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  1. How Will the World Look Eons From Now?

    Ever wondered how the world will look in a 1,000 years? A new infographic says most of today’s buildings will have fallen or been engulfed by the sea after the Greenland ice sheet melts. Humans will speak an incomprehensible dialect, since no present day words will have survived language evolution. Some 15,000 years from now, Europe might enjoy tropical weather and Chernobyl will finally be safe. Humanity’s official expiration date, barring catastrophe, is about 5 million years, when men become extinct. Yet the barren planet will keep turning for a hundred quintillion years before plunging into the sun. Humbling, right?

    Source: BBC

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