Days Were Shorter For Dinosaurs

Every 100 years, the world slows down its rotation by 1.4 milliseconds due to the oceans. Days were only 23 hours long 20 million years ago, and were exactly 24 hours long in the year 1820. Today, the length of a day is about 24 hours and 2.5 milliseconds.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Due to the oceans, the Earth's rotation is slowing down. 00:32

  2. It is suggested that the Milky Way smells like raspberries and would taste like rum. 01:09

  3. It is suggested that the smell of the cosmos would be that of seared steak, hot metal or arc welding fumes. 03:42

Written by Curiosity Staff August 7, 2015