Giant fossil squid gladius found!



monty

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Danno;113954 said:
Aw wait a minute, this isn't some April fools joke is it? The timing and all.

Well, it's a fossil, so it must have been around sometime before April 1st, right? Unless it's a relatively recent fossil. Of course, it could have formed on an April 1st sometime during the cretaceous. If only we had more accurate dating methods...
 


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Good point Monty, sir. I believe a detailed examination the specimen and radio-isotope dating via uranium decay and associated ammonite inclusions indicated that it died on April 1st 86,546,937BC.

Alternatively, it could died on April 1st 4004BC, speaking of joke dating...:mrgreen:

L8 2 RISE;113956 said:
so does this mean that it is possible that there is a 100 ft long humbolt squid lurking around?

Most certainly. You should see its mother.
 

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