remember when you put your glasses on for the first time and you realized you could see leaves on trees

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Unlikely simultaneous historical events




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?

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.

Two empires [Roman & Ottoman] spanned the entire gap from Jesus to Babe Ruth.

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.

When pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock, you could already visit what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico to stay at a hotel, eat at a restaurant and buy Native American silver.

The first wagon train of the Oregon Trail heads out the same year the fax machine is invented.

Nintendo was formed the same year Van Gogh painted Starry Night.

Cleopatra (the last Pharaoh of Egypt) lived closer to the moon landings than she did to the building of the Pyramids of Giza.

When Kublai Khan became the Mongol Emperor, the first humans were setting foot on New Zealand.

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Writing the dramatic death scene



In your head:


In paper:


this made me laugh so hard because it’s so accurate.

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When going to a new place, it pays not to just look at the big picture, but at the small details. The first time I went to Scotland, I was walking through the woods by a ruined chapel, but the light was so dim that I couldn’t get anything I really liked. I was disappointed walking back, but then happened to look down and see a dead leaf with huge, defined droplets of water, so I took out my 60mm macro lens and took some shots. It ended up being one of my favorite photos from the trip.

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