21 Mind-Warping Time Comparison Facts That Show Just How Rapidly We Are Evolving
While there have been hindrances over the years, there’s no stopping the relentless driving force that is evolution. To put this into perspective, check out the time comparison facts and animated images below. If we think we’re advanced now, imagine what will happen in the next 100 years.
1 If you get on a flight from Tokyo at 7am, you’ll arrive in Honolulu at approximately 7.45pm the previous day.
Unfortunately this isn’t time travel as we would one day like to see, but is rather because Tokyo, Japan is 19 hours ahead of Hawaii. If you’re ever planning a call between the two countries, 2pm to 5pm is ideal in Honolulu which is 9am to 12pm in Tokyo.(source)
2 A pie chart demonstrating how much listening to music has changed since 1980.
3 Check the difference in what it took to win the Olympic Gold across 56 years of the women’s vault.
Larisa Latinya to the left wins gold for the USSR in 1956, while on the right, McKayla Maroney wins gold for the US in 2012. This is a perfect example of how far the women’s vault has evolved in a short time. (source)
4 A TI-83 calculator has more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
5 In a short period of 66 years, mankind went from first flight to landing a spacecraft on the moon.
The Wright brothers successfully flew a plane for 59 seconds in 1903, which was a momentous achievement at the time. Within a few decades, in 1941 Japanese army used planes to bomb Pearl Harbor, and in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
6 Between the time Pluto was discovered, until the time it was unclassified as a planet, it still hadn’t completed a revolution around the Sun.
It was discovered in 1930 and still won’t complete a full revolution until the year 2178, as it has an orbital period of 248 Earth years. Pluto was originally considered the 9th planet in our solar system, but was adjusted to a “drawf” planet in 2006. (source)
7 Sea turtles are among the most ancient animals still in existence today with the oldest fossil dating back 215 million years – 150 million years before dinosaurs became extinct.
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