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What If the Earth Was Spinning on Its Side?

What If the Earth Was Spinning on Its Side?

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In Earth’s early days, it was slammed by protoplanet Theia. This left our world spinning on a tilted axis. But what if the Theia crash had flipped Earth 90 degrees? And why could living in Alaska help you live on a sideways Earth?

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00:00 Sideways Earth
00:47 Theia collision
01:41 Thanks, Wondrium!
02:42 Seasons
05:12 Weather events
05:41 Long winter
08:07 Crop harvest

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