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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How About Some Interesting History!!!


Every two minutes, we take as many photos as all of humanity took during the 1800s.

On the left is the first photograph ever taken (1826), View from the Window at Le Gras by French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. On the right is a cat who accidentally took a picture of itself (2013). It’s estimated that in 2014, humans will take 880 billion photos (not including cats). In fact, 10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months.


 Oxford University is older than the Aztecs.

Teaching started in Oxford as early as 1096, and by 1249, the University was officially founded. The Aztec civilization as we know it began with the founding of Tenochtitlán in 1325.

The oldest living person's birth is closer to the signing of the Constitution than present day.

Misao Okawa was born in 1898, an astonishing 116 years ago. The Constitution was signed in 1787, which makes her life 4 years closer to the historic Philadelphia convention than to today.

The fax machine was invented the same year people were traveling the Oregon Trail.


The first fax machine was developed by Alexander Bain in 1843, meanwhile The Great Migration began across America.
Pretty amazing, huh!!! 


José Mendonça said...

Super post, Sylvia!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very interesting bit of info here Sylvia, especially re the photography.

Rajlakshmi said...

those are interesting facts. 116 years!! woww she has seen so much.

TexWisGirl said...

that is really neat! :)

James said...

Wow! Amazing and very interesting stuff!


Unbelievable about the Fax machine.

I love these little bits of trivia Sylvia.

Lois said...

Those are some amazing and interesting facts Sylvia!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Interesting ... you do find the best stuff.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Great tidbits Sylvia! YAM xx

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