9 unexpected facts that will challenge your perception of timeVika
Some events leave such a deep imprint on history and culture that they become markers of the era. Some of them seem very recent, while others are not. But if you look at them from a different angle and compare them with each other, you will find some facts that will change your perception of time.
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1. The last Harry Potter book was released the same year the iPhone first appeared.
In 2007, fans of the young wizard were waiting for the release of the last book. In the same year, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone to the world.
2. Only 58 years passed between the first flight of the aircraft and the first flight into space.
In 1903, the Wright brothers made the first flight in a powered airplane. But less than 60 years later, the first spacecraft with Yuri Gagarin was launched.
3. There is a 35-year gap between the creation of the Internet and the invention of Facebook.
In 1969, scientists created the ARPANET, which worked much like the Internet today. And only 35 years later, Mark Zuckerberg founded the world's largest social network.
4. From the moment the first film was shown to the release of the film "Avatar", 114 years have passed.
The famous film by the Lumière brothers was shown to the world in 1895 and made a huge impression on everyone who saw it. 114 years later, James Cameron showed the world Avatar, and it became the highest-grossing film of the time.
5. First there was a train, and then a bicycle.
The first locomotive was built in 1802 by Richard Trevithick. And the first bicycle, similar to modern ones, appeared only in 1885.
6. The Eiffel Tower and Starry Night appeared in the same year.
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889. It was designed as a temporary structure. No one could even imagine that he would become one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. In the same year, Vincent Van Gogh painted one of the most famous paintings in the world.
7. Christopher Lee was born during the Ottoman Empire.
The famous British actor Christopher Lee, famous for his role as Saruman, was born on May 27, 1922. When he was born, the Ottoman Empire still existed.
8. Harvard already existed, and no one knew anything about Newton and his laws.
The prestigious Harvard University is one of the oldest educational institutions in the United States. It was founded on September 8, 1636. One of the most famous scientists in the world, Isaac Newton, was born 6 years after the founding of the university.
9. People born on December 31, 2000, and January 1, 2001, were born in different millennia.
The last day of 2000 fell on the end of the twentieth century and the end of the second millennium AD. And January 1, 2001, was the beginning of the twenty-first century and the third millennium. Children born in the last minutes of 2000 and the first minutes of 2001 were born not only in different centuries but also in different millennia.