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17 Bizarre Facts That'll Fuck With Your Perception Of Time

Anne Frank, Barbara Walters, and Martin Luther King Jr. were all born in the same year.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the craziest facts they know about time. Here are the mind-blowing results.

1. For starters, Martin Luther King Jr., Barbara Walters, and Anne Frank were all born in the same year.

They were all born in 1929, which was 88 years ago.

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2. At this moment, you're currently the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be.

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3. We're closer to the year 2033 than we are to the year 2000.

The year 2000 was 17 years ago, while the year 2033 is only 16 years away.—sarahwainschel
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The year 2000 was 17 years ago, while the year 2033 is only 16 years away.

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4. In the amount of time Queen Elizabeth II has been alive, the United States has had 16 presidents.

She was born in April of 1926, which means she's been around for every president from Calvin Coolidge to the current White House resident for the last 91 years.

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5. When the oldest person on Earth was born, there was a completely different set of people living on Earth than there are now.

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6. France was still using the guillotine to execute people when Star Wars was released.

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France didn't stop using the guillotine until September of 1977, while Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope came out in May of the same year.

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7. People who were born in 1969 have experienced approximately 20% of all U.S. history firsthand.

The United States was founded in 1776, which was 241 years ago. One-fifth of 241 is 48.2, which is the total number of years someone who was born in 1969 would be alive for today.

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8. Two people who are born at the exact same time can technically have different birthdays, depending on time zones.

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9. John Tyler, America's 10th president, was born in the 1700s but has two living grandchildren.

President Tyler had a son when he was 63 years old, and that son had a child when he was 73, which resulted in the two living grandchildren.

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10. Cleopatra lived closer to us now than she did to the building of the Great Pyramids.

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She was born in 69 B.C., but the Pyramids of Giza started construction in 2575 B.C.

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11. Everyone who was born in the 1990s has lived through two centuries and three decades, but they aren't even 30 years old yet.

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They've made it through the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as living through the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.

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12. The Tyrannosaurus rex lived closer to us in time than it did to the Stegosaurus.

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T-rex fossils date back to around 66 million years ago, while Stegosaurus fossils date back to over 144 million years ago.

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13. Woolly mammoths were still around when the Great Pyramid of Giza was being built.

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Believe it or not, but woolly mammoths only became extinct about 4,000 years ago.

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14. One million seconds is equal to 11 days, while one billion seconds is equal to almost 32 years.

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—James Malachy Meaney, Facebook

15. There are living sharks on Earth that are older than the United Kingdom.

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Researchers used radiocarbon dating to discover that a female Greenland shark is over 400 years old, while the United Kingdom wasn't founded until 1707.

—Matthew Gregory Spence, Facebook

16. Current high school students are learning about 9/11 as a historical event. They can't answer the question "Where were you when 9/11 happened?"

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The typical high school freshman is 14–15 years old, while 9/11 occurred almost 16 years ago.

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17. And unfortunately, today's college kids have never lived in a world without The Black Eyed Peas.

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The band was formed in 1995, which was 22 years ago.

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