Size Matters

You know why I love the deep past? Because everything was huge. Sloths were huge, birds were huge, insects were huge. The modern ecosystem can't support mega-fauna (thanks, decreasing oxygen content of the atmosphere), which is why even if humans hadn't spent the last two centuries being supreme assholes to other species, creatures like elephants and tigers and other hold overs from the last Age of Giants would be on their way out: there isn't room for them anymore.

This video highlights some of the largest animals ever, and should serve as a reminder that you might think you're a big fish in your particular pond, but there was once a 30 foot tall rhino so you're really nothing to look at, monkey-man.

Via Geekologie.
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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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