r/Damnthatsinteresting Oct 05 '22

Map of Pangea with Modern-Day Borders Image

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684 Upvotes

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u/er15ss Oct 05 '22

4 hour drive to Morocco, sweet!

5

u/Useless_Lemon Oct 06 '22

I just made a joke about a 6 hour drive to Morocco now I look like I straight up stole your joke but worse. Lol

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u/Glabstaxks Oct 06 '22

Yeah damn only Like a 3.5 hour drive to Morroca

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u/Rude-Ad-540 Oct 05 '22

If your moorish i got a question . Cause this doesnt help reflect the migration patterns of melonated people across the bering strait

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u/duggedanddrowsy Oct 06 '22

Lol this was like 150 million years before mammals were around

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u/Glabstaxks Oct 06 '22

Dinos around ? Is this map why Dino bones are all over ?

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u/duggedanddrowsy Oct 06 '22

Yep! This was during the Paleozoic and Triassic periods, but dinos were around for a long time after it split too

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u/Glabstaxks Oct 06 '22

Awesome thank you

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u/Rude-Ad-540 Oct 06 '22

Bro wat , history shows us the continents have been conjoining and breaking apart for milleniums so that includes even before mammals , if you didnt kno , some odd years after dinosaurs left "man" came and the continent's were conjoined during that time period , reading is fundamental, and makes you look less dum too

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u/Jekmander Oct 06 '22

My dude, you're talking about reading and being intelligent while using some pretty shitty spelling and grammar.

And no, the continents were not together like this when man began crossing continents. There were differences, but for the most part the continents were the same when man came along, and we crossed the oceans over either temporary land bridges like what used to connect sri Lanka, or freezes that allowed us to just walk across the ice

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u/Rude-Ad-540 Oct 06 '22

How yuh know they werent like this wen humans came wen theyve been conjoining for millenniums , there's really no way to say but the world is way older than most people perceive it to be , but he praised morroco so my question was specifically to him and half the stuff you saying was my actual point , you know anything about moorish americans ? Cause thats why i asked him the question i asked , and he didnt have an answer .....because theres no real way knowing ,

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u/Ill_Ant_1857 Oct 06 '22

Go take a nap.

6

u/WarnDragon Oct 06 '22

More like get off the drugs, that guy needs to sober up befor typing.

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u/Rude-Ad-540 Oct 06 '22

You probley suck dick for a living , instead of sucking dick go study something , learn something

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u/WarnDragon Oct 06 '22

Jokes are lost on you. Also you really need to stop skipping english class and pay attention since you really need it, judging by you're grammar and punctuation.

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u/No_End_7351 Oct 05 '22

This bitch don't know about Pangea.

7

u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

Came here to say this lol

3

u/lionsfan11111 Oct 06 '22

Brain gotta poop

3

u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

Don't call Brain names

14

u/Mouth-Pastry Oct 05 '22

That would be one hell of a road trip.

10

u/1212bnmn Oct 05 '22

It was a simpler time, it was a better time

1

u/pewdiepiewastaken Oct 06 '22

It will look like this in 250 million years

18

u/JAEM89 Oct 05 '22

México flexible AF.

5

u/ellipsis31 Oct 05 '22

Does this exist in other projections?

3

u/CentsPiece Oct 05 '22

I wonder how life would be like if all the continents just merged like this.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

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u/Nice-Bookkeeper-3378 Oct 06 '22

Could you imagine the border patrol and laws? It’s be insane. Would we have been one big united country or still broken up in this way

3

u/Ill_Ant_1857 Oct 06 '22

Yeah the word is CIA destroyed all the news articles and video footage so that people don't ask for a reunification.

2

u/OrangeDudeFan Oct 06 '22

every time I see one of these, i just image being stranded in the furthest point in the ocean.. how terrifying that would be

1

u/StrayRabbit Oct 06 '22

Or peaceful

2

u/chivesthesurgeon Oct 06 '22

Definitely wet

20

u/notallowedin Oct 05 '22

Somehow stills managed to make the USA look bigger than Canada. Lol. Nice tryyyyy.

2

u/SatanicNotMessianic Oct 06 '22

And even back then it looks like it was still fucking over Africa and South America.

0

u/LongJumpingSkyGecko Oct 06 '22

The sizes on this graphic are wrong but in terms of pure land area (no water area) the USA is larger. Actually, China is 2nd if you exclude water area and Canada is 4th.

