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New Video Explains the Earth’s Age Through a Cross-Country Flight

The history of the Earth in less than four minutes.

New Video Explains the Earth’s Age Through a Cross-Country Flight

via Business insider

The Earth is 4.54 billion years old. Even the greatest minds on the planet find it difficult to comprehend such a massive amount of time. So the fine folks over at Business Insider have created a cool video, “If Time Was the Distance Between Los Angeles and New York City.” In less than four minutes, the video makes Earth’s timeline understandable by comparing it to a journey many have taken.


A few mind-blowing highlights:

-- By the time our 747 makes it to the Grand Canyon, the first rocks have developed

-- The first photosynthetic lifeforms appear somewhere over Denver

-- 600 million years ago (when we hit Pennsylvania) multicellular organisms begin to form

-- Right before you hit Jersey, dinosaurs!

-- Somewhere over Madison Square Garden a violent surface disturbance known as the modern human has evolved

(H/T Business Insider)

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