68 percent of a Hostess Twinkie is air! Alfred Wegener in 1912, first proposed that 200 million years ago the Earth only had one giant continent and named it Pangea. Wegener believed today’s continents broke apart and drifted into their current locations. Wegener supported his theory in six ways: #1. The continents fit together like a puzzle. QuickTime™ and a GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture. The bulge of Africa fits the shape of the coast of No. America while Brazil fits along the coast of Africa. #2. The size of the Himalayans. Their Size indicates a huge collision. Wegener believed this was caused when India collided with Asia. #3. He discovered identical fossil species (plant & animal) on several different continents. He knew that it was physically impossible for most of these organisms to have traveled or have been transported across the vast ocean. #4. Found broad belts of rocks in Africa and South America that are the same type which is rare. #5 Also the Mountain Ranges of the Appalachian (No. Amer.) and the Caledonian (Europe) match up. QuickTime™ and a GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture. #6. Marks left by glaciers on rocks in Africa, India, South America and Australia make no sense, unless these continents were joined and arrayed around the South Pole. Wegener’s Continental Drift theory was not readily accepted by the science community of his day because he could not explain how the continents were moving. 225 Million Years ago Present Day In 150 Million Years In 250 Million Years Why can't a woman, who is now living in Canada, not be buried in the USA?