That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

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  • Published: 23 May 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: 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: 252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda
    Franz Anthony: 252mya.com/gallery/franz-anthony

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Comments • 6 135

  • Shalyn Renee
    Shalyn Renee  34 minutes back

    That was very interesting and deff not taught in school. Thanks for posting

    • Luce Verde
      Luce Verde  5 hours back

      As an English person, I thought that this video was going to be a documentary about my country.

      • Panzerblitz45
        Panzerblitz45  5 hours back

        so essentially just england

        • Klaus Keast
          Klaus Keast  6 hours back

          These are better than the public schools system

          • Jack Smith
            Jack Smith  7 hours back

            Excellent video
            Thanks

            • Sunil Nair
              Sunil Nair  10 hours back

              Look at the bright side..




              They died trying to drink it dry....

              • Pankaj 123
                Pankaj 123  18 hours back

                Cherapunji hold my umbrella 😂😂

                • salamander337
                  salamander337  1 days back

                  Imagine if we live in a world like that where it rain every day? Would we be annoy? Would our skin change from being wet all the time? And how would our buildings last under constant rain?

                  • Nick Smith
                    Nick Smith  1 days back

                    It was not one big flood. *cough*

                    • LEGIN
                      LEGIN  2 days back

                      Load of crap

                      • Riley Reddick
                        Riley Reddick  2 days back

                        Soooooooo, Seattle?

                        • Fredrik Dunge
                          Fredrik Dunge  2 days back

                          4:10 Fewer individuals means faster evolution. It's why species that are too successful often go extinct.

                          • Nick Culver
                            Nick Culver  2 days back

                            Don’t care.

                            • Jesse Cook
                              Jesse Cook  2 days back

                              SOooo.... Feathers = Dino Raincoat?

                              • Jose Jimenez
                                Jose Jimenez  2 days back

                                guy: our planet was so warm .
                                Me: but then how did it stop ?
                                guy : our planet took the carbon dioxode back.
                                me : thats it, thats your scientific explanation, , our planet took it back?
                                guy: thats it , easy to remember on test day . Thats how I got my PHd.

                                • Jose Jimenez
                                  Jose Jimenez  2 days back

                                  then there were a lot of volcanoes. . then there was rain. . then there were dinosaurs , then this happened, then that happened, ,, this guy is full of poop, and gastrolith. . . .. . .

                                  • ButterfleeEllie
                                    ButterfleeEllie  2 days back

                                    it rained for 2 million years, but where did all that water come from??

                                    • cuong bui
                                      cuong bui  2 days back

                                      How can people believe this stuff. The earth isn’t even 2 million years old.

                                    • kubel83
                                      kubel83  2 days back

                                      Oh boy who would have thought the earth had climate changes so many years ago. And even without humans interference. I think that Swedish Greta activist would get a meltdown if she learned this.

                                      • Index Clone
                                        Index Clone  2 days back

                                        In other words, global warming will bring the rains, hurray!

                                        • Kameron Lovell
                                          Kameron Lovell  3 days back

                                          Talking a bit quick there 😂 0.75% play speed sounds better hahah

                                          • Blacksáber Predator
                                            Blacksáber Predator  3 days back

                                            it's a SUPER MONSOON

                                            • Stuart Hawkly
                                              Stuart Hawkly  3 days back

                                              2:30 careful, that sounds a lot like you're describing a world wide flood.
                                              Just add in a bunch of wild assumptions by dating strata and everyone will over look it *ahem dumbass ahem*

                                              • The 3rd karna
                                                The 3rd karna  3 days back

                                                Man u can talk a bit slow..

                                                • Munkylaw
                                                  Munkylaw  3 days back

                                                  It can rain for 2 million years but the temp goes up 1.5 degrees and the world is ending? 😂 👍

                                                  • Groovn
                                                    Groovn  3 days back

                                                    I love how he says, "It definitely wasn't one big flood..." 🙄 😂

                                                    • Charles Frey
                                                      Charles Frey  3 days back

                                                      just a theory, most things man says are Theories.....

                                                      • Feeber Izer
                                                        Feeber Izer  3 days back

                                                        The spring of 1999 in the Seattle area when it rained for 93 straight days felt like 2 million years...

