10 Facts That Will Make You Feel Young

History has its merits.

1. If the World Wide Web was a student, It’d probably still be in college.

2. Less than a century ago, this camera was state of the art.

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3. Basketball was invented in 1891.

4. Recorded sound is a more recent development than Braille.

5. Shakespearean English is considered Modern English.

6. Europeans started printing about 50 years before Columbus landed in America.

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Before 1439, everything was written by hand.

7. The Chinese written language was standardized in the second century BC.

8. The Great Pyramid of Giza was built about 4500 years ago.

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Roman leader Julius Caesar lived closer to today than he did to the construction of the pyramid.

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(By about 400 years.)

9. Humans and mastadons co-existed for several thousand years

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Mastadons went extinct about 10,000 years ago.

10. Pretty much anything Carl Sagan ever said.

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