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That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

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Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: Check out our NEW POSTER: At the beginning of the Triassic Period, with the continents locked together from pole-to-pole in the supercontinent of Pangea, the world is hot, flat, and very, very dry. But then 234 million years ago, the climate suddenly changed for the wetter. Thanks as always to Nobumichi Tamura for allowing us to use his wonderful paleoart: Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: Want to follow Eons elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - References:
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PBS Eons (6 months ago)
Just a note of thanks to Dr. Joe Hanson of It's Okay To Be Smart (, who first told me about the CPE and said we should do an episode about it. Thanks Joe! (BdeP)
CuriousCanuck (1 month ago)
+Sean Michaels School would have been much more fun and interesting with a teacher like Blake de Pastino.
Ajay Kumar (1 month ago)
Life began in sea and some animals came to the land in the process of evolution. Why did some animals return to the sea life ?
Crushed Luminary (1 month ago)
"That Time It Rained for Two Million Years" ~Imagination (Not Observed) Hubble's RedShift (Observed). It is a fact that our universe is expanding by 3.8cm, or about 1.5 inches a year (Observed that our moon's orbit is growing larger/OBSERVED). Reverse engineer that number, and you'd lose ALL habitable zone properties, about negative 10k years. Negative 1m years, the moon would have been so low, as to knock the heads off the tallest dinosaur. ~ Dr. D.
Lady (1 month ago)
All just a "Theory" Nothing more. Here is another theory..It could have been caused by Oceans, Rivers, Ponds, Lakes Etc.
Andriy Makukha (1 month ago)
@PBS Eons, I'd love to translate your videos into Ukrainian. Is it possible to acquire rights for translation? (Note: the purpose is purely educational. In Ukraine many people still believe evolution is just a hypothesis alongside biblical genesis...)
_Shane_Anigans_ (1 hour ago)
So the Earth was Kamino for a couple million years?
Obi Wan Kenobi (13 hours ago)
Pun in the description
PolskiHetman (23 hours ago)
Netherland be like
Dre12008 (1 day ago)
Crap ton of indoor recess
McPhate (1 day ago)
sounds like the last 2 million years in scotland n wit
Petitio Principii (1 day ago)
It's so frustrating when a global warming denier says that the Earth had higher CO2 concentrations and/or warmer temperatures before the industrial revolution...
Orange avocado (1 day ago)
It was just a little wet outside
Sarah Austin Kitchen (1 day ago)
The Chronicles of Carnia, LOVE IT!!
keecefly (1 day ago)
Will never complain again about 1 week of rainy weather. 😶
Gamingto (1 day ago)
Hey remember that time that it rained for 2 million years?
oilersridersbluejays (1 day ago)
The Triassic was weird in general.
Jord_2w (2 days ago)
Sounds like the average summer here in Britain.
Abigail Sockeye (2 days ago)
Weatherman still wouldn't get it right.
John Chơi Game (3 days ago)
I bless it.
dan hat (3 days ago)
I always thought we got a ton of rain in Nova Scotia, avg of 1388mm a year. Lol. I guess its almost considered a rain forest.
I can explain my profile pic (3 days ago)
It was Toto's blessings
cc w (3 days ago)
Mind blown
First (3 days ago)
Image being alive then and its been raining your entire life then it stops and your dry for the first time ever.
TBonenom (3 days ago)
Wet intermezzo? Wasted opportunity to not simply calling it the interwetzo. ;)
brainchild (3 days ago)
I remember that day, destroyed every umbrella I had.
JustGame (3 days ago)
Rain rain go away, come back another 2 million years from now
Mrcatz Plays (3 days ago)
Hey that sounds like florida
Luis Aboga (4 days ago)
the host is such a dad.
Javed Chowdhury (4 days ago)
Lmao anyone else remember that one time it rained for 2 million years
War Doggo (4 days ago)
why am i here its 10pm on a sunday i have homework to do
Brady Houlahan (4 days ago)
Why the hell does this have so many views, in relation to the dozens of other equally interesting videos that Eons has published? I mean I’m not mad, I’m just confused. 😂😅🤨
People's Republic of Taiwan (4 days ago)
Sounds like Florida
An Artist formerly known as William Devane (4 days ago)
If it ain’t Purple Rain... it ain’t worth talking about
brandon gates (4 days ago)
So if it rained for 2 million years how did the dinosaurs get there suntan?
Ben Varma (4 days ago)
Didn’t know Ireland was that old...
Mars (4 days ago)
Yeah it was some pretty casual rain
Davey Blue Eyes (4 days ago)
Yeah, I was living in Vancouver BC that winter.
Dustin Schulte (4 days ago)
If this happened today humans would evolve to have the outer layer of a raincoat as their skin
Kreska0 (4 days ago)
It never stopped raining in Ireland :-(
Don farlan (4 days ago)
They ought to know they were there
R H (4 days ago)
If we don’t know what happened yesterday what can we know of too long ago 🤤🧚‍♀️
stephen moore (4 days ago)
and we thought hurricanes were bad
Ciaran Hughes (5 days ago)
You’re mistaken, this is just England
Daniel De Sanctis (5 days ago)
When are we gonna talk about the name fightasaur?
FidelCatto (5 days ago)
see the biblical flood was real
ZecTeck (5 days ago)
still going on here in England....
Royhan (5 days ago)
It soo hot here i need rain!!!!!
