Nov
15
2006

Dead dino in the middle of the road...

Two years ago, a scientist in Australia has a really lucky day. Tired after driving for several hours, he stopped to stretch his legs and -- boom! -- he tripped over a 100-million-year-old pterosaur jaw. (Pterosaurs were flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs. The Science Museum has one hanging in our main lobby.) The jaw bone was encased in rock; after two years of careful preparation, the bone is finally free and can be studied by scientists.

(OK, so it wasn't a technically a dinosaur, and it was actually off to the side of the road, but c'mon, how often do I get to reference my favorite bad song of the Seventies?)

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

sese's picture
sese says:

this give some good info lol

posted on Thu, 01/04/2007 - 8:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i highly dought they found a dino on the road. its scientificly impossible.

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 12:40pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

They found a fossil bone just to the side of the road. The rest is poetic license.

posted on Sat, 05/19/2007 - 7:16am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

get better info lol

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 12:41pm

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