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Molly Cule
158774.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:10 am Reply with quote

The earth is called 'Sphere of Ground' in Cantonese.

Here is a list of what each of the planets are called in other languages.

158798.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:32 am Reply with quote


Molly Cule
158822.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:50 am Reply with quote

I think this might be a good general ignorance question...

What was the earth's first supercontinent called?

F - Pangaea.

Seems what we were taught in school was wrong, or rather not wrong, but missed out a few million years before. Pangea is the third known supercontinent.

The first is called Rodinia, it began to break apart roughly 750 million years ago.

Next came Pannotia, then finally Pangaea.

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158824.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:52 am Reply with quote


Molly Cule
158827.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:57 am Reply with quote

The breakup of Pannotia

Molly Cule
158831.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:01 am Reply with quote

oh! found a few more supercontinents....

The earliest known supercontinent was Vaalbara. It formed from proto-continents and was a supercontinent by 3.1 billion years ago. Then the supercontinent Kenorland was formed and then broke into the proto-continent cratons called Laurentia, Baltica, Australia, and Kalahari. The supercontinent Columbia formed and broke up during a period of 1.8 to 1.5 billion years ago.

THEN comes Rodinia....

Frederick The Monk
158838.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:07 am Reply with quote

Sounds like a good gen Ig to me? I thought the 1st super continent was Gondwanaland, but then I'm showing my (geological) age

Frederick The Monk
158839.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:08 am Reply with quote

Would be nice to get an animation of supercontinent formation and destruction.

picture researchers

Molly Cule
158841.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:09 am Reply with quote

Mind you, this is from Wikipedia, the page on Wiki for Continental Drift, Data, currently reads........

Science sucks and wikipedia is soooo gay...why would anyone go on this is so stupid what the hell...ahhhhh...none of this info is true....


South America and Africa are moving apart at an average of 5.7 cm per year because the seafloor is spreading along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This is comparable to the growth speed of a fingernail.

The fastest recorded seafloor spreading takes place along the East Pacific Rise at 17.2 cm per year.

the first president was Bill Doochbag

158844.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:11 am Reply with quote


Frederick The Monk
158848.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:12 am Reply with quote

You're a quick worker young Garrick.

158852.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:13 am Reply with quote

I'd have definitely thought it was Pangea, so I think this is a great GI question, but then I didn't even know there was a president called Bill Doochbag.

158860.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:19 am Reply with quote

I have a jazz-funk piece playing as I watch that and it's a very groovy combination.

A longer loop would be better, though. Maybe we can just slow it down (if we can get it at all).

Frederick The Monk
158863.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:21 am Reply with quote

Who is this Bill Doochbag of which you speak?

158864.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:23 am Reply with quote

Pay attention there at the back!


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