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Could you fathom the connection

of a Japanese Samurai.... Abe Lincoln... And a fax machine? 🤔
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Kimchigirl · 31-35, F
Is there one hahaha
Trippin · F
[@1201561,Kimchigirl] A Samurai could have sent one to Abe.🤷‍♀️
Kimchigirl · 31-35, F
[@1212957,Trippin] I saw a comment and Googled.

That's crazy hahahaha
Trippin · F
[@1201561,Kimchigirl] Is crazy... All their history makes you think of huge time spans 🤷‍♀️
HannahSky · F
[@1212957,Trippin] interesting 🤔
Trippin · F
[@868864,HannahSky] Im weird...lol
HannahSky · F
[@1212957,Trippin] not at all, good info
PirateMonkeyCabinet · 36-40, M
Okay, I caved in and googled... and if the time periods do indeed check out, regardless of what is true or not the possibilities of it is hilarious.
PirateMonkeyCabinet · 36-40, M
[@1212957,Trippin] Totally messes with your mind, doesn't it? 😂 It's really surprising what cultures and what famous peoples co-existed at the same time periods.

I remember reading about something similar a while back where two people that seem like they are from completely different time periods lived at the same time and it blew my mind. Tried searching for it again now but I just can't remember enough details to find it.

That said, my search just now found something in the same vein. Haven't actually confirmed if the math checks out, but found this (if true) mind-boggling quote:
[quote]An unusually well-travelled man in the 5th Century BC could have conceivably met Zoroaster, Confucius, Lao Tze, the Buddha and Socrates over the course of a seventy-year life.[/quote]

My brain is hurting now from all these weird simultaneous events popping up. This is your fault for bringing up Lincoln, a samurai and a fax machine. 🤣
Trippin · F
[@822756,PirateMonkeyCabinet] Indeed. A fan of history even... An still its as though when reading about any particular time period my mind wears blinders, cops tunnel vision and fails to consider the rest of the world during the same. Similar to the cool example you found. All in how we look at time.
PirateMonkeyCabinet · 36-40, M
[@1212957,Trippin] I'm not as well versed in history as I should be. Used to be uninterested in it back in high school and twenties, but nowadays when some interesting fact pops up I sometimes end up going on a research spree.

I think most of us wear those same blinders, have the same tunnel vision and are unable to see the broader strokes of time and history. The way we are taught history has a great deal of influence in how we perceive (or don't perceive) the timeline of events. We get cross-cuts of history, and things are taught in ways that make us see them as separate instances instead of a larger, living world so to speak.

Like how we get it hammered in that mammoths existed in the ice age, but it was rarely mentioned that some were still alive at the same time they were building the great pyramids a mere 4000 years ago. I understand it's hard with the limited time and resources to tie it all together like that, but it makes it more understandable that we seem oblivious to how some of these things co-existed when our knowledge is given to us as separate bubbles so to speak.
checkoutanytime · 41-45, M
No, minus Lincoln, for the Booth actors Union, and we will play Chess.
Darkskiescoming · 46-50, M
Yes, really makes you think about history. 22 year span for the samurai. Lol
Trippin · F
[@1198743,Darkskiescoming] Very cool... To me. Gotta look at the bigger picture of time... 🤷‍♀️
Darkskiescoming · 46-50, M
[@1212957,Trippin] Yes you do. Like you said we get so focused on one thing, we don't take time to look at everything.
vetguy1991 · 51-55, M
The all cross continents?
Freeranger · M
Nope, I could deep-six it though. Not seeing the correlation. Closest I could come was the Japanese Boshin war in the 1860's. Samurai were seeking to overthrow the reigning Tokugawa regime. North vs. South? No idea.

Hmmm.....fax. Not feelin' it.
Trippin · F
[@841884,Freeranger] Haha... Welp, date wise... Abolishment of the Samurai, Abe as Pres. and the invention of the fax... It was possible 🤷‍♀️
Freeranger · M
[@1212957,Trippin] should I press the go button on mu b.s. meter? I just put new batteries in.
ilakilak · 31-35, M
Wrong. Japan was opened up by the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854. The Tokugawa Shogunate then proceeded to send diplomats and students to the US. So yes they could have faxed Honest Abe
Trippin · F
[@1208102,Barry] Kinda...sorta what I was sayin...🤔

 
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