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10 Historical Facts That Will Seriously Mess With Your Perception of Time

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10. Oxford University in England was created before the emergence of the Aztec Empire in modern Mexico
9. Tiffany & Company is older than the nation of Italy
8. The Titanic sank the same month that Boston’s Fenway Park opened for business
7. The guillotine was still in use when Jimmy Carter was President of the United States
6. The bicycle evolved years after the steam engine revolutionized locomotion
5. The first man to achieve powered flight lived to see it accomplished at speeds faster than sound
4. The last American pensioner from the Civil War died in the 21st century
3. The Indianapolis 500 is older than the 50 star American flag (and the 48 star flag, too)
2. Woolly mammoths were still roaming the earth when the pyramids were built at Giza
1. Americans were on the moon before women in Switzerland were allowed to vote
Source/Further reading:
www.ox.ac.uk/about/organisation/history?wssl=1
www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/article/the-history-of-tiffany-tiffanys/
www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/kennedys-bio-john-francis/
www.thesun.co.uk/news/6044102/beheading-experiments-guillotine-severed-heads-remain-alive/
www.americanheritage.com/great-bicycle-craze
www.npca.org/articles/1028-the-wright-stuff
www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/08/24/one-n-c-woman-still-receiving-civil-war-pension/594982001/
www.smithsonianmag.com/history/one-hundred-years-of-the-indy-500-158836397/
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1XkbKQwt49MpxWpsJ2zpfQk/13-mammoth-facts-about-mammoths
news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/country-that-didnt-let-women-vote-till-1971/
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commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Alcazar,_St._Augustine,_Florida,_1898.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_Conrad_Gesner_by_J.J._Boissard._Wellcome_L0017768.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nintendo_1889.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NintendoCards.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Wall_Street_Journal_first_issue.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1704_Gemelli_Map_of_the_Aztec_Migration_from_Aztlan_to_Chapultapec_-_Geographicus_-_AztecMigration-gemelli-1704.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SSA41434.JPG
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Senyeres-Invencible-Plymouth.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:University_College,_Oxford;_aerial_view_with_key_and_scale._Wellcome_V0014175.jpg
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www.pexels.com/photo/europe-history-italy-monument-23806/
www.maxpixel.net/static/photo/1x/Nation-Flag-Italy-State-2356384.jpg
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Justin Moore
Justin Moore Vor 22 Stunden
The only thing that matters is time with my son. You are all scumbags and psychos. Try to be less scummy when I get my son next time. Thanks.
thelordofhellaz
thelordofhellaz Vor 2 Tage
Mozart lived past the American War for Independence
Cook j
Cook j Vor 2 Tage
There where monuments here before Europeans, french and Spaniards came. Even before the Mongolians, blk people were in America. Look at hieroglyphs in those pyramids in Mexico
Jeff Hoag
Jeff Hoag Vor 5 Tage
Thanks, Simon! I copy and paste the link to some of your videos into the google classroom space for my classes at the Detroit Public Service Academy!
loren1955
loren1955 Vor 8 Tage
Simon, love the clips and you always seem to be spot on with your facts. Definitely missed one on your lead in to this clip stating that St Augustine is the oldest continuous settlement in North America. Wrong. Oraibi is a village belonging to the Hopi tribe that is found in the northeastern region of Arizona, specifically in Navajo County. Oraibi is also popularly known as Orayvi by its indigenous inhabitants and is situated in the Hopi Reservation on the Third Mesa near the village of Kykotsmovi. Oraibi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in North America, having been established before the year 1100 CE. According to archeological speculation, the Hopi were forced to abandon some of their smaller villages in the area due to a series of severe droughts during the late 13th century. As a result, the Hopi were concentrated in a few population centers around the area. Oraibi is among the surviving settlements whose population grew making the place popular. What would have made your statement correct would have to say St Augustine is the oldest continuous European settlement in North America.
mattsmith1318
mattsmith1318 Vor 9 Tage
Correction Simon, "The United States (most formerly many Indian nations and Mexico/U.S.S.R./ independent nations) remains a young country compared to 'most' of the rest of the world." We're about two hundred years younger than Russia (most formerly U.S.S.R.) to start, and only seventy years younger than Great Britain( most formally England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales). When you consider that the Earth (including all continents) is around 4.5 billion years old that's not a lot of time..
