In this world where sharks
Are older than trees—by far—
Primate cousins run riot—
Fuck—shit—all over the place
Earliest known sharks: 420 million years ago
Earliest known trees: 370 million years ago
Earliest known rodents: 65 million years ago
Earliest known primates: 55 million years ago
Anatomically modern humans: 195,000 years ago
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