That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

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  • 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: http://spinops.blogspot.com/

    Thanks to Franz Anthony, Julio Lacerda and Studio 252mya for their illustrations. You can find more of their work here:
    Julio Lacerda: https://252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda
    Franz Anthony: https://252mya.com/gallery/franz-anthony

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  • Iain Hansen (May 22, 2018)

    Or as it’s known in great Britain.......................weather

  • SatumainenOlento (Mar 16, 2019)

    +Kiréalta So True!!!!

  • Ellie Kenny (Dec 27, 2018)

    yep lmao

  • Taikamuna (Oct 11, 2018)

    Sounds like your average million years in Finland

  • SatumainenOlento (Mar 16, 2019)

    Ireland beats Finland 10-1 in rainfall...

  • de sp (Mar 1, 2019)

    +Abelis Victoria BC gets 25 inches of water. New York gets 50. Victoria is very dry what are you talking about.

  • indighoul (Dec 28, 2018)

    "That time it rained for 2 million years." - UK, probably.

  • Geoff Halsey (Mar 16, 2019)

    Where I live in south Wales, UK, 3 years ago we had 85 days straight without a dry 24 hours period. Even without this exceptional event, it rains a lot here. Forecast today? Heavy rain.

  • Tony Smith (Mar 7, 2019)

    it’s grim up north!!

  • “Rain rain go away”Rain: no u

  • Harshitha v (1 day ago)

    😂😂😂😂😂

  • S. Sanchez (Mar 11, 2019)

    Lmao 😂Me : yes sir

  • 1217 BC (Dec 31, 2018)

    I love “The Chronicles of Carnia”!

  • PowerSkiff12 (Feb 5, 2019)

    It is a stupid idea that should have happened

  • MrFiddleedee (Jan 25, 2019)

    youtube's algorithm does not

  • Luis Aboga (Dec 10, 2018)

    the host is such a dad.

  • nicholas weber (2 days ago)

    Is he also trey the explainer? Sounds so similar

  • Moocyfer 2.0 (Mar 16, 2019)

    No he doesn't you're obviously 18 and have some sort of fantasy,,, I'm 36 most men my age are dads and the ones who look like this are Playboys,, that bracelet Vuitton the heavily gelled hair the shirt half open,, that's not a dad look, trust me

  • Sam Starr (Oct 6, 2018)

    I remember when that happened, it sucked. My rubber boots fossilized on my feet after 147,003 years.

  • Kiana Dresse (Mar 1, 2019)

    Horrible times indeed my friend, at least you never had to shower tho

  • Dyl Pickle (Jan 14, 2019)

    My rain coat fused into the rock and turned into a rock. Weird huh

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

  • Arveen Balmori (Mar 11, 2019)

    heck yea now we got business

  • Kiana Dresse (Mar 1, 2019)

    Respect ✊ The sun is a deadly laser

  • Harshil Dadlani (Oct 7, 2018)

    Kyogre was responsible for it.

  • DsiakMondala (Feb 4, 2019)

    Rayquaza: I look away for one second and next thing I know it's been raining for two millions years.

  • So glad to c my fav legendary getting joked

  • Galo Arizaga (May 27, 2018)

    I'm in South Florida dude its been raining nonstop for 3 weeks going on 4 I feel like I'm living in this video

  • Tizzy P (Dec 28, 2018)

    Up north, they get more rain in the winter but it is a cold, icey rain. For example, Minnesota got a foot of snow on 36 hours.

  • Jeff C (Dec 28, 2018)

    I lived in Fort Lauderdale Plantation for 14 years it most certainly does not rain non stop-it rains during the afternoon monsoon style during the summer and late summer. I loved the torrential outbursts and lightning and admit I did get caught a couple times on my motorcycle coming back from key west.