Here are some amazing time comparisons to put things in perspective. From Stan Lee being older than sliced bread to Cleopatra living closer to our time period than to the construction of the pyramids, join us as we take a look at 10 mind blowing time comparisons.
- Cleopatra was born closer to the construction of the International Space Station than to the Pyramids.
The Great Pyramid was built circa 2560 BC while Cleopatra lived around 30 BC, that’s almost 500 years closer to the construction of the International Space Station in 1998.
- Stan Lee is older than sliced bread
Stan Lee was born in 1922. The first bread slicer wasn’t invented until 1928.
- France was still executing people by guillotine when the Apple II computer first went on sale.
The Apple II went on sale on June 10 1977 while the last guillotine execution in France was September 10 of the same year.
- The Karate Kid is now older than Mr Miyagi was in the first film.
That’s right, the Karate Kid Ralph Macchio is now 53, which is older than Pat Morita was when he first played Mr Miyagi.
- Time is Money
If you made one dollar every second it would take less than two weeks to make 1 million dollars but it would take over 31 years to make 1 billion dollars.
- A Wheely Interesting Fact
The first well-documented wheeled vehicle dates back between c. 3500 – 3350 BC. The first true automobile is widely credited to Karl Benz from Germany, in 1885. That’s a difference of well over 5000 years between the two. Comparatively, the first manned flight was 1903 and the moon landing was in 1969 – a gap of just 66 years!
- The television series M.A.S.H ran for well over 3 times the length of the Korean War.
- Will Smith is now older than Uncle Phil was at the start of Fresh Prince of Bel Air
When James Avery started playing Uncle Phil he was 45 years old, that’s a year younger than Will Smith is today.
- Say Narcissism!
It is estimated that 1 trillion photos will be taken in 2015. That means every minute we take more photos than all of humanity took in the 19th century – just one minute! If you printed all the photos we’ll take this year in 10X15 cm prints and lined them all up they would stretch for approximately 321 million kilometers. That’s enough to get to the sun and back!
- Wooly Mammoths existed 1000 years after the construction of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Most Wooly Mammoths died out around 10,000 years ago but a small population of 500-1000 survived on Wrangel Island until 1650 BC. That’s halfway through the Egyptian empire and about 1000 years after the pyramids were built.