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 as it turns out, 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!

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.

-Liesl

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Notes:

  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

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV