Blow Your Mind with These Timelines


Using a series of timelines that represent increasingly large amounts of time, this blog post puts everything in perspective. Everything.

It starts out simple—timelines of the last 24 hours, the last week, and so on—and works its way up through recorded history and human evolution from apes all the way to the existence of the universe.

Just a few of the revelations that will make you reconsider your whole conception of history: the oldest living person’s birthdate is closer to George Washington’s presidency than to today, and “the T-rex is closer in time to seeing a Justin Bieber concert than seeing a live Stegosaurus.”

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →