In the early 1900s, a German Climatologist named Alfred Wegener went public with the philosophical assertation that all of the planet’s continents once fit together like pieces of a puzzle forming a giant land mass.

Wegener’s theory termed the giant supercontinent “Pangea,” and it surmised that the expanse existed roughly 200 to 300 million years ago before gradually drifting apart. According to the “Pangea Theory,” the supercontinent separated, resulting in the neoformation of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Not only had modern technology confirmed Wegener’s theory, but many scientists believe that an even greater land mass may have existed before “Pangea.”