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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.


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.



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.

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



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

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?"

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


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