Sometimes things just aren’t as they seem. Or aren’t as they should be. 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 perception of time, and since most of us don’t live to be centenarians, we cannot know what it really means ‘a hundred years ago.’
But what happens when some of the history facts that you would consider to belong to the contemporary world are much older than we think or vice versa?
Bored Panda recently compiled a series of interesting facts on historical events that surprisingly took place at more or less the same time, turning them into real and pretty fascinating co-incidents, and will make you think twice about how you look at the past.
Scroll down below to check these random facts out for yourself, and prepare to have your mind blown!