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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Where it ended

This, gentle readers, is the place where the dinosaurs died. Technically, it is the view from the patio of the Crabster Restaurant and Grill in Progreso, Mexico, but it is also part of the Chicxulub crater, the impact structure formed some 65 million years ago when a 10 km meteor landed nearby and brought about the end of the Mesozoic Era. It took a few years (well, more like a few thousand) for 75% of all the species on earth to die off, but this peaceful-looking beach was once the epicenter of the greatest natural disaster our planet has ever experienced.

I am hoping not to be around for the next one.

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