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Continents on the Move

image of pangea A long time ago (way long), all of the earth's continents were squished together—one supercontinent and one superocean. You could basically walk from South America into Africa, or from Africa into Australia. If you want to try that today, you'd better buy some fins—you're in for the swim of a lifetime.

Cool huh? Yeah. But what's really cool is that it's not over yet. Even as you read this, whole continents are moving. Right? Click here and see.


Map of the world today



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