Minute Distinctions


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And if the meteorite had arrived ten minutes earlier, or ten minutes later, it would still no doubt have inflicted devastation, but the dinosaurs would still be here and you wouldn’t.

The time of arrival sixty-six million years ago was apparently quite important.

(h/t The Browser)



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Reminds me of the fate of Kokura, the intended target for the second atomic bomb. Tardiness, clouds, and a faulty fuel pump conspired in its favor. The B-29 spent fifty minutes making three attempts before heading to Nagasaki.