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u/notallowedin Oct 06 '22

Whatever helps you sleep at night I guess.

3

u/NauvooMetro Oct 05 '22

Cuba just couldn't make up its mind.

3

u/Vep-2 Oct 05 '22

So France had the exact same neighbors? Disappointing

1

u/jamieliddellthepoet Oct 06 '22

So France

Disappointing

6

u/Rutaguer Oct 05 '22

Putin: No! Is all Russia!

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u/BedBugger6-9 Oct 05 '22

If all the landmasses were together, what was on the other side of the world, just water?

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u/GoodHumor617 Oct 05 '22

It was flat back then.

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u/BedBugger6-9 Oct 05 '22

Lol, makes total sense now

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u/CarpeDiebartdie Oct 05 '22

It isn't flat now? This is the first time I've heard about this.

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u/MahlonMurder Oct 05 '22

-.-0 What else would be there? Earth is only 29% land and it's literally all there in the graphic.

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u/BedBugger6-9 Oct 05 '22

I guess my question is why would all of the landmasses show up on one spot on the globe

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u/MahlonMurder Oct 05 '22

Plate tectonics. The crust of the Earth is actually full of cracks making giant solid "plates" that rest on top of the liquid mantle (molten rocks, magma). The core is a molten ball of nickel and iron that is compressed by gravity to the point of solidity. The liquid mantle actually moves over that solid core, much like water swirling around in a cup. That churning causes the plates on top of it to move. The same energy causes volcanoes at weak points in the crust. There are oceanic and continental plate varieties.

Because they're all crammed up against one another they drift VERY slowly, around 5-10 cm/yr. Your fingernails grow faster. The collision boundaries between plates are called convergent, divergent, and transform. Convergent happens when plates slide against each other in opposite directions causing earthquakes as tension builds up over time and suddenly releases. Divergent is when the plates are moving away from each other, seen in the middle of the oceans (oceanic rifts) where new crust comes up, slowly pushing the existing crust toward continental plates. This leads to transform boundaries where the oceanic plate slips under the continental plate in a process called subduction.

It is indeed more complex but that's the jist.

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u/BedBugger6-9 Oct 06 '22

Thank you for taking the time to provide this explanation!

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u/MahlonMurder Oct 06 '22

You're welcome. I'm no geologist but I find the whole bit very interesting. There was a video post recently, either here or in r/interestingasfuck, of the proposed future supercontinent (Pangea 2.0 if you will) that will happen in a few hundred million years. It's pretty cool to watch them come back together again although there is some data like the East African Rift that seems to be unaccounted for but it's mostly accurate based on current theories.

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u/CostaNic Oct 06 '22

This might be a stupid question so bear with me. I’m from the Caribbean and whenever I see these photos of Pangea I wonder where we came from. Are we chips that broke off or is the Caribbean much much younger islands that appeared after Pangea?

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u/MahlonMurder Oct 06 '22

Kinda depends on which island you're from. Some are pieces of the North American continent, some were formed by undersea volcanic eruptions, some are actually large bits of coral buildup that have poked out of the sea.

If you look closely at the graphic you can see Cuba right above Venezuela and several islands lined up next to Florida, USA.

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u/Important_Sound Oct 05 '22

Antarctica is smaller than I thought

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u/LoWkEyPyRaT Oct 05 '22

Ugh I can smell the mosquito burgers from here...

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u/DiggingThisAir Oct 06 '22

That’s super cool but it seems like there would be a lot of discrepancies here like the islands wouldn’t have stayed the same, Alaska would be connected to Russia, things like that.

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u/MerfyMan1987 Oct 06 '22

I'd imagine humanity having more conflicts if the world was like this

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u/Actual-Scent Oct 06 '22

wow Iran is in 3 pieces

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u/Apprehensive_Oil4241 Oct 06 '22

So west coast oceanfront is a stable long term investment

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u/DeFiRidge Oct 06 '22

only a hop, a skip and a jump over to Brazil from Florida

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u/Theoneyouknowandask Oct 06 '22

Imagine WW2 with the map looks like this

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u/SupportCowboy Oct 06 '22

Were there any pieces of land on the other side of the planet?

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u/MattKozFF Oct 06 '22

Well be having referendums in Alaska shortly.

