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2019-02-16 08:48:48 AM  
Not everyone lives in a city, subby.
 
2019-02-16 08:52:36 AM  
Didn't get an A in history, but I'm pretty sure the dinosaurs died off a bit before my city was founded.
 
2019-02-16 09:02:45 AM  
I can't imagine that the geography of New York City was all that different 6000 years ago.
 
2019-02-16 09:32:56 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I can't imagine that the geography of New York City was all that different 6000 years ago.


Those lost Israelites had a pretty sweet deli on 23rd
 
2019-02-16 09:48:33 AM  
Right here in the ever-stable craton. Have to go back 300,000,000 mya to get something novel going.
 
2019-02-16 09:49:13 AM  

John Buck 41: Not everyone lives in a city, subby.


Everybody lives on a street in a city
Or a village or a town for what it's worth
And they're all inside a country which is part of a continent
That sits upon a planet known as Earth
And the Earth is a ball full of oceans and some mountains
Which is out there spinning silently in space
And living on that Earth are the plants and the animals
And also the entire human race.
 
2019-02-16 09:50:01 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Didn't get an A in history, but I'm pretty sure the dinosaurs died off a bit before my city was founded.


Depends on the dinosaur.
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2019-02-16 09:55:12 AM  
Moving that globe around made me feel like throwing up.
 
2019-02-16 10:13:03 AM  
There's this city park here that sits in a little valley. We were there in the fall after the plants died off . One end of the valley was almost all sandstone. The other end is almost all limestone. I realized I was standing on the shoreline of an ancient inland sea.
 
2019-02-16 10:20:03 AM  
why the fark would I care? Nobody on earth even cares about what's coming down in the coming 50 years.

but let's fantasize about the dinosaurs some more. Hey, you know what--they flourished all over the world in much different climate conditions than we have now! And we are much smarter than they were. Cheesemates, climate change wankers!
Everything is fine.
 
2019-02-16 10:30:28 AM  
That is an interesting find, thanks subby. I got a kick out of it, and it helped my kids visualize Earth's development a bit.
 
2019-02-16 10:35:37 AM  
I wonder if Earth's rotation was a bit erratic in the early days.
 
2019-02-16 10:56:49 AM  
It blows my mind to think of all the things that happened on Earth before humans even showed up. We think of the human history is being kind of long, but it's not. Our species has barely been around at all. It did a lot in just thousands of years. When we die off, we will have been nothing but a flash in the pan.
 
2019-02-16 11:00:38 AM  

cryinoutloud: why the fark would I care? Nobody on earth even cares about what's coming down in the coming 50 years.

but let's fantasize about the dinosaurs some more. Hey, you know what--they flourished all over the world in much different climate conditions than we have now! And we are much smarter than they were. Cheesemates, climate change wankers!
Everything is fine.


Maybe its important to know what life was like when your neighborhood was an ocean. Because where you live will be an ocean again ... soon.
 
2019-02-16 11:06:26 AM  
260m years ago my city was connected to the continent of Africa. And it was cloudy.
 
2019-02-16 11:10:51 AM  
Looks like I had some sweet ocean front propertah 300 million years ago.  Now it's just Hillbilly Holler.
 
2019-02-16 11:34:35 AM  
 
2019-02-16 11:35:58 AM  
internal desert. dragons on coast. (gartors); one tree? + no DT.
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2019-02-16 12:11:45 PM  

cryinoutloud: why the fark would I care? Nobody on earth even cares about what's coming down in the coming 50 years.

but let's fantasize about the dinosaurs some more. Hey, you know what--they flourished all over the world in much different climate conditions than we have now! And we are much smarter than they were. Cheesemates, climate change wankers!
Everything is fine.


Username checks out
 
2019-02-16 12:17:25 PM  

squidloe: 260m years ago my city was connected to the continent of Africa. And it was cloudy.


Fun fact: climate doesn't change ad the clouds remain in place no matter the year. That that "scientists"!
 
2019-02-16 12:26:32 PM  

DerAppie: squidloe: 260m years ago my city was connected to the continent of Africa. And it was cloudy.

Fun fact: climate doesn't change ad the clouds remain in place no matter the year. That that "scientists"!



