1. Betty White is older than sliced bread?
Sliced bread was introduced in 1928 by inventor Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Before this moment, bread was sold in whole loaves as bakers didn’t trust sliced bread could stay fresh. Betty White was born in 1922 and spent her early years not eating sliced bread. But White recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, which means she’s been able to experience the first “greatest invention” much longer than most of us.
2. Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented.
Ok, so you start a university in 1636, you’re the first real place of higher learning in what will become the USA about 120+ years later… This whole thing about inventing a language vs. discovering it is interesting. This article has that got-cha effect on more than one of the following…
3. The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, the Ottoman Empire still existed.
4. The Pyramids of Giza were built in the time of wooly mammoths.
5. The fax machine was invented the same year as the Oregon trail migration.
6. The jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was founded before Italy was a country.
7. France was still using the guillotine when “Star Wars” came out.
8. Two of President John Tyler’s grandsons are still alive.
Check out the full story at the Huffington Post Here: huff.to/1dSj3k6