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
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Sean L
Sean L Vor Stunde
none of these are surprising, still interesting though.
AJ Lynch
AJ Lynch Vor 11 Stunden
Here’s another: I am around before the 51 star flag.
chris geroge
chris geroge Vor 15 Stunden
Samsung was founded in 1938
Helios Sky
Helios Sky Vor 22 Stunden
The invention of the bicycle is a very interesting topic to think about because if you consider the technology that is required to produce the simplest bicycle, that tech has been around since the Roman era (minus the rubber for tires, however they could have just used solid wood wheels). So there is really no reason why humans couldn't have been pedaling themselves around 2000 years ago. It's incredible that nobody thought of that until the mid 19th century!
Nate Bueche
Nate Bueche Vor 2 Tage
The invention of the battery is older then the Bible.
J D Vor 3 Tage
14:44 Woolly mammoths would be "ancestors" not "descendants" of elephants.
J D Vor 11 Stunden
@Helios Sky Nice! My vast knowledge is improved. Thank you!
Helios Sky
Helios Sky Vor 22 Stunden
Also they aren't ancestors, they are separate lineages.
Riko Saikawa
Riko Saikawa Vor 3 Tage
lol they only count settlements of whites on american soil
Rodger Hodgson
Rodger Hodgson Vor 3 Tage
My oldest brother is two years younger than me.
Sean -Chesthole- Osman
I can't believe we landed on the moon before someone invented compound bows. Don't get me started on pockets and hallways neither.
Felix Keenan
Felix Keenan Vor 4 Tage
Train needed rails though, not hard to understand why iron wheel cycles wouldn't catch on... Pneumatic tires where made for bikes.
Evan Galyen
Evan Galyen Vor 5 Tage
Harvard was founded in 1636
Quirko Germont
Quirko Germont Vor 5 Tage
Longest in northamerican continent? Mexico have some older... And still north america
Alessandro Marcolin
Here is another one: in the span of time since I was born - 51 years ago - the world population has more than doubled. Human population that is, as the population of most other living forms decreased, in some cases to the brink of exintion.
AJ Lynch
AJ Lynch Vor 11 Stunden
Bugs are thriving too
David Beppler
David Beppler Vor 2 Tage
It will double again in 25 years. Unless something catastrophic happens.
Richard Hopkins
Richard Hopkins Vor 6 Tage
Try this one.. How long ago did they quit making pencils with lead, and start making them with graphite? 100 years ago? 200 years ago?? The answer is... Pencils were NEVER made with lead to write with. They have been made with graphite since they were first invented.
Ian Ireland
Ian Ireland Vor 6 Tage
Orville Wright was NOT the first he was the second. Richard William Pearse beat the Wright brothers by 6 months.
LaQuinn Rap God with the Rah-Rah
I think the world thinks the US is dumb
Mr Raptor
Mr Raptor Vor 7 Tage
Those wholly mammoth you showed, wasn't the species that lived when the pyramids were build, instead it was a much smaller, dwarf like species that lived secluded on an isle north of Siberia.
jessyg17 Vor 7 Tage
He butchers some random word in almost every video- this time it's guillotine. It drives me crazy and takes me out of the narrative.
One oftheabove
One oftheabove Vor 8 Tage
What world do the they actually pronounce the "LL's" in guillotine? PMSL.
Richard Hopkins
Richard Hopkins Vor 6 Tage
Yep, some people pronounce it how it would be if it were an English word
Richard Hopkins
Richard Hopkins Vor 6 Tage
A world that doesn't speak French
...you just say Jewbox? ... sounds like it...
Carolynne Walters
You mean "ascendant"? A descendant is a grandchild, great grandchild, etc.
TolkienOtaku Vor 9 Tage
You forgot my favorite: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank were both born in 1929 (King on January 15th, Frank on June 12th).
Kate M.
Kate M. Vor 10 Tage
The last execution by guillotinewas in 1977, but the last _public_ execution by guillotine was on June 17, 1939, of Eugen Weidmann. It was filmed from an apartment window (you can find the film on DE-vid) and was witnessed by a 17-year-old Christopher Lee.
jliller Vor 11 Tage
St. Augustine was 1565, not 1576.
Nicholas Ennos
Nicholas Ennos Vor 11 Tage
All manned space travel is fake.
Nicholas Ennos
Nicholas Ennos Vor 11 Tage
Ciabatta was only invented in 1982
John Barber
John Barber Vor 11 Tage
My brother in law's uncle got shot by baby-face Nelson.
Jamie Acree
Jamie Acree Vor 11 Tage
There is a tree somewhere in California that was around before the pyramids as well - and it is still living today. Appropriately named Methuselah, the tree - a bristlecone pine is estimated to be over 4,850 years old. It is in a protected location. The oldest pyramid by comparison is about 4,600 years old.
Oddman1980 Vor 13 Tage
Another company that's older than you'd think: Husqvarna. You've seen their mowers and weed-eaters, but they made motorcycles before Harley-Davidson did. But they're even older than that. Husqvarna originally started out making muskets in 1689. The logo for Husqvarna is supposed to to be the end of a gun barrel.
KJ k
KJ k Vor 14 Tage
Ann Englishman invented the pilotless, automatic airplane 80yrs before The Wright Brothers flew.
kxnqhype musiq
kxnqhype musiq Vor 14 Tage
How can something be founded that was already there (occupied by people)
Micah Philson
Micah Philson Vor 14 Tage
This is exactly why I have always wanted to create a comprehensive timeline of every fact I've heard, so you can start to see who was whose contemporary, and what was happening in one area of the world as another invented something we now consider fundamental.