                                                        • Inquisitive
                                                          Inquisitive  3 days back

                                                          Those volcanoes sure didn't believe in global warming.

                                                          • Chebon Henderson
                                                            Chebon Henderson  4 days back

                                                            Thank you so much for doing the work. It's tough making something entertaining and enlightening at the same time. You do it well. Thanks again Eons.

                                                            • Mathew Williams
                                                              Mathew Williams  5 days back

                                                              The chronicles of carina ha classic lol

                                                              • Luna Delgado
                                                                Luna Delgado  5 days back

                                                                You should have called it The Chronicles of Carnia xD
                                                                12/10 title

                                                                • Ethical
                                                                  Ethical  5 days back

                                                                  Only dinosaurs can relate.

                                                                  • Gary Church
                                                                    Gary Church  5 days back

                                                                    I want to go to a planet where it is dark and raining forever. Never been more at peace than on rainy nights.

                                                                    • paulotex19
                                                                      paulotex19  6 days back

                                                                      Loved the jokes, loved the episode! :-)

                                                                      • Dr Thot Swatter
                                                                        Dr Thot Swatter  6 days back

                                                                        And I though when it rained during my whole play date was long...

                                                                        • Franco Dunbar
                                                                          Franco Dunbar  6 days back

                                                                          Idk why i thought of this but how do dinosaurs reproduce

                                                                          • Celestial Wing
                                                                            Celestial Wing  7 days back

                                                                            Scientists: I've discovered a new time period in Earth's history.
                                                                            What will you name it?
                                                                            [Takes Bath Salts]
                                                                            Trivionianakasukus!

                                                                            • JC Mills
                                                                              JC Mills  7 days back

                                                                              I like rewatching this one since I hike heavily in this area exactly in the layers of the carnian. One spot Pinto Valley directly east of Las Vegas 30 miles is astonishing because the entire valley the layers are tilted up almost vertically so in a short distance by transversing them you walk along the exposed layer edges FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END OF THE ENTIRE CARNIAN. like looking at the edges of a book--an amazing area. There and and other areas including on the edge of Zion national park the explosive high energy floods is apparent by the shear size of the logs and debris that got blasted down. One spot I took pictures of right there is the exact fronds of the fast photo you showed of the fossil leaves in the shinarump conglomerate. The rains virtually wore down in record the triassic sonomas that were being forced eastward at the time. I even tumble the cobbles since I realize what they are. The eons series by far should be given every award there is for fast burst of exact information all in one package.

                                                                              • JC Mills
                                                                                JC Mills  7 days back

                                                                                in the layers you can see the muds and silts begin--then sand and gravel then massive outbursts from the higher lands as the trees developed. By the final top layers of the shinarump the logs were then the conifers and enormous. In a short time you see everything develop and change in a short period. Exactly as you stated. also in the top final layers of the carnian THEY DO IN FACT find the bigger tracks as the bigger dinos started up. there are several pdfs recently on it on academia.

                                                                            • Felipe Mourato
                                                                              Felipe Mourato  1 weeks back

                                                                              that time everyone slept well

                                                                              • Ainz ooal Gown
                                                                                Ainz ooal Gown  1 weeks back

                                                                                I read the title as "that time I trained for 2 million years"

                                                                                • Swanky Pants
                                                                                  Swanky Pants  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Oof

                                                                                  • Yoga Bayu
                                                                                    Yoga Bayu  1 weeks back

                                                                                    After that 2 million year's the first dinosaurs experienced it probably like : huh, this is not wet wtf?

                                                                                    • Big Boss
                                                                                      Big Boss  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Damn prehistoric lifeforms and their carbon footprint causing climate change

                                                                                    • Casey
                                                                                      Casey  1 weeks back

                                                                                      You forgot about Florida.

                                                                                      • Madeeha Ahson
                                                                                        Madeeha Ahson  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Animals: lets go for a picnic
                                                                                        Earth: Ima end this mans whole picnic

                                                                                        • Madeeha Ahson
                                                                                          Madeeha Ahson  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Other Planets: What is happening to u
                                                                                          Earth: ah just growing

                                                                                          • Mireya Seymour
                                                                                            Mireya Seymour  1 weeks back

                                                                                            What a nightmare, I hate rain 😂