X-01 Unknown
X-01 Unknown Vor 10 Tage
I like how he pronounces “future” as few-cha. I think the New York accent does about the same.
farfett_il-lejl
farfett_il-lejl Vor 11 Tage
Murica, murica, murica, are there not enough places to talk about other than the usa?
macvoutie
macvoutie Vor 12 Tage
The New York Highlanders that played the Boston Red Sox on opening day at Fenway Park the year the Titanic sunk later changed their name to the New York Yankees after years of being referred to as such by sports reporters.
Zhong Ping
Zhong Ping Vor 12 Tage
Little promise that no one will venture further from the moon in foreseeable future? Is elan musk a joke to you?
Leah Walentosky
Leah Walentosky Vor 16 Tage
Martin Luther King and Anne Frank were born the same year
Leah Walentosky
Leah Walentosky Vor 16 Tage
The mammoths were roaming the earth when the pyramids were built. Rosa Parks was Born in the same month Harriet Tubman died, Betty White was born closer to the Civil War than 9/11, if you were born in 1990 you were born closer to the moon landing than today
Leah Walentosky
Leah Walentosky Vor 16 Tage
Mexico City is the oldest city in North America
DesiderataTruth
DesiderataTruth Vor 21 Tag
What are you talking about, Simon? Irene Triplett isn't dead, she's my 2nd cousin 4x removed--my grandmother grew up with her (small community in Wilkes Co, NC). I've met her myself, and I've got family that would visit her pretty often. She's only 90, we're very long-lived.
Andrew Wash
Andrew Wash Vor 22 Tage
USA, not very old but still the freest place to live.
jwhitely7
jwhitely7 Vor 24 Tage
1:24 Jew Box?
Dia da Vinci
Dia da Vinci Vor 28 Tage
Okay. #2 actually blew my mind. I knew the dates for both but had never put them together.
Googan McBoogie
Googan McBoogie Vor 29 Tage
#2 is speculation. There is no concrete evidence for those dates.
steweygrrr
steweygrrr Vor Monat
USS Iowa: RADAR guided gun fire control that used RADAR connected to mechanical computers to make its shots incredibly accurate against moving targets 15 miles away, surface search RADAR that allowed it to find and engage targets it hadn't sighted visually, had a RADAR that could make every anti-aircraft gun on the ship track a single target, able to move several tens of thousands of tons of metal at 33 knots for extended periods and even withstood being hit by a typhoon for 3 days straight with no loss of life and little damage besides a float plane blown overboard while 3 destroyers were lost with all hands and several other ships badly damaged. Even after all that she spent nearly 70 years in service, although for much of that she and her sisters were left in reserve, and even saw action in the Gulf War where she used both her WWII era guns guided by UAVs and modern Tomahawk cruise missiles to engage Iraqi troops. Also USS Iowa: built with the use of mules and riveted together (for the most part) rather than welded and almost everything aboard was driven by manpower with little in the way of automation compared to even modern cargo ships. It amazes me that a ship like that was basically left to rust after the Korean War and was stilled able to be reactivated and put into active service again in the mid 1980s.
Ken Hudson
Ken Hudson Vor 27 Tage
Any info on which companies /universities/labs did the research and developed/built all that radar controlled technology?
binaway
binaway Vor Monat
The US government is one of the oldest in the world. The current French 5th republic dates from 1958.
Nona Eubinis
Nona Eubinis Vor Monat
Like I believe a white man when he tells me when history happened! LOL
Dj D.
Dj D. Vor Monat
Betty White, Martin Luther King Jr, and Anne Frank were all born in the same year: 1929.
David Wise
David Wise Vor Monat
#11: Computer cards predated the electronic computer by about half a century. In the 1880's, Herman Hollerith invented a system of encoding data on punch cards and an electric tabulating machine that would read those cards. That system was used to process the 1890 US Census within a few years as opposed to the more-than-a-decade it would have taken by hand. In 1921, his company merged with two others to create International Business Machines (IBM). Data processing was big business -- I once saw a photograph from the 1920's of one of many large desks in a bank completely covered with stacks of punch cards about two feet deep. In the 1950's IBM CEO Thomas Watson, Sr, refused to get into the new computer business, but his son and successor, Thomas Watson, Jr, did take that step finally mating the "computer card" with the computer.
Rohini Guiland
Rohini Guiland Vor Monat
We put a man on the moon before we put wheels on luggage. The first moon walk happened in 1969 and the wheeled luggage hit the market in 1970s.
jackgibs xxx07
jackgibs xxx07 Vor Monat
1096 till 1530s is a little over 400 yrs not almost 500 yrs.
