Friday, January 16, 2009


I was watching the History Channel a few nights ago and the topic was, well, not so uplifting–Armageddon. But the history of the Earth and all of the changes it has gone through in it's existence is just astonishing and interesting and all of the little-known facts I love learning about. The one tidbit of information that really surprised me was about the dinosaurs. Not just the dinosaurs as a whole, but each species.

Dinosaurs populated the Earth starting 250 million years ago to 65 million years ago before they went extinct. 185 million years they were the superior force on our planet. That is hard to imagine considering how short of a time humans have been around (that will have to be another topic.) When we think of the era of dinosaurs, we picture the T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, Velociraptor, Triceratops, etc. all roaming and reigning the entire 185 million years. I was very surprised to find that was not the case. Each individual species of dinosaur only existed for 2–3 million years before they completely died out.

Do you know what the word Dinosaur means? It's Greek for terrible lizard.

Now you’re a little smarter, Girlfriend — And so am I.

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