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The illustrated FMLs

Today, I explained to my five year-old son that the dinosaurs were wiped out because of a meteorite that hit our planet. He replied, "They should've stood out of the way." FML

By sauve dino. / Friday 25 March 2016 03:12 / France - Groslay
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By  JustIvan  |  9

Well if you used the term meteorite to explain, I'd be confused too. Asteroid is the term that puts the size of the object into perspective.

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  ThatHorse  |  15

the names given to these floating rocks aren't based on their size, but rather where they are and how far they go if they impact a planet. An asteroid is just a rock lazily floating through space. A meteorite is an asteroid that managed to survive its impact with the atmosphere (called a meteoroid once it hits the atmosphere) long enough to hit the ground (it's name changes from meteoroid to meteorite upon impact).

By  CheekyRaccoon  |  27

Well you could always simplify it to him. Simply say that the dinosaurs went extinct because a space nuke hit the earth. This was a special nuke because it made the earth very dusty, so the dinosaurs can't breath and died.

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