Did you know a T-Rex is closer to us in history than it is to a Stegosaurus? Crazy right?

We all too often think of ourselves as the most important part of the history of time, but really, we are just a tiny speck on the history of everything.

Here to put things in perspective, and at a few points make you gasp with surprise, is In a Nutshell explaining The History and Future of Everything! It’s fun to poke around their channel, so when you’re done here, go take a look!

Let some of those facts sink in for a second…

When you think about it, there is a lot to be said about how far we have come over the last 100 years or so, but that is just 100 years… There is so much more of time on this planet to explore and learn about!

As a child, I always wanted to be an Egyptologist, but I had no idea until now that my beloved Pyramids were as close to the height of the Roman Empire as the Roman Empire was to me!

Meet the Robinsons T-Rex Gif for history of everything

Source: GIPHY

Put into perspective like this, I better understand the desire to dig (sometimes literally) into the past, understanding better our own history as a species, as well as the history of other species and specimens on this planet. Perhaps, by exploring the past, we will be better able to make informed decisions for the future.

So, there is your bit of wonder for the day! Just remember kids, a T-Rex is closer to seeing a Miley Cyrus concert than he would be to seeing a Stegosaurus.

For another history timeline that will blow your mind, check this one out!

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Laying Out Earth’s History on a Football Field

How much do you really know about this planet's history? How long have we been here? How does that compare Earth's entire history? With the help of a football field, let's gain a little perspective on these questions.

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  1. “The History and Future of Everything — Time.” YouTube. In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt, 9 Dec. 2013. Web. 02 Nov. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XkV6IpV2Y0>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

CEO of Ever Widening Circles, Founder of EWCed

Since 2015, Liesl has been a writer, editor, and is now the CEO at Ever Widening Circles. She is a life-long camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often root-tripping—outdoor enthusiast. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV