"
In the mid-1960s, Slumber Party Barbie came with a book called "How to Lose Weight." One of the tips was "Don’t eat."
>one tip was don't eat
I meant more in the sense that we can see user approval of comments, not in the sense that it's sorted by rating. I just wonder how the current userbase would handle the change
I believe if you go back only 60 generations you will find everyone is related
A 2009 search for the Loch Ness Monster came up empty. Scientists did find over 100,000 golf balls.
No but since the EU stopped selling the USA the chemicals required for lethal injections, American jails have been turning to unproven american cocktails of chemicals with disastrous consequences.
As a result Tennessee has brought back the Electric Chair, and the Firing Squad is being brought back in various states.
I'm not seeing your point. The guillotine was pretty much the most efficient method of painless execution ever invented. Lethal injection is more barbaric as it doesn't work a lot of the time. Some US states are thinking of bringing back firing squads.
Hanging is a much older method of execution than than the guillotine, and it was still used until at least the 1960s in many countries.
New Mexico State's first graduating class in 1893 had only one student—and he was shot and killed before graduation.
In the mid-1980s, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas was the voice of Charlie Brown's sister Sally.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
Jonas Salk declined to patent his polio vaccine. "There is no patent," he said. "Could you patent the sun?"
Only one McDonald’s in the world has turquoise arches. Sedona, AZ thought yellow clashed with the natural red rock.
It's a fucking medieval relic that's the fucking point.
Starwars was released but France is still using medieval (FUCKING MEDIEVAL) tools.
Seriously, can't tell if trolling or just a fucking retard.
The 50-star American flag was designed by an Ohio high school student for a class project. His teacher originally gave him a B–.
sliced bread's the best thing since Betty White
Sean Connery turned down the Gandalf role in Lord of the Rings. "I read the book. I read the script. I saw the movie. I still don't understand it."
12+1 = 11+2, and "twelve plus one" is an anagram of "eleven plus two."
Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
Officials in Portland, Ore., drained 8 million gallons of water from a reservoir in 2011 because a buzzed 21-year-old peed in it.
If you start counting at one and spell out the numbers as you go, you won't use the letter "A" until you reach 1,000.
The medical term for ice cream headaches is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.
After Leonardo da Vinci's death, King Francis I of France hung the Mona Lisa in his bathroom.
If he'd taken the role, who would have been our white Morpheus?
In 2001, Beaver College changed its name to Arcadia in part because anti-porn filters blocked access to the school's website.
okay, fuck you guys
The camera wasnt invented until 1685. If she lived in 30 BC, then how the fuck did they get that picture of her?
In Qaddafi's compound, Libyan rebels found a photo album filled with pictures of Condoleezza Rice.
Middle Ages (Europe, 5th – 15th centuries)
Byzantine era (330 AD - 1453)
Early Middle Ages (Europe, 500 – 1000)
Viking Age (Scandinavia, Europe, 793 – 1066)
High Middle Ages (Europe, 1000 – 1300)
Late Middle Ages (Europe, 1300 – 1450)
The Renaissance (Europe, 1300 – 1600)
Early modern period (Europe, 1450 - 1750)
Age of Discovery (or Exploration) (Europe, 1400 – 1700)
Elizabethan period (United Kingdom, 1558 – 1603)
Protestant Reformation (Europe, 16th century)
Classicism (Europe, 16th – 18th centuries)
Industrious Revolution, (Europe, 16th – 18th centuries)
Jacobean Era (United Kingdom, 1603 – 1625)
Petrine Era (Russia, 1689 – 1725)
Age of Enlightenment (or Reason) (Europe, 18th century)
Long nineteenth century (1750 - 1914)
Georgian Era (United Kingdom, 1714–1830)
Industrial Revolution (Europe, United States, elsewhere 18th and 19th centuries)
Age of European colonialism and imperialism
Romantic Era (1770–1850)
Napoleonic Era (1799–1815)
Victorian era (United Kingdom, 1837–1901); British hegemony, much of world, around the same time period.
Edwardian period (United Kingdom, 1901–1910)
The only information we have about her appearance are artistic impressions, unverifiable historical records and reputation.
Assuming she was ugly says more about you than it does her.
It's not the Dark Ages, either. It's after the Renaissance and at the tail end of the Age of Enlightenment, the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Seriously dude, do you know anything?
>Study hard, kids, so you don't look like a moron on the interwebs.
Dark Ages (historiography), the concept of a period of intellectual darkness and economic regression that supposedly occurred in Europe following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire
European Middle Ages (5th to 15th centuries AD), particularly:
European Early Middle Ages
Migration Period of c. 400 to 800 AD
not 1792, please stop being an idiot
we used to have threads like this all the time and "epic/ historical pic threads" but we don't no more
i can dump my epic/historical thread folder as-well if yous want?
In 1999, the U.S. government paid the Zapruder family $16 million for the film of JFK's assassination.
Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins also wrote for Clarissa Explains It All.
Mother Teresa was born a man. As a matter of fact: it was a serial killer from Australia before it transitioned. He was the inspiration for both the films Wolf Creek and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive. Researchers hoping to view them must sign a disclaimer.
Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
*Western Roman Empire.
Eastern Roman Empire all up in here bitches. What's that? You fell to disease and invasion? Bitch Im just chilling here as the most relaxed empire of all time. Can't invade a good smoke sesh amirite?
It's counterproductive to have people waste a huge chunk of their lives training for an irrelevant event like vaulting. Their also under a lot of pressure to use drugs or growth hormones to help them win.
There's 2 infamous killers in this end of year photo, but where?
filming of the roar you, used to hear before films
The last fucking horse to cross the finish line.
I know one of them had long hair
yup, you've obviously seen the pic before, people who haven't seen it never find them
Such are artistic depictions of all leaders throughout history.
The discovery of the skeleton of Richard III confirmed he had a severe case of scoliosis (his spine was literally curved like a question mark), yet all contemporary depictions of him show him to be standing up straight and tall
did this tank or whatever it is ever see battle?
it looks like an anti fucking planet gun
Go cry some more. What is more fun to watch, a bunch of normals or athletes? If you suck at sports you should be told that you are worthless to your face and should do something else.
>mfw there isn't one nig in that pic
middle america for you
>no blacks live in middle of fucking no where
>how dare those white people.
Ok then how about this for a mind-blow:
A small population of Woolly Mammoths survived on Wrangel Island close to Russia while those pyramids were being built
Those populations could have survived as late as 1000 B.C.
Doesn't work a lot of the time? Bullshit.
The widely publicized case that just happened was due to a blown IV, when protocol usually demands two IV's, and the guy got an insufficient dosage to do him in.
People who get the usual Sodium Pentothol - pancuronium - potassium chloride boluses die, quietly, quickly, and that's that. But eurofags don't want us to have pentothol anymore - fine, we can use brevitol, or propofol.... Or fuck it, just give them the pancuronium and KCL, fuck those fucking fucks.
Lethal injection is literally the least effective method of execution ever invented. The guillotine is flawless, as are firing squads.
Hugh Jackman reportedly refused the part of James Bond in a reboot of the franchise. It went to Daniel Craig, who is now the highest paid Bond in history.
Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal were both reported to have turned down the lead role in James Cameron's Avatar. It went on to become the highest grossing movie of all time.
Mel Gibson turned down the part of Maximus in Gladiator. It netted Russell Crowe an Oscar for best actor.
Jack Nicholson turned down the iconic role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather, saying "At the time I believed Indians should play roles written for Indians and Italians should do the same."
The firing squad is flawless? I don't remember the guy's name, but in the late 1800's a dude was executed by the firing squad, and everyone missed his heart, he was lung-shot and died by drowning in blood over 20 minutes or so. Why they didn't just coup de gras his ass, I dunno, but that's the story.
Not to get all "You peeps are sheeps/I wear tin hats!" on you guys but...
You can reduce heating/cooling costs by as much as 89% by using solar tech. Black plastic water drums, solar power heating/cooling systems where a panel can last half your lifetime if cared for and installed properly. You need just 22x5 feet to run a house and it can sit an an angle.
DIY, you can make it for about 2k, and reduce what could be 500 dollars a month down to just 100 or less a month.
Nothing is perfect, but it would still be a huge improvement over what is being done in the United States today.
yes, the olympics were originally some small sideshow performed by amateurs, but no olympic caliber athletes do not just have enough money from mommy and daddy to get there, im on track for 2016 and my sport just requires a gym and lots of time to travel
and yeah, you can get sponsored but thats only if youre a for sure money gain and the government assisstance counts as a thank you and a "Possible" tax cut (in the us)
Just put your tounge and hold It against the underside of your gums roof. Stops it quickly.
OP is literally taking these facts out of another website. What happened to 4chan being the people who start shit instead of being the website where shit ends up?
Only one man is given the bullet in a firing squad, the rest are given blanks.
They don't tell them members who has the bullet, it's apparently so the people can tell themselves they've never executed anyone and make themselves believe they've only fired blanks.
Personally I don't think thats true though because I've fired blanks and live rounds and it's completely different.
i think people know i was getting these facts from somewhere and not just making them up as i went along
No. Only sodium pentothol is a problem to obtain. It is no longer under patent. The last US company to make it in the US bought an Italian or Spanish (I don't remember which) subsidiary and transferred all production of SP to that company. When they found out they were the only ones making SP for the US market and that it was used in the 3 drug execution cocktail (huh huh huh) they objected and said, 'non.' Or whatever in their chimp language. The US company figured it was not worth it to start up a whole new line for a drug only used in rare cases in anesthesia (we mostly use propofol for induction now) and the 4-6 executions per year, in which they'd probably make a couple bucks profit per bottle, so they said fuck it.
