If Earth’s Entire History Was Just 24 Hours Long

Earth has been around for awhile. So have humans. Or have we? According to this fascinating new picture I stumbled across on Google+ (via Ahmed Zeeshan), humans would only represent, wait for it, 1 minute and 17 seconds if the entire Earth’s history was viewed as a 24 hour period.

Takeaways: meteorites spent a lot of time bombarding our planet; the Earth took awhile to actually form; coal swamps (seriously, coal swamps?) and basically everything else on the planet, including the planet itself, has been around far longer than human life.

So now the real question: will we be around for another hour?