Dildis Mc_swaggins
Dildis Mc_swaggins Vor 15 Tage
I believe that Tenochtitlan is actually the oldest city in the north American city that still is occupied.. as Mexico city was built on it. As the original city is believe to have been built in 1325.
Warrior Star
Warrior Star Vor 15 Tage
My state will be having it's bicentennial next year and I couldn't be more amazed that I live in an age where I can draw a vast comparison of 1820s Maine and Maine of the present day.
KJ k
KJ k Vor 14 Tage
Warrior Star It amazes me that I worked with a guy who grew up in the '20s (& teens).😮 I will see the 2020s next year.📅
pedro jimenez
pedro jimenez Vor 15 Tage
Boring your voice is boring you made me go to sleep
Fat Yoshi
Fat Yoshi Vor 15 Tage
The guillotine was still in use when the first Star Wars Movie was released.
Elsa B
Elsa B Vor 15 Tage
😲😲😲great video
Lisa T
Lisa T Vor 15 Tage
Oh Simon, Simon, Simon, it's messo america, not meeso!, and it'sco/ kees/ta/doors, not whatever it was you were saying usually I let these things slide, but these were hurting my ears! regardless, this was an amazing video, ans I hope you do more of these, please
Rodrigo Noriega
Rodrigo Noriega Vor 16 Tage
Ummm theres way older continuously ihabited cities in México and cuba such as Habana and Veracruz. Both 50 years older than anything in florida, and theyre in north América.
Sonja Morrison
Sonja Morrison Vor 16 Tage
Really want to mess with perceived times lines? Examine human slavery, "then" and now.
Sonja Morrison
Sonja Morrison Vor 16 Tage
Tiffany is about to be purchased by Louis Vuitton.
Jenderson Mohammed
Jenderson Mohammed Vor 17 Tage
Very interesting!
So Confused
So Confused Vor 17 Tage
Swear all this channel talks about is US history, if you can call a few hundred years history lol!
Magic Pete
Magic Pete Vor 17 Tage
England an island nation? I think not, it's found on an island.
Magic Pete
Magic Pete Vor 13 Tage
@Fat Yoshi Japan is an island nation as is Australia, there is a difference
Fat Yoshi
Fat Yoshi Vor 15 Tage
By that logic, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are not island countries.
Mikhail Moosa
Mikhail Moosa Vor 17 Tage
University of Kaureein predates Oxford but this is only European history right?
shoved to the right?
@11:32 the picture of the soldier looks like Paul McCartney...
Robert Sides
Robert Sides Vor 17 Tage
The electric chair sounds like a way worse way to go than the guillotine.
Mary Lee
Mary Lee Vor 18 Tage
Here's one. There are still only two genders.
Carewolf Vor 18 Tage
9:09 Old picture of Nørreport?
Jon S
Jon S Vor 18 Tage
Am I the only one who doesn't find it at all strange that Fenway opened the same year the Titanic sank? I mean, there's definitely a bit of coincidence in the two things happening the exact same year, but I associate Fenway and the Titanic with the same general period of history.
Faithless Hound
Faithless Hound Vor 18 Tage
Part of Damascus has been inhabited since 6300 B.C., which American evangelicals think was before the creation of the universe.
Mike M
Mike M Vor 19 Tage
The Wright brothers were the first to turn powered flight into a business. Others had flown before them: * Clément Ader in the Avion III (1897) * Gustave Whitehead in his No's. 21 and 22 aeroplanes (1901-1903) * Richard Pearse in his monoplane (1903-1904) - an New Zealander, so gets my vote for meeting the criteria :) * Samuel Pierpont Langley's Aerodrome A (1903) * Karl Jatho in Jatho biplane (1903) * The Wright brothers in the Wright Flyer (1903) * Alberto Santos-Dumont in the 14 Bis (1906) - later but 'better' flight / stricter definition
Benjamin Wright
Benjamin Wright Vor 19 Tage
Loved the video keep it up simon👍🏿
Day Dreamer
Day Dreamer Vor 19 Tage
Awesome! At 4:06, my hometown (today, population 50,000) appears on the map of Italy
snowbird Vor 20 Tage
I love this. We learn historical facts in isolation. I am always surprised to learn what was going on in other parts of the world.
Terri MacKay
Terri MacKay Vor 17 Tage
I had a history book that had charts showing what was happening at the same time in different parts of the world, and people who were alive at the same time. It was fascinating, as was this video.
OfficialJamion Vor 20 Tage
Alternate title to this video. The United States in much older than you think.
Julia Connell
Julia Connell Vor 20 Tage
I'm sorry america, 1971 is late for women voters but America didn't have universal female voting until the shocking late date of 1920! ( New Zealand was the first country - 1893 - first female mayor in that election, 3 female Prime Ministers first 2 in 1990s). African-American voting rights were not fully established until the 1960s ( and many would argue are under threat now in 2019)
nzym Vor 20 Tage
Please note that although Switzerland introduced the woman's right vote in 1971, it was not until 1990 that the Kanton of Appenzell adopted that right as the last State of Switzerland.
Queer Betch
Queer Betch Vor 20 Tage
There are continuously inhabited settlements in North America that are older than St. Augustine Florida. Cities like Mexico City and Tucson go back centuries earlier.
Kaleah Collins
Kaleah Collins Vor 20 Tage
Yet do United States government refused to pay African Americans for OUR ancestors work and this COUNTRY since before this country became a country
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