Shoegaze forever
Chuck Yeager was the first to OFFICIALLY break the sound barrier after American engineers conned their British counterparts into handing over their supersonic research. However, there is some evidence that the first plane to break the sound barrier may have been a Messerschmidt 262 in WWII.
Felton Pruett
Felton Pruett Vor Monat
There were men walking on the moon before wheels were put on suitcases.
Truey D
Truey D Vor Monat
One day there will be top 10s about top tenz
R.I.P THUNDER CAT
14:46 ancestors not descendents
Jeremy Tannehill
Qubeck city is the oldest city in north america
Spookay T'is Me
Spookay T'is Me Vor Monat
Lol 👀 America isn't a young country... Before Europeans settled it, America was ancient and also, SURPRISE... *already there* - albeit it was called something else. The name is young, the country is just as ancient as everywhere else on Earth lol
Neil Goodman
Neil Goodman Vor Monat
>>Mr. Whistler, well done. I am always astounded at the Wright Brothers' accomplishments with respect to supersonic flight. I think what lessons could humanity learn if we (I think therefore I am...) could harness the methodology of the brothers. They synthesized the wing, the internal combustion engine, catapult, steering by flapping, and simplicity (or maybe they just forgot stuff). >>I also wonder how and why the latter part of the 19th and early 20th Centuries were so productive when it turns out the American Civil War stayed with us until the 21st, continuing with the State of Virginia struggling to put aside statues to slavery, oppression, and fear. >>Imagine if statues to Hitler graced the German countryside; of course, Stalin is still erect in certain parts of the Russian "Federation;" as Putin enables the extremists of the Orthodox Church as he grabs for the tsar's crown. Hmmm.
Walt Nelson
Walt Nelson Vor Monat
However. one must ask, when will women drive...wait for it...on the moon?
Anthony Windom
Anthony Windom Vor Monat
Alcohol is still Illegal in my county..
Neil Goodman
Neil Goodman Vor Monat
Annnd I'll drrrink to zaht.
Wanda B
Wanda B Vor Monat
Simon likes insulting Americans. Back at you, Simon.🙄
Neil Goodman
Neil Goodman Vor Monat
How? What is your evidence?
Javier Meade
Javier Meade Vor Monat
The data on St Augustine is not correct. Mexico City has been continuously inhabited since the 1300s and yes it is in North America.
Sullenger
Sullenger Vor Monat
Its time to bring the old guillotine out of mothballs and dust it off.
Neil Goodman
Neil Goodman Vor Monat
Oh, drop it, already.
Tubmaster 5000
Tubmaster 5000 Vor Monat
The Hudson's Bay Company, a Canadian department store chain (commonly referred to as "the Bay"), was originally a fur trading company chartered by King Charles ii of England in1670. It once controlled vast areas of the North American continent.
Neil Goodman
Neil Goodman Vor Monat
They still make the best wool blankets (even if they were tyrants)
Diane Greene
Diane Greene Vor Monat
I thought Third Mesa, on what is now the Hopi Indian Reservation, is the oldest continuously occupied site in North America. In the sixties many Americans thought that by the year 2000 we'd all be living under domes on the moon.
MrShanester117
MrShanester117 Vor Monat
Another interesting fact is that farts have lumps. What? They don’t? Well I just pooped my pants then
True Thomas
True Thomas Vor 2 Monate
Scotland introduced a beheading machine, "The Maiden" in 1564. It can be seen in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. The UK was still running steam locomotives when NASA were launching Saturn V rockets into space, in preparation for the first Moon landing. The last steam locomotives were withdrawn by British Railways in August 1968, less than a year before the Apollo 11 mission.
Ken Hudson
Ken Hudson Vor 27 Tage
@Peter Gray Does India still run them?
Peter Gray
Peter Gray Vor Monat
Germany ran steam locomotives until 1977.
Day Zero Gaming
Day Zero Gaming Vor 2 Monate
Guy who fought in the first world war lived to see the fall of the twin towers in New York
PRAZ CuRay
PRAZ CuRay Vor 2 Monate
Please don’t show Hillary again
hydrolito
hydrolito Vor 2 Monate
So did Moon buggies inspire talking Dune Buggy Cartoon in 1970 or was it more inspired by Herbie the Love Bug?
hydrolito
hydrolito Vor 2 Monate
Spanish got help from tribes that were enemies of the Aztecs. Tiffany boxes shown looks more like a light green than blue. If your partly color blind have someone else help you with the video before describing colors. In 1927 Member of the school board, Andrew Kehoe planted explosives and flammables in Bath, Michigan School approximately the same time Charles Lindberg was flying over ocean. Can see other videos about this I did not make them and am not associated with them.
