Monthly Archives: November 2021

  1. November 30, 2021

    3 Massive Blunders That Took the World of Paleontology by Storm

    For a lot of people, the word “fossil” probably conjures images of bone fragments embedded in rocks. Fossils, however, can take many forms, including leaf and shell imprints, footprints, and so on. For hundreds of years, fossils have provided scientists with a deeper insight into the lives and evolutionary behavior of different organisms, including prehistoric animals like dinosaurs. Unfortunately, the thing about fossils is that they never present themselves intact. Quite often, putting them together is like solving a jigsaw puzzle with obscure, unknown pieces. And that can be quite tough, especially when you don’t have a picture on the box to look at. This is one of the reasons why fossils have also managed to baffle the scientific community, and in some instances, make them look pretty dumb. Here are a few of the biggest paleontology blunders that you don’t know about:

    The dinosaur that never was


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  2. November 30, 2021

    Green River Formation Has Given Us The Most Fish Fossils

    Although there are many locations on planet Earth where fish fossils have been discovered, the Green River Formation is the only single location where most fish fossils have been found. This location was first discovered in the 1870s. Since then around 1 million fossilized fish have been found there. Along with a dozen fish species, many other fossils of birds, turtles, insects, salamanders, mammals, etc., have been found in the Green River Formation. Not just these, as many as 325 kinds of plant fossils have also been discovered at this old geologic formation.

    A Little Information About Green River Formation

    This is a rock formation that comprises of sedimentary rock layers. These layers were developed in a huge system of lakes. As per scientists, it is believed that Green River Formation was formed around 59 to 33 million years ago in the Eocene Epoch. Today, you can find

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  3. November 30, 2021

    Planning To Buy a Trilobite Fossil? You Need to Read This First

    The modern commercial fossil industry is huge. Gone are the times when fossils were accessible only to a select few. Now, with hundreds of sellers offering a wide variety of fossils, from dinosaur fossils to trilobites and everything in between, it has become easier than ever to buy them, even online. But this has also led to the emergence of fake and fabricated fossils that are passed off as authentic and sold for thousands of dollars. Although the fake fossil market is rather small, it does exist.

    If you are planning to buy a trilobite fossil, it is crucial that you know how to spot fake fossils so that you don’t get swindled out of your money. With that said, you should also keep in mind that the methods used to locate trilobite fossils are quite destructive. They require you to break and split rocks, which often causes the fossils to break. So, some amount of repair and restoration is sometimes unavoidable. But fossils that are completely f

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  4. November 30, 2021

    3 Legends and Myths About Whales That Will Blow Your Mind

    Whales are much more than just gargantuan creatures roaming the waters. For thousands of years, humans and whales have shared a very unique connection, from the earliest stories of unknown sea demons destroying ships to the many methods adopted in the present day to preserve and protect these beloved mammals. Over the course of history, whales have terrified, delighted, fascinated, and inspired humankind. They have also played a significant role in many cultures, tribes, and communities. This has earned them a place in countless legends, myths, and folklore tales that are rife with stories of all kinds. In some, you will find narratives of whales swallowing humans, and in others, they are often painted as gods, deities, and divine spirits. Here are some of these stories that you should know about:

    In Maori tradition

    Many Māori tribes have a powerful cultural association with whales. Most of them believe that whales are descendants of Tangaroa,

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  5. November 30, 2021

    5 Shark Tooth Necklaces & Jewelry That We Should Be Talking About Instead of Kim K MetGala Look

    Out of all the bizarre things making the internet, including the gold chain hair by the 23-year old Mexican rap artist Dan Sur or the absurd all-black ensemble flaunted by Kim Kardashian in 2021 Met Gala, the internet is overwhelmed with the bizarre limits being pushed.

    However, this blog is not going to give you updates about the Met gala. When it comes to fashion jewelry, the goal of every wearer is to look edgy, bold, cut-throat while at the same time being sophisticated, graceful, and chic. This is all the more reason why shark tooth necklaces have been garnering so much attention.

    With over 400M

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  6. November 30, 2021

    Lesser Known Facts About The ‘Big Tooth’ Shark

    It was during the Miocene and Pliocene eras that the renowned shark, Megalodon, inhabited the marine environment and preyed upon baleen whales, toothed whales, sirenians, fish, seals, and many other marine animals. These sharks were the largest fish to ever inhabit the oceans; some Megalodon sharks grew to 59 feet (18 meters) or more in length.. Paleontologists believe these sharks dominated the oceans because their teeth have been found on every continent of the plant Earth except Antarctica. However, apart from their big teeth, fierce predatory nature, and enormous sizes, there are some other surprising facts that many people do not know about these gargantuan sharks. Let’s see what those facts are!

    A Single Megalodon Weighed As Much As Eight Elephants

    Scientists believe that Megalodons weighted up to 143,000 pounds, which converts into 65,000 in kilograms. And what’s even more surprising, female Megalodons are believed to have been twice the

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