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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #750 on: October 28, 2017, 10:52:17 AM »
Isn't "burnt bread" just toast?

Toast is like a suntan. This sounds more like a 3rd degree burn.  ;D
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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #751 on: February 07, 2018, 06:45:05 AM »
On a lighter note, while watching the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and seeing the covertible orbiting the Earth; did anyone else, besides me, think that they were watching the beginning of the film Heavy Metal from 1981?
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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #752 on: February 01, 2020, 03:55:39 AM »
330-million-year-old shark found in a Kentucky cave


Researchers were "stunned" when they discovered the remnants of a huge, fossilized shark head in the walls of a cave in Kentucky. The remains of the ancient animal were found in Mammoth Cave National Park, which according to the National Park Service is the world's longest cave system.

The shark fossil, which was discovered by scientists who were investigating the cave system, is thought to be up to about 330 million years old, according to John-Paul Hodnett, a paleontologist and program coordinator at Dinosaur Park in Maryland.

The scientists sent Hodnett photos of the findings so he could help identify them. He was able to identify most of the fossils, but what got him "really excited" was to see a number of shark teeth associated with large sections of fossilized cartilage.

"This was kind of a big deal," he said. "It suggested there might have been a shark skeleton in the cave."

John-Paul Hodnett determined the shark belonged to a species called "Saivodus striatus," a species that lived more than 300 million years ago.

Shark skeletons are made of cartilage, which does not fossilize as well as bone ó so it is rarely preserved. Preserved cartilage can only be found in a few select locations around the world.

Shark teeth, on the other hand, are among the most common fossils found around the planet since they are replaced throughout the animal's life.

Hodnett eventually visited the park to examine the fossils, and while he did not uncover a full skeleton, he found parts of a head that belonged to a prehistoric shark, which he said was the size of a modern great white shark.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/330-million-old-shark-found-110709325.html
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Re: NEWS OF THE WORLD - Current Events (May Be Disturbing, No Politics Please)
« Reply #753 on: February 01, 2020, 12:21:47 PM »
Very cool news! Shades of CFTBL; maybe itís time for that next trip to the Amazon....
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