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Historical Events You Won’t Believe Happened At The Same Time

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Everything Your High School History Teacher Ever Told You Is A Lie

Okay, maybe not EVERYTHING. But chances are you were probably sleeping through those lessons anyway, so sit up and put your thinking caps on, kids. It’s about to be a bumpy ride.
What would you say if I told you that woolly mammoths were still walking around when the Egyptians were building their pyramids? Anne Frank and Audrey Hepburn? Exact same age. Did you know Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire? Like, by a LOT?

Yeah, now we’ve got your attention.

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Without further ado, read on to have your mind blown and all your sense of historical reality shattered into a million pieces.

Marilyn Monroe And Queen Elizabeth Were Born 40 Days Apart

Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth


Yeah. It’s easy to forget that were Marilyn alive today as she would be 90 years old. In an interestingly metaphysical turn of events, death ended up letting Marilyn Monroe stay young forever. Lizzy? Not so much.

Brooklyn Bridge Is Older Than Tower Bridge In London

Brooklyn Bridge and Tower Bridge


Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883 — one year prior to the completion of Tower Bridge in London. Most people would assume that the iconic bridge in London — the older city by close to 2,000 years — would outdate Brooklyn’s famous bridge, but alas, it does not!