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Chasing Dawn and the Sands of Time

Pismo is lonely.
He wants to find friends.
Come adventure through Time
to see how this ends!

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Random Facts Inspiring This Story

  • Eon goes back to the Greek aiōn, “age.” An age is not easy to measure, and neither is an eon. Both are just really long periods of time, but in science, an eon is about a billion years. If you sit down to dinner hanging your head and moaning that it’s been an eon since you ate anything, you’re exaggerating.
  • The geologic history of the Earth is broken up into hierarchical chunks of time. From largest to smallest, this hierarchy includes eons, eras, periods, epochs, and ages.
  • Very simple cells lived on Earth for the first few billion years of Earth’s history. Our oldest fossils date to roughly 3.5 billion years ago and consist of bacteria microfossils.
  • Phillip Gingerich, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and his colleagues discovered two 47-million-year-old whale specimens in Pakistan, in 2000 and 2004. The first whale was a female of a new species the team called Maiacetus inuus.
  • In 1,000 years, we’ll probably have a thriving civilization on Mars, the Moon, or maybe even another planet beyond the solar system. There are 40 billion Earth-like planets in our own galaxy alone.
  • Intelligence is the ability to learn and deal with new situations. When a computer or a robot solves a problem or uses language, it may seem to be intelligent, but it is called artificial intelligence, or AI.
  • Gundi, (family Ctenodactylidae), any of five North African species of rodents distinguished by its comblike rows of bristles on the inner two toes of each hindfoot.

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