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When we try to put historical events into perspective, we often simplistically divide things into 'old days' and 'modern times,' because our brains can often struggle with the concept of time. But what happens when things that you would consider to belong to the contemporary world are actually much older than we think? It jolts us out of our comfortable categorization and forces us to reasses the way we percieve history. That can only be a good thing, right? We here at Bored Panda have compiled a series of historical events that surprisingly took place at more or less the same time, and will make you think twice about how you look at the past. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and prepare to have your mind blown!
人類的大腦一遇到“時間”這個概念往往就要抓狂,正因如此,當我們想要從宏觀的歷史概念來審視某些單個的歷史事件時,大腦往往會簡單的把這些事件劃分成“古代”的事情和“現代”的事情。不過,如果我告訴你,那些你認為發生在當代的事情其實比你想象的年代久遠的多,不知你會作何感想?這無疑會讓我們簡單的歷史分類法受到震撼,讓我們不得不反思自己的歷史觀。吾日三省吾身,這也不失為一件好事。我們整理了一組相互對照的歷史事件,這些事件發生的時間相差無幾,一定會讓你大吃一驚,重新審視自己對歷史的認知。

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1.John Tyler, America's Tenth President, Was Born In 1790. He Has Two Living Grandchildren. So This Means...
美國第10任總統約翰·泰勒于1790年出生,他的兩個孫子還健在。這也就是說……

(1)John Tyler was 63 when his son Lyon was born(1853).
約翰·泰勒的兒子里昂出生時,這位父親的年齡是63。

(2)Lyon was 71 when Lyon Jr. was born (1924), and 75 when Harrison was born.
泰勒的次子,小里昂出生時,他的年齡是71;三子哈里森出生的時候,他已經75高齡了。

(3)Both sons are still alive.
他的兩個兒子都還健在。

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2.Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth were born in the same year. Here thy ( both 30 at the time) Meet At A Movie Premier In London In October 1956
瑪麗蓮·夢露和伊麗莎白女王是同年出生的,下面的照片是1956年10月在倫敦一個電影首映式上兩人會面的場景。

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3.Harriet The Tortoise, Who Died In 2006, Had Seen Charles Darwin In Person
這只名叫哈里特的陸龜活到了2006年,據稱它曾經見到過查爾斯·達爾文本人。

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4.Woolly Mammoths Were Still Alive While Egyptians Were Building The Pyramids (2660 BCE)
埃及人開始修建金字塔的時候,長毛猛犸象還沒有滅絕。

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5.Oxford University Existed For Hundreds Of Years Before The Aztec Empire Was Founded
阿茲特克帝國建立時,牛津大學已經有數百年校史了

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6.George Washington Died In 1799. The First Dinosaur Fossil Was Discovered In 1824. George Washington Never Knew Dinosaurs Existed
喬治·華盛頓死于1799年。而第一副恐龍化石是在1824年被發現的。以此推論,喬治·華盛頓可能根本不知道恐龍確實在地球上生存過

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7.Nintendo Was Founded When Jack The Ripper Was Still On The Loose (1889)
日本電子游戲公司任天堂成立時,開膛手杰克已犯案在逃(1889年)

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8.Anne Frank And Martin Luther King Junior Were Born In The Same Year (1929)
安妮·弗蘭克(二戰猶太人大屠殺中最著名的受害者之一)與民權運動的領袖馬丁路德金是在同一年出生的

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9.Today's Oldest Living Tree (A Bristlecone Pine) Was Already 1,000 Years Old When The Last Wooly Mammoth Died
世界上最后一只長毛猛犸象去世的時候,世界上最古老的樹木(一棵狐尾松)已經1000歲了,至今它還活著

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10.Star Wars Came Out The Same Year As The Last Guillotine Execution In France (1977)
《星球大戰》電影上映同年,法國執行了最后一場斷頭臺上的死刑

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11.By The Time The Pilgrims Made It To Plymouth Rock, There Was A 'Palace Of The Governors' In New Mexico
歐洲移民抵達新英格蘭地區的普利茅斯鎮,準備在這里落戶安家時,新墨西哥已經成立了總督府

注:普利茅斯鎮是第一批歐洲移民在新英格蘭地區的落腳安家處。

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12.Swiss Women Got The Right To Vote The Same Year The U.S. Drove A Buggy On The Moon (1971)
瑞士婦女獲得選舉權同年,美國人在月球上開起了“月球人力車”(1971年)

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13.The Fax Machine Was Invented The Same Year The First Wagon Crossed The Oregon Trail (1843)
傳真機的發明的同年,第一輛四輪馬車穿過了俄勒岡小道(美國西進運動中的重要通道)

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14.You Could Take The London Underground To The Last Public Hanging In The UK (1868)
你可以乘坐倫敦地鐵去觀看英國歷史上最后一次公開絞刑(1868年)

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15.Princess Diana And Mother Teresa Died Days Apart In 1997
戴安娜王妃與特蕾莎修女都是在1997年去世,時間相差無幾

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16.NASA Was Exploring Space By The Time Scientists Could Agree On Plate Tectonics (1967)
板塊構造論成為科學界共識的時候,美國航天局已經在探索宇宙了

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17.Charlie Chaplin Died In 1977, The Same Year Apple Was Incorporated.
卓別林是1977年去世的,同年蘋果公司成立。

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18.Harvard University Didn't Offer Calculus Classes For The First Few Years After The School Was Established... Because Calculus Hadn't Been Invented Yet
哈佛大學建校后,有好幾年都不開設微積分課程。因為那個時候微積分尚未被發明。

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19.Eiffel Tower Was Inaugurated In 1889 For The World's Fair, Which Was The Same Year Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' Was Painted
埃菲爾鐵塔是在1889年世界博覽會前揭幕的,同年,梵高的名畫“星空”誕生。

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