3/11/2014

Source: YouTube
When it comes to long stretches of time, humans have a hard time visualizing it. A thousand years, a million years, it's all just numbers. Fortunately, Buzzfeed put together this little video to show exactly how wrong you are. How long ago was Cleopatra born? How long have humans been around relative to the universe? The answers may surprise you.
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Did this surprise you? What other facts about time can you share?

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7 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

Yeah according to that Cosmos guy humans have been around like 14 seconds or something.

Meradeth Snow said...

I try explaining this concept to my students all the time. More often than not, it doesn't really sink in. I think I may be borrowing this video :)

MedeiaSharif said...

I didn't know this about Pluto and wow on that 1 minute equivalent for humans.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We're just a blip on the radar.
And it may be another century before the Cubs win again.

Tony Laplume said...

The Cubs winning the World Series again will be the best thing since sliced bread!

Nigel Mitchell said...

Lol that explains everything

Nigel Mitchell said...

Glad to be of service

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