Dig the Princess and the Pea.
 
2019-02-16 12:27:58 PM  
Mine was underwater.  You can find prehistoric shark teeth and things in the shell pits they dig up around here.
 
2019-02-16 12:32:50 PM  
Chef Boyardee Dinosaurs Ad - 1988
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2019-02-16 12:34:10 PM  

yakmans_dad: Right here in the ever-stable craton. Have to go back 300,000,000 mya to get something novel going.


You realize that is several times the age of the entire universe, right?
 
2019-02-16 12:50:58 PM  
I like how the map needs to draw out the individual states of the US but doesn't do it for the other countries.  Like people from the US would need that extra level of detail to understand the map.

I'm reminded of this:
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2019-02-16 01:00:48 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I like how the map needs to draw out the individual states of the US but doesn't do it for the other countries.  Like people from the US would need that extra level of detail to understand the map.

I'm reminded of this:
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That appears to be the only map that does this, if that helps
 
2019-02-16 01:16:59 PM  
Where I am right now was under the Champlain Sea at one point, and giant Lake Vermont at another point, and before that it was known as "that seedy hellhole with all the redhaired Neandertals".  Things get kinda murky beyond that point.
 
2019-02-16 01:48:55 PM  

phalamir: yakmans_dad: Right here in the ever-stable craton. Have to go back 300,000,000 mya to get something novel going.

You realize that is several times the age of the entire universe, right?


Ah, yes. Lop of some of the zeros
 
2019-02-16 02:18:26 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I like how the map needs to draw out the individual states of the US but doesn't do it for the other countries.  Like people from the US would need that extra level of detail to understand the map.

I'm reminded of this:
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Or, the guy who made it is an American and did it automatically, because US maps in the US always show state boundaries.
 
2019-02-16 02:51:07 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: John Buck 41: Not everyone lives in a city, subby.

Everybody lives on a street in a city
Or a village or a town for what it's worth
And they're all inside a country which is part of a continent
That sits upon a planet known as Earth
And the Earth is a ball full of oceans and some mountains
Which is out there spinning silently in space
And living on that Earth are the plants and the animals
And also the entire human race.


Wakko better pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space, 'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!
 
2019-02-16 02:52:00 PM  

jayfurr: Where I am right now was under the Champlain Sea at one point, and giant Lake Vermont at another point, and before that it was known as "that seedy hellhole with all the redhaired Neandertals".  Things get kinda murky beyond that point.


Neanderthals in North America, huh? You need to write that discovery up.
 
2019-02-16 03:07:34 PM  

phalamir: BumpInTheNight: I like how the map needs to draw out the individual states of the US but doesn't do it for the other countries.  Like people from the US would need that extra level of detail to understand the map.

I'm reminded of this:
[img.fark.net image 500x389]

Or, the guy who made it is an American and did it automatically, because US maps in the US always show state boundaries.


To be fair, US states dwarf most European countries, so not including the states makes North America too empty and including the European nation states and regions makes Europe too busy. The generally accepted compromise is to include US states and do the EU at country level because it keeps the map at the same level of detail throughout in terms of the size of the subdivisions.
 
2019-02-16 03:14:34 PM  
What I find amazing is my location  was once near the South Pole and how it's in the Northern Hemisphere.
It was Above land for the past 300 Million years then was underwater to 500 Million years in the past and above water going farther back.
So if I could go back in time I'd just have to avoid the 300-500 Million years ago mark.
 
2019-02-16 03:16:21 PM  

Kefka1911: What I find amazing is my location  was once near the South Pole and how it's in the Northern Hemisphere.
It was Above land for the past 300 Million years then was underwater to 500 Million years in the past and above water going farther back.
So if I could go back in time I'd just have to avoid the 300-500 Million years ago mark.


Ugh... it was above water....
/predictive text can really suck
 
2019-02-16 03:48:34 PM  
Underwater for pretty much the entirety of history until recently.

Maybe I should move.
 
2019-02-16 04:29:29 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I like how the map needs to draw out the individual states of the US but doesn't do it for the other countries.  Like people from the US would need that extra level of detail to understand the map.


That's OK. They didn't bother doing the plate Alaska sits on, so I couldn't find my town either.

