There have been many events in the world that took place at almost the same time but were so strikingly different in nature, they were just unbelievable. It is like a strange irony of fate, a contrariness of nature that makes these events interesting. How can we then not know of these contrary events?
1. Orville Wright & Neil Armstrong
When Orville Wright (who helped invent the first working airplane) died, Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon) was already 17 years old.
2. Galileo Galilei & Sir Isaac Newton
Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton share a very eerie connect. Galileo died in 1642 and Newton was born in 1642.
3. William Shakespeare & Miguel Cervantes
Both Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same date which is April 23, 1616. But William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 according to the Julian Calendar and Miguel Cervantes died on April 23, 1616 according to the Gregorian Calendar.
4. woolly mammoths & pyramids of Giza
The woolly mammoths were still alive when the pyramids of Giza were being erected.
5. Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe
Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe, both were born in 1926, only 40 days apart.
6. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln
Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, both were born on the same date which is 12th February, 1809.
7. Queen Elizabeth and Emperor Akbar
Queen Elizabeth I and Emperor Akbar were contemporaries and Queen Elizabeth had once written a letter to him.
8. Chicago Cubs & Ottoman Empire
The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, the Ottoman Empire still existed.
9. Harvard University & Calculus
Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented.
10. Fax machine & Oregon Trail Migration
The fax machine was invented the same year as the Oregon trail migration.
11. Tiffany & Italy
The jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was founded before Italy was a country.
12. Guillotine & Star Wars
France was still using the guillotine when “Star Wars” came out. Credit: Suraj Kumar via Quora