Did You Know? Less time separates humans from Tyrannosaurus rex than separated T. rex from stegosaurus

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  Massimo on Twitter: "The age of dinosaurs on Earth was very long and lasted about 178 million years, ending about 65 million years ago. That means we live closer to the timeCompared to dinosaurs, humans have occupied only a speck on the timeline of Earth’s history. Modern humans appeared on the stage 200,000 years ago (up to 7 million years ago if you include the whole human family), while dinosaurs roamed the globe for about 165 million years. Despite the large span of time stretching across three distinct geologic periods (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous), many people view the “Age of the Dinosaurs” as a monolithic moment in history when dinosaurs all lived together. In fact, more time separates stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex than separates modern humans from “the King of the Dinosaurs.”

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