Nyyk (5 days ago)
Those dinosaurs really existed on this planet...that is so amazing. Imagine if aliens came here and saw dinosaurs. Imagine if we were those aliens and we found dinosaurs. They would somewhat look like people imagine aliens.
sercan demcinli (5 days ago)
0,75 speed better
JMB (5 days ago)
Toto was blessing the rains down in Africa for two million years straight.
_Dreamy (5 days ago)
Nico Eenilä (5 days ago)
Oh yeah I remeber that, it was a great time!
Fahad Zaidi (5 days ago)
we know it rained for 2 million years but we don't know who shot tupac? CMON MAN!
Iam Vikk (6 days ago)
This channel is so underrated
Mama Bri (6 days ago)
Sounds like Seattle
Endlesspathable (6 days ago)
Oh no, Climate Change!
Ali Alemara (6 days ago)
20 million *
Rex John Lamban (6 days ago)
I think he's cooler than Ross.
R.J. MacReady (6 days ago)
The rivers must have been monstrous. I'm wondering how much the salt level increased due to all the sediment being dumped into the ocean.
Austinn Herrera (6 days ago)
Sounds like your average million years in Portland Oregon
NOn Playable character (6 days ago)
This channel has bumped PBS Space Time out of the #1 spot for me 🤫😁
ExtinctSombra (7 days ago)
oh yeah i remember that time
MostlyRandom (7 days ago)
I'm from Scotland. this is normal
Lewis Black (7 days ago)
Yeah in the UK we call this phenomenon Manchester
Beverly Glover (8 days ago)
That was the birth of mold allergy.
ClubMayview (8 days ago)
Dam, climate change... and some humans think they can affect it.
Anonym 1 (4 days ago)
We in fact can and do...
SpEcTrAl Ops (8 days ago)
Aw, i remember that like it was yesterday.
Anym (8 days ago)
What's weird? Sounds like a normal day in the Netherlands to me
duduoshunn (8 days ago)
Where was I?
Daclaem Toth (8 days ago)
your atoms were already there ,thats the only sure thing.
Davin Stewart (9 days ago)
6:21 Thumbs up for this comment alone.
Santouche Santouche (9 days ago)
Man, it was pluvial af!
Marcus Estrada (9 days ago)
“Rain rain go away” Rain: no u
C. C. (10 days ago)
the last year it rained for almost a million years, but this year it's a bit better!
Paige Scaffidi (10 days ago)
I guess Eric was right when he said, "it can't rain all the time"... 💜
Demi-Fiend of Time (10 days ago)
Sounds like my kinda weather
lizard zilla (10 days ago)
Noahsaurus rex survived by building a boat, it was found to be blind so other creatures took advantage and went on the boat as well
Suhan Das (10 days ago)
Well thanks to my YouTube recommended section!
abdulrahman mojil (10 days ago)
Man, don’t you hate it when the world rains for 2 million years?
da block (11 days ago)
It would have really sucked to be a weather man back then.
The Crow (11 days ago)
Well it is still raining in Vancouver
john hanrahan (11 days ago)
Walking. Walking. In the rain.
Lennon Galloway (11 days ago)
So the hole world was Britain
Calatrava Philippe Magnussen (11 days ago)
You sounded so young
Art World (11 days ago)
Wait 2 million years nonstop?
Samarth Varshney (11 days ago)
"And now the rains weep o'er the sands, and not a soul to hear (except really tall lizards)"
Gabe Morehouse (12 days ago)
Must’ve been wet
D Gillies (12 days ago)
When was this period discovered or when did it become widely accepted as fact?
mfanto1 (12 days ago)
Climate change 5 million years of eruption vs 100 years of humans who would win
Anonym 1 (4 days ago)
Not sure if you're sarcastic, but humans in fact influence the climate drastically.
Lau XI (12 days ago)
Kazuchika Okada brought me here.
When Seattle becomes the whole world
hungrydavo (13 days ago)
Back in my day it used to rain for 10 million years. Uphill both ways.
Vedvrat Mahajan (13 days ago)
Only 235 Million B.C. kids will remember
David Hoch (13 days ago)
PBS Is Awesome, I grew up watching it & learned all kinds of cool things
Maria Cojocaru (13 days ago)
All Italian or Latin terms 😂 Anyways I have a question How did the plant continue their photosynthesis if there was only rain? 😂no Sun at all?
Inside the Fence (13 days ago)
Triassic Park
Dan RBLX (13 days ago)
Hey guys remember that? It feels like yesterday
Rose White (12 days ago)
It's OK to be dumb. BUt you Planet of Apes videos show distinct lack of rain? In fact all the water of The Flood 4,350 years ago is what gave Earth it's present topography.
Elias Prado (13 days ago)
And for sure it was where Ireland is today!
Junubia (14 days ago)
The whole world was Seattle
Collin Harris (14 days ago)
Wow, imagine that, _millions_ of animals spent their ENTIRE LIVES in rain.
Sophia Yang (14 days ago)
Everyone over here talking about how they live in a place that's always raining and I'm over here in California and I was so happy that it just rained for a little today
TRAP SOUL (14 days ago)
Summer in England
The Gamer 28 (14 days ago)
*Real footage of modern day England*
Sion Davies (11 days ago)
The Gamer 28 UK*
Andrew X (14 days ago)
How was it raining for for 2 million years smh just put in the weather cheat