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Friday, February 29, 2008

Giant Sea Reptile Will Eat Your Minicooper, Other Fairly Large Things

Posted By on Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:51 AM

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In 2006 scientists unearthed a 150 million-year-old, 50 foot long sea reptile affectionately nicknamed 'The Monster', which was speculated to be the largest of it's kind ever found. BBC News reported yesterday that speculations have been laid to rest and scientists have confirmed that the pliosaur is, in fact, the largest on record. The creature is 20 percent bigger than the biggest of its kind previously discovered, is "awesomely powerful" and "built for biting." But here comes my favorite part of the We-Found-A-New-Dinosaur article -- the part where they speculate about what it can fit in it's mouth. In this case, it's a small car. I would like to add a few other things to the List of Things that The Monster Might Be Able to Fit In It's Mouth: (click 'more')

5,000 turkeys

A Grizzly Bear

A nine foot long cock

A stagecoach

The Polyphonic Spree

-Andy Wright

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