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Apple’s co-founder sold all his shares for $800. Today, they would havebeen worth US$35 billion.
75% of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
In 1970, there were half as many people in the world as today.
Kids today are less fit than their parents were, as they take 90 more seconds to run a mile.
There is a 600-year-old and 240-paged-book called the Voynich Manuscript, written in a language that’s still completely unknown today.
In 1900, all the world’s mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books; today it would fill more than 100,000 books.
In the US today, prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.
A serial killer convicted of raping and murdering 110 girls was released after just 14 years. Today, his whereabouts are unknown.
Two-thirds of all the people in the world who have ever lived to be 65 years old are still alive today.
Ships today are more likely to encounter an iceberg than the Titanic was.
The San people of Southern Africa today use the same set of tools that were found in a Cave, dating to 44,000 years ago.
The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s.
The first ballpoint pen cost the equivalent of £60 today.
Building the Great Pyramid of Giza today would cost US$5 billion.
There is more CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.
Shakespeare invented about 1,700 words that we use today.
During Islam’s Golden Age, scientists were paid the equivalent of what pro athletes are paid today.
The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to £870 (£75,156 today).
Today, 2,500 Americans will try cocaine for the first time.
Icelandic has changed so little in the last 1,000 years that Icelanders today can easily read 12th-Century texts.