Nick Carlson
Nick Carlson Vor 2 Monate
John McCain Jr. married someone born in 1912. As of March 2020 she still lives.
Douglas Chappa
Douglas Chappa Vor 2 Monate
Actually Pensacola FL Is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the USA .....common mistake ....st Augustine has the oldest building ..their fort
Holly Wagner
Holly Wagner Vor 2 Monate
Mammoths would be the ANCESTORS of elephants NOT descendants!!!!!!!
Kathryn Ashworth
Kathryn Ashworth Vor 2 Monate
England was and is not an island nation, we are attached to both Scotland and Wales (and I don’t blame them for not wanting to be).
Joe Mullin
Joe Mullin Vor 2 Monate
The oldest civil war pensioner died a few years ago.
Ink le nation 1972
Ink le nation 1972 Vor 2 Monate
So space X and Elon Musk ARE a total joke and liars?!. As they clearly state we shall be on mars soon..
Joe Boike
Joe Boike Vor 2 Monate
I am older than Spain. America is older than france too.
SmallKyler
SmallKyler Vor 2 Monate
Simon, I would really like to know how you do all these diffrent channels? You should make a video explaining how you do all of this.
MET-TECH LLC
MET-TECH LLC Vor 2 Monate
Come on, Simon, the word is 'cycling', not 'bicycling'. You know it, so I don't know why you're being annoying.
Neutron Pixie
Neutron Pixie Vor 2 Monate
Penrose Steps (MC Escher's endless stairs) are the same age of Kevin Spacey.
KJCP
KJCP Vor 2 Monate
Romans be like dude look at these pyramids!!! And the locals be like... Yeah whatever! Stack of rocks dude. Always been there. Dad take us camping there... Totally sucked.
Stephen Fox
Stephen Fox Vor 2 Monate
On the subject of Chuck Yeager. He was played by Sam Shepard in the 80's movie The Right Stuff portraying Yeager's actions in the 50's and 60's. In 2017 when Shepard died at 73 one of the people Tweeting about his death was the then 95 year old retired Brigadier General Charles Elwood Yeager. He's still quite active on Twitter at 97!
Tecumseh Cristero
Tecumseh Cristero Vor 2 Monate
Mexico city is the oldest continuously occupied city on the North American continent
efnissien
efnissien Vor 3 Monate
In Mississippi education wasn't compulsory until 1982. and is ranked the worst performing state in the US for educational achievement.
Mark Reaves
Mark Reaves Vor 3 Monate
If air and space progress continued at a similar pace to how it did between 1900 and 1969, it wouldn't be surprising if we had a colony on Mars today of at least a thousand souls and bases on the moons of other planets and close to being able to leave our star system. I really don't know what stopped progress, maybe a loss of interest, maybe a lack of funds, maybe distractions because we humans can't seem to get along, but regardless of the cause(s), we have stagnated. Getting independent colonies outside of our planet and star system is actually a high priority. We are one rock away from extinction. One missed rock of decent size and speed and aim could completely wipe out our species. If we had an independent colony on Mars and such a rock came knocking, the Mars colony could potentially repopulate the Earth and/or come to the aid of any survivors. If we don't escape our star system before the sun dies, we die too.
d blank
d blank Vor 3 Monate
Just want to say that a few different North American cities make the "oldest" claim, including St John's, Newfoundland and Quebec City in Canada
Jill Worrell
Jill Worrell Vor 3 Monate
Civil war VA was pretty cool, didn't ever think about it
Paul Badtram
Paul Badtram Vor 3 Monate
America may be a young nation, but national governments go the United States government has been around longer than most European governments.
Vincent Beville
Vincent Beville Vor 3 Monate
@ 2:30 in the video: Sorry, English scholars (white people) were not the "world leaders of knowledge."
Amghannam
Amghannam Vor 3 Monate
I know you're trying to sound French, well sorry but Guillotine in French is pronounced the same as in English and not like at 6:20 ..
