Every two minutes, we take as many photos as all of humanity took during the 1800s.
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.
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.
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.
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.