Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Happy Birthday Earth
The Earth is 6010 years old today
6010 sounds curiously precise. It reminds me of the old joke about the museum security guard who was asked by a visitor how old the dinosaur skeleton was. "That dinosaur is one hundred million and three years old" he replied.
"Wow, that's so precise" said the visitor, "how can you be so accurate?" The security guard replied "Well, it was 100 million years old when I started working here, and that was 3 years ago"