I am an anesthesiologist. True story.
> meaning to say "idolized"
> being a fucking disabled toddler
Nigger, that has never existed anywhere, ever.
"Amateurism" as conceived in Coubertin's era meant rich people with enough leisure time to get really good at something and the money to bankroll their own efforts. It was meant to stand as a stark (and elitist) contrast to the "professionals" who often came from the lower classes and played sports for their living.
Im not sure, its just odd to me. I spent a good deal of time there on business. They are not communist, I went to school for economics. They are more free market than we are. The government doesnt say shit to you if you are a business. They have labor laws, people just telll them to fuck them selves and do not follow them. I literally was in a meeting where we went over labor laws and talked about which ones were avoidable.
To be hanged, drawn and quartered was a penalty in England for men guilty of high treason. The convicted were fastened to a wooden hurdle which was dragged by horse to the place of execution. Once there, they were ritually hanged (almost to the point of death), emasculated, disembowelled, beheaded and quartered (chopped into four pieces). As a warning against further dissent, these remains were often displayed at prominent places, such as London Bridge (where now stands The Shard - the tallest building in Europe). For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were burnt at the stake.
This method was abolished in England in 1870.
They put Mao's face on the bills to prevent counterfeiting. He's the only person who every single person in China recognizes instantly, since his face was all over propaganda posters for so many years.
thank you for that well though out and well researched response.
This is technically a bullshit fact.
AM radio is fucking huge it's hard enough to get one crammed inside the space of a walkmen these days let alone fit it inside a smartphone
>inb4 hurr you got internet radio tard.
not the same fucking thing you children.
That's like saying the internet was invented when we could designate the difference between a one and a zero in binary code by twanging a string between two tin cans, albeit with a pre-requisite agreement to how you communicated it.
Napoleon Bonaparte wasn't actually short. This is a myth that's persisted for two centuries, mainly due to 2 factors:
1) His height listed at his death was 5'2", but that was in French units. In modern international units, that converts to 5'7". Not tall by today's standards, but in early 19th century France, the average height was 5'5", so he was actually of above-average height during his lifetime.
2) Most descriptions of Napoleon today are derived from old British wartime accounts, which depicted Napoleon as being minuscule for propaganda purposes. In contrast, Britain's greatest war hero of the time, Lord Nelson, was 5'6".
lel top one looks like the guy who just won American Idol
The purposes of the Olympic movement according to the IOC are as follows:
>upholding ethics in sports
>encouraging participation in sports
>ensuring the Olympic Games take place on a regular period
>protecting the Olympic Movement
>encouraging and supporting the development of sport.
I don't see anything about entertaining couch potatoes in there.
if you own a radio transmitter you probably know more information than the average human being. All the secrets and weird things that inhabit the airways are at your disposal. just have to know which radio frequencies to tune in to.
Remember Tim Whatley from Seinfeld, the dentist who converted to Judaism just for the jokes?
Say my name.
Polar Bears have black skin and their fur is colorless.
A growing number of historians have concluded that there is no convincing evidence for the existence of Jesus. In the past, most historians were raised as Christians, so they a very biased point of view. There's even an Anglican priest who admitted that Jesus likely wasn't a historical figure.
Here's a personal MIND = BLOWN:
My grandfather was a builder who specialized in renovating near-derelict (mostly burned down) houses into brand-new looking places.
In the 1980's a Sri Lankan rich entrepreneur came to London and enlisted his services, buying up as many properties as he could like this and getting my granddad's crew to do them.
The Sri Lankan later invited my granddad and the whole family to Sri Lanka, all expenses paid in 1989.
On our first day there we went to the beach at Mount Lavinia, previously under British Colonial Rule until about 50 years earlier. When we got there our friend Ravinder said that most people here had never seen a white person before.
A strange stampede happened with about 1000 people running around screaming "The British are coming back!!!"
Our Sri Lankan friend got us out of there before Jumping Jack Flash could get his hand out of his pocket.
Our Sri Lankan friend went on to become a famous author and sold tens of millions of books in Asia.
Are you serious? Im an atheist and even I agree that Jesus was a real person.
He may not have been god but Roman, Egyptian, gentile and Jewish accounts that are totally separate from the "New Testament" of The Bible all agree there was a man from Nazareth who had a massive cult following and was executed by crucifixion and his cultists claimed that he rose from the dead.
Private Pyle from Full Metal Jacket
the Edgar bug from Men in Black
Detective Goren from Law & Order: Criminal Intent
All the same actor, Vincent D'Onofrio.
The band Boards Of Canada has so many subliminal messages in their music that if you listen to their songs often enough your mind subconsiously picks up on these messages without you even knowing. Meaning that they're chaninging the way you percieve music and life in general.
>closer to the building of Pizza Hut
>than the pyramids
There is no pizza hut in egypt, dumbass