A poster on Reddit asks: What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don't seem like they would have?

Sample responses:

  •  When the pyramids were being built, there were still woolly mammoths.
  • The last use of the guillotine was in France the same year Star Wars came out.
  • Oxford University was over 300 years old when the Aztec Empire was founded.
  • 1971: The year in which America drove a lunar buggy on the moon and Switzerland gave women the vote.
  • The first wagon train of the Oregon Trail heads out the same year the fax machine is invented.
  • Nintendo was founded in 1888. Jack the Ripper was on the loose in 1888.
  • Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded.

  • There were no classes in calculus in Harvard's curriculum for the first few years because calculus hadn't been discovered yet.

(via Kottke