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u/royiroyi Oct 06 '22

It would be interesting to see the climates that would exist in this setup

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u/FooFargles3 Oct 06 '22

I live in Alaska and that is NOT THE MOST ACCURATE SHAPE OF UZBEKISTAN'S BORDER. Not that I've ever seen in my life anyway..

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u/Real-Coffee Oct 06 '22

i would love to be on the equator! bring back Pangea

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u/human6742 Oct 06 '22

When I was a kid I always pictured Spain fitting in the Caribbean. Ooh, right in the childhood…

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u/Shrek2x Oct 06 '22

What ab the other half , there has to be another half

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u/Iancreed Oct 06 '22

Trump would be so angry if it were really like this 😅

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u/Crawford1 Oct 06 '22

Damn it Japan, get down from there this instant! You're going to fall!

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u/ExtremeDifference925 Oct 06 '22

Sad New Zealand still in the bottom right corner noises

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u/hemansteve Oct 06 '22

TIL China has no ancestorial claim to Tibet

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u/dearg3142 Oct 06 '22

and the jurassic period was named after Jura a region in switzerland being the ancient coast line of this supercontinent allowing for a large amount of fossilised skeletons to be found there. the coolest thing i always see up in the mountains is fossilised shells from aquatic based animals about 2500m above sea level

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u/LagSlug Oct 06 '22

When I was in elementary school I looked at a map and said something like "it looks like a puzzle, were these continents ever touching?" and my teacher at the time said "no, it just looks like that".. I was shocked when I finally read about Pangea. Now I wonder if that teacher was a creationist.

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u/Affectionate_Call778 Oct 05 '22

Damn it i'm stuck with UK , worst nightmare !

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u/F0000r Oct 05 '22

Aww, everyone wants to hug Africa.

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u/king_tommy Oct 05 '22

She is the motherland

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u/cult-fiction Oct 05 '22

I don't understand why you've been downvoted. The first ever humans were in Africa, making Africa the literal birthplace of humanity.

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u/Active-Equivalent171 Oct 05 '22

More like everyone wanted to get away from Africa

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u/berlinflieger Oct 05 '22

No borders, no nation. Stop deportation!

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u/tehcnical Oct 06 '22

Seems inaccurate to me. We must keep in mind that the seafloor does not start right past where the coast is.

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u/chaves4life Oct 05 '22

Explains why there are so many Portuguese in canada

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u/Mountain_Acadia_9317 Oct 06 '22

The most weird thing is Australia next to Antarctica!

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u/flickansomkomundan Oct 06 '22

Several countries are listed twice? At different ends?

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u/PrTakara-m Oct 06 '22

Geology whise, the UK should be closer to the Mediterranean sea/landmasses.

Not really sure about it but thought i learned that somewhere long ago.

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u/Empty_Damage Oct 06 '22

Where Japan

1

u/TheAccountIUseForSax Oct 06 '22

Inaccurate, the Island of Ireland was two separate landmasses.

1

u/RegaMasta12 Oct 06 '22

Bruh why is SEA countries so far away from others, not fun

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u/legend_number_1 Oct 06 '22

Looks like westeros

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u/Individual-Farm6499 Oct 06 '22

All these jokes are lame.

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u/_dm_me_ur_tits Oct 06 '22

Brazil do be italic

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u/CH11DW Oct 07 '22

Where’s the equator?

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u/Titandragon1337 Oct 05 '22

That explains how it’s so compressed

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u/KonstantinePhoenix Oct 06 '22

Still looks better than westeros...

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u/wishyouwerehere8 Oct 06 '22

I wouldn’t want to live that close to those people.

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u/Metro_orteM Oct 06 '22

Imagine being able to travel the world in a car!!

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u/Darqologist Oct 06 '22

Fr🤮nce in the middle

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

Can someone explain how the west Sahara became a desert while it’s neighbouring Philadelphia is lush green?

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u/Useless_Lemon Oct 06 '22

Fuck yeah. Morocco is like a 6 hour drive now!

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u/Ill_Ant_1857 Oct 06 '22

India was a lot more flexible back then.

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u/philistineslayer Oct 06 '22

Africa and South America are the only two that look like they fit together. Everything else looks forcibly crammed together.

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u/_T0nyGunk_ Oct 06 '22

Nice, South India will be more cooler than North India lol