That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

  • Published on:  5/22/2018
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    At the beginning of the Triassic Period, with the continents locked together from pole-to-pole in the supercontinent of Pangea, the world is hot, flat, and very, very dry. But then 234 million years ago, the climate suddenly changed for the wetter.

    Thanks as always to Nobumichi Tamura for allowing us to use his wonderful paleoart:

    Thanks to Franz Anthony, Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for their illustrations. You can find more of their work here:
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  • PBS Eons
    PBS Eons  8 months ago+948

    Just a note of thanks to Dr. Joe Hanson of It's Okay To Be Smart (, who first told me about the CPE and said we should do an episode about it. Thanks Joe! (BdeP)

  • merlinsdog
    merlinsdog 49 minutes ago

    Blimey, take a breath mate.

  • Leprechaun Jack
    Leprechaun Jack 6 hours ago

    So like Ireland?

  • Anton Kirchhoff
    Anton Kirchhoff 6 hours ago

    And that's what happens when u don't eat up

  • I have to wait 90 days to change my name

    *Weather Update*
    Cooler temperatures today and the floor is no longer lava
    *Weather Update*
    It’s raining

  • Banjo Ninja
    Banjo Ninja 14 hours ago

    So it rained for a long time and flooded the whole world... I think this is written in a book somewhere.

  • Shaun Taylor
    Shaun Taylor 20 hours ago

    This is scotland now 2019

  • Acid Plug
    Acid Plug 21 hours ago

    Oh no this is bad, guys we need to save those creatures... Let's start a gofundme for the creatures in Pangea

  • Anitaa
    Anitaa yesterday

    What if most of the big sea “monsters” went extinct when the earthquake broke down all the countries of today..

  • Lucas Layton
    Lucas Layton yesterday

    And still, it wasn't enough time to finish a game of Monopoly

  • Devantejah
    Devantejah yesterday

    Don't do what Donny Dicynodont does.

  • Ethen Sun Randomness

    biblical flood?

  • mark banes
    mark banes yesterday

    this is why our finger shrivel still.

  • Zoomer30
    Zoomer30 yesterday

    On the plus side, the NWS would never mess up a forecast.
    Next 2 Million Years: Rain.
    Beats today when a forecast issued at 9PM is pretty much coleslaw by 6AM.

  • Saad Awan
    Saad Awan yesterday

    Rain rain go away

  • Joe Pickford
    Joe Pickford yesterday

    Rumour has it, it’s still raining in England

  • Crayo
    Crayo 2 days ago

    Some guy was doing the rain dance for too long

  • Rich Mitch
    Rich Mitch 2 days ago

    Pfffffffffft, England 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • MojaMarowakŠolja
    MojaMarowakŠolja 2 days ago

    why monkeys think that UK gets a lot of rain!? compering to other Europe countries it get small amounts! i guess uneducated american kids...

  • Henonaga
    Henonaga 2 days ago

    The fishies had a glorious empire. The megladon dominated the earth and was the sole superpower.