Just thought I'd sprinkle a dose of wtf into your day ✨
- •Harvard is older than calculusHarvard, established in 1636, came well before the invention of calculus in 1684.
- •There are whales today that are older than the book Moby DickGiven that some whales live more than 200 years, it is entirely coherent that there is a whale out there who is older than the 1851 novel by Herman Melville.
- •Sliced bread was introduced after the birth of actress Betty WhiteBetty White was six years old (yes, at one point she was a child) when the first loaf of sliced bread was sold in 1928.
- •The last time the Cubs won the World Series was before US women had the right to voteThe Cubs last won the World Series in 1908, a full 12 years before women were granted suffrage under the 19th amendment.
- •Oxford was founded before the AztecsYep, Oxford is THAT old. Classes began in 1096 and the institution became a full scale university in 1249. Meanwhile, the origin of the Aztec civilization, the city of Tenochtitlán, was not founded until 1325.
- •The Ancient Egyptians long existed before the extinction of the Wooly MammothWhen the final Wooly Mammoths went extinct around 1650 BC, the pharaohs were about halfway through their reign and the Pyramid of Giza was already 1000 years old.
- •The 10th president of the United States, John Tyler, has two living grandchildrenJohn Tyler, who himself was born in 1790, is survived by two grandchildren. The two were born in 1924 and 1928. The only way this was possible is that Tyler men fathered children extremely late in life.
- •Every 2 minutes, we take more photographs than were captured during the 1800sIn fact, it's also estimated that 10% of all photographs ever taken were captured in the last 12 months.