This amazing short movie has now passed muster with all three of my kids--big thanks to Bjorn Ostman at Pleiotropy for posting this! I'd not likely have seen it otherwise. I paused the video in places to read (and simplify and explain) to my kids how much life was snuffed out, extinct, gone forever, after the Toba Super Eruption, after the asteroid hit at the end of the Cretaceous, after the Permian-Triassic Great Extinction, after the Ordovician-Silurian Extinction...and then.... oh, just watch already! This 12 minute movie is 16 kinds of cool. If you have children--watch it with them! And if you don't, go run out in the street, grab some kids, and have *them* watch it. Seriously.
Mata asobou, ne!