Dinosaurs roaming present day Michigan? We were seconds away!
A recent BBC documentary, "The Day the Dinosaurs Died", features a discussion about the nine-mile wide asteroid that hit the earth, 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs. Some scientists argue, had that asteroid arrived just several seconds earlier or later, it would have missed hitting what is now the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and gone into the much deeper water of the Pacific or Atlantic Oceans, where it would not have caused quite the level of extinction of large animals.
And just like we have rats living in populated cities and elephants and polar bears living in wilderness areas during the present, we could've had smaller dinosaurs living in more populated areas, with the big ones, like T-Rex, living in less densely populated areas. Which would have added a whole new wrinkle to camping in the U.P.
Not to mention those "Pure Michigan" TV spots.
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