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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:29 PM
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Ancient whale had big teeth, possibly ate other whales
Researchers have discovered the fossilised remains of an ancient whale with huge, fearsome teeth.

Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists have dubbed the 12 million-year-old creature "Leviathan".

It is thought to have been more than 17m long, and might have engaged in fierce battles with other giant sea creatures from the time.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/1046...
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:34 PM
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1. K&R
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:36 PM
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2. I wish we had them now to eat those pesky Republicans
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:41 PM
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3. Modern sharks are big enough for that
The problem seems to be catching those pesky people. They're slippery. Oily, you could say.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:50 PM
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4. Ole Fat ASS Rush would choke a White Shark 33 M long
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:58 PM
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5. Oh, Grandwhale, what big teeth you've got.
All the better to eat you with, Little Red Spouting Whale!

Chomp, chomp, chomp.

;-)
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:16 PM
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6. Surely they will find out that they are mistaken?
If they can obtain a sample of its DNA, and carbon date the fossil as well, those researchers might find out that it was much more recent in age, and is really what remains of Rush Limbaugh's excised ass-crack cyst... :)
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:15 PM
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7. Rush Limbaugh jokes?
I'm ashamed of you guys. I thought it was against DU rules to mock the dead.

Oh, wait. Darn.
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