This Simple 3-Minute Animation Will Change Your Perception Of Time Forever

Everybody knows that Earth is old, but it’s quite hard to put into perception just how old it is. In the end, what do 4.5 billion years *actually* mean? How do you even grasp that amount of time with our short-term human brains? 

Well, Business Insider has finally done a pretty unbelievable job of it in this 3-minute simulation, by showing the timeline of Earth if time was the distance from Los Angeles to New York. And, oh boy, our world-view will never be the same.