Daniel V
Daniel V Vor 3 Monate
It's wild that someone born in 1890 would be old enough to remember the Wright Brothers first flight in the news, and "only" be 79 years old at the time of the first moon landing.
Paul Christian
Paul Christian Vor 3 Monate
It’s surprising that women couldn’t vote in Switzerland until 1971. We should adopt similar measures in the UK. There still appears to be a strange group of mostly students who clamor for a communist government under a beardie moron called Jeremy Corbyn. There needs to be a basic test of economics and a minimum IQ before you can vote.
whattheheck1000
whattheheck1000 Vor 3 Monate
It's weird to think that at the time I was born, the guillotine had last been used just 15 years earlier, and had I been the age I actually am today when I was born, I'd probably remember hearing about the last guillotine execution. The guillotine was last used on Sept. 10, 1977, I was born Dec. 25, 1992. That makes me 9,908 days old (27 years and 47 days) as of this comment. Had I been 9,908 days old on Dec. 25, 1992, I would have been born on Nov. 9, 1965 and would have been 11 at the time of that execution. By that age I followed events in the death penalty and probably would have taken notice that they were still doing guillotine executions. They also did Garrote executions in Spain as late as 1974. That's literally a strangulation execution. Some other things, most of them less sad, that I was born closer to than the present day: -The legalization of interracial marriages across the entire USA. (June 12, 1967) -Most of the Vietnam War -The passage of the first federal safety standards for cars (Sept. 9, 1966) -Most people getting color TV and color photography. -The moon landing (July 20, 1969) -Hippies, hippies, hippies February 10, 2020 5:58 pm
whattheheck1000
whattheheck1000 Vor 3 Monate
My maternal grandfather was born the same month that the first movie with sound came out. His birth is closer to: -the presidency of Andrew Jackson (ended March 4, 1837) -the incorporation of Chicago as a city (March 4, 1837) -the invention of publicly available photography (daguerreotype, 1839) -the beginning of the Oregon Trail (early 1840's) -the annexation of Texas (1845) -the birth of some people who would be slaves as adults in the USA (pre-1847) -the end of Japan's "closed country" policy (1854) than the present day. He's been around for an entire 38% of American history. In his lifetime, the world population has gone from 2 billion to about 7.75 billion. There are FOUR TIMES as many people on earth today as there were when he was born. The earth's population has INCREASED by a higher number of people in my lifetime than the earth's entire population was when he was born. I'm only 27. He saw WWII as a teen. The entirety of the Civil Rights Movement as an adult. The first television ever in his house, he bought himself as an adult. Has owned vehicles that had plate glass windows, as in the kind that will literally kill you if they break and were outlawed on new cars in 1937, as well as something with 6 airbags and an IIHS top safety pick. He's still alive. February 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Christina Inman
Christina Inman Vor 3 Monate
“The United States continued to bare the cost of the civil war over 150 years later” Me: thanks southern democrats 🧐
zew 1
zew 1 Vor 3 Monate
The NY Highlanders became the Yankees for all those who did not know. Cheers 🍀
Dudepool
Dudepool Vor 3 Monate
Fun fact about the breaking of the Red Sox curse: we did it with help from Jimmy Buffett. Yup, we had to get wasted away again in margaritaville to win lmao.
Andy Marshall
Andy Marshall Vor 3 Monate
Boring sorry
Endergamer 748
Endergamer 748 Vor 3 Monate
As a Saint Augustine resident and frequent pencil user, I just want to say... You’ve got some guts for that intro.
Arne Sahlen
Arne Sahlen Vor 3 Monate
Titanic focus was first revived by Walter Lord's 1955 book, A Night to Remember, and its 1958 movie. Then came TV documentaries, movies, magazine articles, books, fictionizings etc. Robert Ballard and James Cameron brought it all to a powerful peak.
Eric Wlezniak
Eric Wlezniak Vor 3 Monate
The Nazi party of Germany used the guillotine more than the French during the reign of terror.
Monkey Wash
Monkey Wash Vor 3 Monate
The first licensed pilot in the USA also lived long enough to see the first moon landing.
Coleen Parsons
Coleen Parsons Vor 3 Monate
More of these, please! The comments are filled with some great suggestions.
MS Thalamus
MS Thalamus Vor 3 Monate
A "singularly American" thing would have been to see if guns will fire on the moon. (A bit surprised they didn't TBH.)
Rip Sumrall
Rip Sumrall Vor 4 Monate
Convert to christianity and servitude... same o same o
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