Facts that will change your perception of time! These are the surprising facts that you wont believe and crazy facts that will shatter your concept of time!
7. Moon Landing Before Wheeled Suitcases
Maybe you've heard the phrase, "We can put a man on the moon, but we can't" This means, I can't believe humans can achieve something so brilliant, but not something so seemingly easy. Well, safe to assume this phrase was in its heyday the first 3 years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first landed on the moon in 1969. It's also safe to assume the most popular accompanying sentence to that phrase was "but we can't put wheels on a suitcase!" For those three years, families walking through the airport must have been absolutely flabbergasted towards the reason why they had to carry every single heavy suitcase on their journey. They were saved in 1972 when Bernard Sadow finally was able to sell his rolling suitcase idea to department stores. Bernard claims he was turned away for years by everyone claiming that no one would pull a piece of luggage, maybe they thought the laziness wasn't stylish. Well, flash forward to 2018 and everyone is dressed head to toe in pajamas while they roll their suitcases at the airport. Note to inventors, capitalize on laziness.
6. Oxford Older Than Aztecs
It is safe to assume everyone has studied the mighty Aztec Empire. It has undoubtedly produced some of the most interesting relics to study in textbooks and museums, and most students assume it was an ancient empire that predates most civilizations. This is not the case at all. The official beginning of the Aztec civilization traced to the completion of the city of Tenochtitlan in Mexico, which did not actually occur until 1325 AD! This is a full 229 years after the first classes at the University of Oxford began in 1096! What is even crazier is that the Aztecs barely had a rule at all. They were overtaken by Spanish conquerors in 1521, only 196 years after their beginning. That means the White House has been constructed and the home of presidents longer than the Aztecs ruled over central Mexico.
5. T. Rexs and Stegosauruses NOT Close
If you've ever watched the Land Before Time, or any other kids show about dinosaurs, it's common for all of the species to be lumped together. That is completely long. In fact, two of the most well known dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Stegosaurus lived almost 100 million years apart from each other. Stegosauruses lived about 150 million years ago and T. Rexs lived about 66 million years ago. That means that the Tyrannosaurus Rex is closer to humans! It just goes to show you how deep time goes compared to how we think.