If the Earth was 24 hours old, how old would humankind be?

Meritnation|Aug 10th, 2015 02:49am

Ever wondered what the beginning of existence would look like if it was tracked and measured in a 24-hour clock?


What if we charted the history of earth on a clock? When and where did humankind come into existence during the creation of life? Strange questions, right?


The team at One Clock experimented with this by condensing all the information about the history of earth into a 24-hour time period. The findings were very interesting!

Humans have existed only for 77 seconds!


Let’s try to see what the Earth Clock would look like through a very cool infographic that shows just how old the Earth can possibly be.
History of earth in 24 hours

> If midnight marks the formation of Earth on the clock, dinosaurs, mammals and humans would be last in the line of creation.

> In fact human history doesn’t begin until 11:58:43 p.m!

> It’s interesting to notice that even the simplest forms of life didn’t exist until 4 a.m.

> Dinosaurs lived and died in almost 30 minutes!

Doesn’t it make one realise how truly vast the existence of earth is and humans are just such a tiny part of it.


This interesting experiment gives rise to a lot of food for thought……What happens when the clock strikes 12 a.m. again?

Would evolutionary changes lead to the creation of superhumans?

If there happens to exist life on other planets in other solar systems of the Universe, could aliens visit our beautiful planet?

Share this interesting infographic with your friends to give them a useful insight into human existence and future possibilities. Also, share with us your thoughts on the same! 🙂

Source: One Clock


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  • 1. Saanjaly  |  October 10th, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Superb presentation………………AMAZING

  • 2. mahak  |  October 5th, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    wow…amazing…thnks meritnation

  • 3. Shruti  |  October 4th, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Mind-blowing, superb representation of the earth’s life! And to think that humans, who now have declared their control over the earth, are such a tiny bit of it, whose existence even doesn’t matter in the life of earth!! Really amazing facts…keep it up, meritnation!

  • 4. shreya bajpai  |  September 29th, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    AMAZING …………. REALLY ……….

  • 5. Aastha Mangal  |  September 25th, 2015 at 8:53 pm


  • 6. Harsh Saini  |  September 25th, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    OMG !!! It means Buddha would have benn born just before 2 seconds !!!!

  • 7. parul agarwal  |  September 13th, 2015 at 8:34 pm


  • 8. sakthi ramu  |  September 3rd, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    its interestingg……. thnks meritnation….

  • 9. Mukul  |  August 19th, 2015 at 10:39 am


  • 10. Vikalp  |  August 12th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    This is awesome..really so interesting..

  • 11. raghavi  |  August 11th, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    really amazing!!!

  • 12. shreya  |  August 11th, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    its rlly so interesting!!!

  • 13. Nikita  |  August 11th, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    This sounds so amazing. Thanks Meritnation! 🙂


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