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  1. Watched this documentary on "deep time" and human history last night. It was all like, "Columbus set sail because 5 billion years ago a planetoid hit proto-Earth, causing the axial tilt which resulted in the weather patterns which led to spices growing in India. Meanwhile, the Portuguese got rich off of a dying star 7 billion years ago, which resulted in a silver deposit in modern-day Mexico..."

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    1. @scribus And then the Saudis got rich because a bunch of dinosaurs and old plants decided to rot below the earth and turn into a slimey liquid.

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      1. @adiwan Pretty much, yup

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