Let’s Put the Importance of the U.S. Into Perspective

Okay, most of us are already familiar with the metaphor that if the entire existence of human beings on the planet was put on a 24-hour clock, it would sit at 11:59.


But get this. Given the tiny place humans sit in the scheme of things on this planet (human beings wouldn’t even register in the cosmos) in 4,000 years of recorded human history, look what a laughably TINY part of that history the U.S. actually plays. (Click on the image and once again to enlarge and scroll down to the VERY END to see how really insignificant the U.S. is in the grand scheme of things). Kind of puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?

history in one graphic


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