everyone! This is my time-travel page. From here, you can climb into my
special Time Machine and whizz forward in time from the very beginnings
of life, the universe and everything.
You'll find that the years flash by incredibly fast at first:
like 1 billion years in less than 1 second. By the time you reach 10 million
years ago, it takes just 10 seconds to travel forward to 1 million years.
years to 1000 AD takes about 15 seconds. Another 1000 years forward from
1000 AD to 1900
is 25 seconds. It will take you about 1 second for
each year to travel forward from 1990 to the present.
know what? If I didn't do it this way but instead allowed 1 second
for every single year, it would take you an incredible 142 years
to get back to the present from when our planet formed. I think
you'd get bored before then...
my Time Machine gets around this problem by using a
special scale. This means that the further back in
time you're travelling, the faster you'll go.
But I'm not
all that clever; I'm not a Penguin Time Lord! Whoops... click here
to see an earlier version of my Time Machine. It didn't work. I got stuck
in last week and had to wait 7 days to get back!
Controlling my Time Machine: The
controls are simple. Just hover your mouse over the Go Forward
in Time button to start. As you see the years flicking past,
you'll also see that I've put in all kinds of things that happened. You
can Stop at any time and click something you want to
know about and then continue on your journey.
can also go instantly right to the present or back to the very beginning
of time by clicking the green Hyperdrive up or down
arrow. You'll get the controls sorted in no time
(ha ha! Joke!)
Once you've started your time travel, don't close either the launch
window or the actual time machine window or the links won't work.
Also, click View now on your browser (top left corner) and change
the Text Size to medium or the writing won't fit.
My Time Machine works best in the Internet Explorer browser.
surprise you to find that people are very very new on the planet, but
the Earth is very very old.
for Time Machine Blast-off!