Kind of fun that all the land started on the south pole. Wonder if a few hundred million years from now it'll be on the north pole.
 
2019-02-16 04:29:31 PM  
At one point where I live was precisely on Earth's butthole. That seems accurate.

Was a little surprised it was always land though. Albeit close to the beach for long stretches.
 
2019-02-16 04:36:47 PM  

Boudyro: At one point where I live was precisely on Earth's butthole. That seems accurate.

Was a little surprised it was always land though. Albeit close to the beach for long stretches.


I also think it's really neat how the Pacific has almost always been massive. Can you imagine living on a planet where there would be no sane reason to go all the way around because you could literally walk across 99 percent of the land on the planet without crossing a major body of water?
 
2019-02-16 05:01:15 PM  

cryinoutloud: why the fark would I care? Nobody on earth even cares about what's coming down in the coming 50 years.

but let's fantasize about the dinosaurs some more. Hey, you know what--they flourished all over the world in much different climate conditions than we have now! And we are much smarter than they were. Cheesemates, climate change wankers!
Everything is fine.


For cryinoutloud pull the petrified stick out of your ass.
 
2019-02-16 05:31:11 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Didn't get an A in history, but I'm pretty sure the dinosaurs died off a bit before my city was founded.


They died off before any city was founded.
 
2019-02-16 05:31:54 PM  

Billy Liar: Speaker2Animals: Didn't get an A in history, but I'm pretty sure the dinosaurs died off a bit before my city was founded.

They died off before any city was founded.


Sorry.  Unless you lived in Bedrock.
 
2019-02-16 05:54:33 PM  

Boudyro: Boudyro: At one point where I live was precisely on Earth's butthole. That seems accurate.

Was a little surprised it was always land though. Albeit close to the beach for long stretches.

I also think it's really neat how the Pacific has almost always been massive. Can you imagine living on a planet where there would be no sane reason to go all the way around because you could literally walk across 99 percent of the land on the planet without crossing a major body of water?


Being able to literally walk around the planet could have given science a few centuries head start, with a lot less "that be dragons" and "we'll sail over the edge" superstitious mumbo-jumbo.
 
2019-02-16 07:02:31 PM  
300M years ago, my town was in the middle of the desert near the Iberian Peninsula.  And it was cloudy.
 
2019-02-16 07:11:57 PM  

Dinodork: jayfurr: Where I am right now was under the Champlain Sea at one point, and giant Lake Vermont at another point, and before that it was known as "that seedy hellhole with all the redhaired Neandertals".  Things get kinda murky beyond that point.

Neanderthals in North America, huh? You need to write that discovery up.


https://www.newscientist.com/article/​2​129042-first-americans-may-have-been-n​eanderthals-130000-years-ago/
 
2019-02-16 07:38:37 PM  
maui (the geological larger part) is less than a million years old.  a volcanic hot spot created the land starting at the ocean floor and built its way up above sea level.  i heart my home.
 
2019-02-16 07:55:08 PM  

John Buck 41: Not everyone lives in a city, subby.


It found my address, ya hick.
 
2019-02-16 08:03:18 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I can't imagine that the geography of New York City was all that different 6000 years ago.

Those lost Israelites had a pretty sweet deli on 23rd


I first read that as "had a sweet deal", you know Jews and finance.
 
2019-02-16 08:07:28 PM  

Boudyro: Boudyro: At one point where I live was precisely on Earth's butthole. That seems accurate.

Was a little surprised it was always land though. Albeit close to the beach for long stretches.

I also think it's really neat how the Pacific has almost always been massive. Can you imagine living on a planet where there would be no sane reason to go all the way around because you could literally walk across 99 percent of the land on the planet without crossing a major body of water?


Except that it wasn't. Australia was touching North America. The Pacific fits in just the way the armpit of Africa fits into Brazil. The whole earth grew, not this nonsense about "Pangea".
 
2019-02-16 08:43:05 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: John Buck 41: Not everyone lives in a city, subby.

It found my address, ya hick.


I'll take that as a compliment, fellow hick.
 
2019-02-17 01:26:59 AM  
WOW, that was far more boring than I had anticipated.
 
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