Time since the first iron steamship crossed the English Channel

Time since the first iron steamship crossed the English Channel (199 y)

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Time since the first iron steamship crossed the English Channel (199 y)

  • is 1/250 of Time since first humans in Australia (50,000 y)...more
  • is 1/20 of Time since earliest wheeled vehicles (4,000 y)...more
  • is 1/10 of Time since the birth of Hero of Alexandria (2,011 y)...more
  • is 1/2 of Time since the death of Shakespeare (403 y)...more
  • is about as big as Time since the first passenger steam railway service (196 y)...more
  • is 2 x Time since the birth of chemist Rosalind Franklin (101 y)...more
  • is 2.5 x Lifespan of human being (80 y)...more
  • is 4 x Time since first email sent (50 y)...more
  • is 4 x Time since the launch of Intel's first microprocessor, the 4004 (50 y)...more
  • is 5 x Time since first IBM Personal Computer launched (40 y)...more
  • is 100 x Lifespan of rat (2 y)...more

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