Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?

Geology, Continental Drift, Mammoths and Paintballing

Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out.  But paintballing?  Absolutely – check it out!  Like facts?  Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift.   Wegener’s  Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]

Geology, How it Began & Other Stories

When did Geology Begin

When did Geology Begin?   Not as silly as it sounds!  Geology can trace its origins to ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle for example.  There is also a report on the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD79 by Pliny the Younger.  Pliny was a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome.  This points to an early origin of the […]

Elephant Bird: Largest Egg in the World?

Elephant Bird Egg, Aepyonix Egg

The Elephant Bird or Aepyornis, has been extinct for at least 300 years.   It was 3 metres tall, weighed up to 400 kilos and laid one of the largest eggs known in the natural world.  It may come as no surprise then that it was flightless! H.G. Wells’ collection of short stories ‘Tales of Wonder’ […]

Pterosaur Eggs – What do we know?

Pterosaur Eggs – what do we know? Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, China, purchased a unique fossil, found by a local farmer of a Pterosaur lying next to a fossil egg.  It is assumed that the pterosaur laid the egg. Subsequent research suggests that pterosaurs behaved more like reptiles than birds when it comes to […]

Where Can I Get a Good Quiz? With Answers!

Wearing Crystals: Rhodocrosite

Bit random but we love quizzes!   We are delighted if you want to use our quiz –  you could always fess up to where you found it –  answers below – no cheating! Section 1:  The Movies: The following lines are from which films: 1 ‘There’s no place like home’. 2        ‘Are you policemen?’  ‘No […]

Early Birds – fascinating fossils?

Early Birds A 50 million year old fossilised bird was found in Wyoming USA.   It is only 10 centimetres long.  Its well-defined feathers lead Paleontologist Daniel Ksepka  to think that it was an earlier cousin of humming birds and swifts.  It looks really cute.  A bit like a prehistoric cave drawing of a chick. […]

Did T Rex Eat Fruit?

Dinosaur Eating an Orange?

Did T Rex Eat Fruit? Possibly not!  Although check out this film of  Tony feeding Oranges to his outrarrrgeous pet at the Tucson Rock and Gem Show.   Taking place every February in Tucson Arizona,  is the world’s largest show of Fossils, Gems and Minerals with the advantage that Tucson is definitely warmer – and drier […]

How long is the longest ever penis bone?

Well, how long is the longest ever penis bone?  We’re not quite sure – but we do know that the longest fossilised penis bone on record was an astonishing 4 feet plus long! It belonged to a Walrus, was found in Siberia.  It was sold in 2002 at auction, bought by Ripley’s Believe It or […]

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