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Found: The Fossil of a Giant, Extinct, 400-Million-Year-Old Worm

In June 1994, some fossils from Ontario’s Kwata Mohegan Formation—a cross-section of earth that is hundreds of millions of years old—were recovered, and, for the next several years, stashed at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. That was until recently, when some researchers had a fresh look at them, finding something that’s a bit terrifying: evidence of the 400-million-year-old existence of a giant worm with a disturbingly large set of jaws.  The researchers, from the University of Bristol in Great Britain and the University of Lund, in Sweden, published their findings today in Scientific Reports.  “Giant,” in this case, is a bit Continue Reading

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Mysterious Giant Spiders of the Congo

Many people feel a natural aversion or revulsion to spiders. There is just something about them that seems to tickle at some primeval part of the deepest recesses of our brain and send some ancient, ingrained fear coursing through our veins. The mere sight of a spider can leave a lot of us cringing, recoiling, jumping away, or reaching for a rolled up newspaper. Now, how big would you say a spider would have to be before you ran away screaming? How big would it need to be to really freak you out? The size of your thumbnail? Your hand? A Continue Reading

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Mother Nature Says, “Get off my lawn!” Humans attacked by Ants, Bees, Spiders

Let’s just call it quits, people. Over the last couple of weeks, Mother Nature has decided to remind all of us who’s really in charge. Here’s the rundown of recently terrifying yet gentle reminders from her: Deadly Spiders vs Homeowners: After purchasing a house from the previous owners who failed to disclose that it was actually a destination spot for the deadly brown recluse spider, the latest owners began discovering spiders everywhere until they were eventually bursting out of the walls. A conservative estimate of 6,000 spiders were said to be lurking in the house. [ABC News] Ants vs Tire-Changing Human: Continue Reading

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Devil’s Footprints

The further in time we are from when an event occurred, the easier it is to write it off as fictional or exaggerated. I suppose this is do to some underlying assumption that people of the past, due to their lack of “knowledge” which we modern people possess, were either ignorant or gullible. However as is my usual inclination I take people’s personal accounts and experiences at face value for the most part and tend to believe that they believe what happened to them actually occurred. With this in mind I wish to take a look at an interesting event which Continue Reading

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