Think you've got a good feel for the flow of human history? Think again!
The Great Pyramid of Giza was completed around 2540 BC, while the first Pizza Hut was opened in 1958. Cleopatra lived around 30 BC, which is substantially closer in time to the first Pizza Hut than the pyramids.
On the left is the first photograph ever taken in 1826; on the right is a photo a cat accidentally took of itself.
Oxford was officially founded in 1249, whereas Tenochtitlán was built in 1325, marking the accepted beginning of the Aztec civilization.
James Avery was 45 years old when the first episode was filmed. Will Smith is now 46.
The Wright Brothers managed to stay in the air for 59 seconds in 1903. Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969. Technological progress is exponential!
That's right, the calculator you used to play classic arcade games in the back of class was about six times more powerful than the computer that landed on the moon.
Jeralean Talley was born in 1899, nearly 116 years ago. The Constitution was signed in 1787, which makes her birth closer to the Constitutional Convention than today.
The Tylers are a family of late procreators! John Tyler had a son, Lyon, at 63 years old, and Lyon went on to have two sons, Lyon Jr. and Harrison at ages 71 and 75, respectively. Both are still alive!
The last, isolated populations of mammoths survived until around 1650 BC, around 1,000 years after the building of the pyramids.
The patent for the first fax machine was filed in 1843, the same time period of America's westward expansion.
Star Wars first aired in theaters in May 1977, four months prior to the last guillotine execution in France.
Betty White Was born in 1922, six years before Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the machine to slice commercially sold bread.
The first Warner Bros. theater opened in 1903, while The Ottoman Empire was dissolved in 1923 after over 700 years of existence.
Calculus was derived in the late 17th century, several decades after Harvard was founded in 1636.
The Women's Suffrage movement finally won out in 1920, twelve years after the Cubs last won the big one.
Neuroscientist David Eagleman believes every human's consciousness lags at least 80 milliseconds behind actual events.
Stegosaurus lived around 150 million years ago, while the T-Rex went extinct about 65 million years ago.
In 1968, the world's population was 3,557,000,000. Today, that number has grown to 7,217,000,000.
There are Bowhead whales living off the coast of Alaska that were born over 200 years ago, considerably before "Moby Dick" was written in 1851!
That's right, we've only been around for about 0.004% of Earth's history.